Our overall vision for the year is:
To promote and celebrate, in every community, the benefits of sport and physical activity, and to be the catalyst for a fitter, healthier city in the future
We will do this in three ways:
We want to use the year to break down divisions between sport, activity and culture and focus on enriching the lives of individuals and communities in our city. We want to see innovative and new ways to get people moving and active in Coventry. This also begins to set the stage for 2021 when Coventry will become the UK's City of Culture.
2019 will be the Coventry and Warwickshire Year of Wellbeing. We want to use the European City of Sport title to improve the health and wellbeing for everyone in Coventry. Sport helps us stand side by side in arenas and share a chat with neighbours. It is also a key part of our work towards a healthier city. We are creating a cleaner, greener, more active city that everyone can be proud of, and sport is at the heart of it. So expect to see a year of activities built upon engaging with our communities to improve both physical and mental health.
We will use our status to celebrate sport and other physical activities in Coventry while highlighting the opening of new facilities and initiatives such as The Wave water park. Whether we are celebrating the success of our sporting heroes, cheering on our school teams, raising charity cash in a walkathon, or aiming for a personal best on a Parkrun, sport touches us all. It is enjoyed by the old and the young - it builds communities and it brings people together. It has helped to shape our fantastic, multicultural city, with those who have forged new lives here bringing us sports as diverse as Gaelic football to Kabaddi. This is something worth celebrating!
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