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Coventry - European City of Sport 2019 news

Coventry smashes sport week

City of Sport finale week starts this weekend

Published on Friday, 10 January 2020

Coventry Smashes Sport Week – the European City of Sport finale event – commences this Saturday, 11 January and spans over nine days until 20 January 2020.

Festival of running

Festival of Running unveils new look for 2020

Published on Monday, 23 December 2019

Organisers of the Coventry Festival of Running today revealed a totally new look for 2020, and a brand new website.

Free radio

Coventry clubs raise over £35,000

Published on Monday, 09 December 2019

The Coventry City of Sport Challenge has come to end, and the winners have been revealed.

Transplant games

British Transplant Games lands in Coventry for 2020

Published on Friday, 29 November 2019

Today (29 November 2019) the Westfield Health British Transplant Games has arrived in Coventry ahead of the event next summer.

People at the sporting memiries event

Great success for Sporting Memories

Published on Friday, 29 November 2019

Today Sporting Memories was held, and many attended to reminisce with European City of Sport about their great memories.

Sporting memorabilia

Sporting Memories places filling quickly

Published on Monday, 25 November 2019

Spaces are filling quickly for Sporting Memories at The Transport Museum next week. If you are yet to book your space, make sure to do soon.

Sports week

Coventry Smashes Sport Week

Published on Wednesday, 20 November 2019

As Coventry’s year as European City of Sport 2019 is coming to an end, plans for a final week of celebrations are coming together.

News poster

Sporting Memories comes to Coventry

Published on Wednesday, 16 October 2019

European City of Sport have teamed up with CV Life, Year of Wellbeing and The Sporting Memories Foundation to bring an event to Coventry for those that have fond memories of sport from years ago.

Wave inside

The Wave officially opens on Monday 21 October

Published on Tuesday, 01 October 2019

Monday 21 October sees the official opening of the Wave’s waterpark.

Inclusive dance festival poster

Inclusive dance festival to be held as part of City of Sport

Published on Friday, 27 September 2019

A free Inclusive Dance Festival for children is to be held next month as one of the city's many community festivals during its year as European City of Sport.

Bank change

Registration now open to sports clubs and community groups

Published on Tuesday, 24 September 2019

The Coventry City of Sport Challenge was launched at St Mary’s Guildhall yesterday and registration for sports clubs and community groups is now open.

Bank change

Spaces rapidly filling for Coventry City of Sport launch event

Published on Thursday, 19 September 2019

Cash for Kids, the Free Radio charity, Coventry City Council, Coventry European City of Sport and CV Life have teamed up to bring a unique fundraising challenge to the city.

Lets ride wave off

Thousands take to the streets for Let’s Ride

Published on Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Thousands of people took advantage of the opportunity to cycle through Coventry’s traffic-free streets, as part of HSBC UK Let's Ride Coventry.

Civic launch social square

City of Sport aims to get more young people involved in sport

Published on Monday, 09 September 2019

Cash For Kids, the charity of radio station Free Radio, has joined forces with Coventry European City of Sport, Coventry City Council & CV Life to bring a unique fundraising challenge to the city.

Visitors to sport fest pose to celebrate Coventry being European City of Sport

Thousands get active at this year’s Sports Fest

Published on Friday, 23 August 2019

Sports Fest has broken its record of people taking part, with over 14,500 people having a go at sport during the festival

Cllr Kamran Caan, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Leigh Hunt Leigh Hunt, CityFibre’s City Manager for Coventry

New CityFibre partnership to support European City of Sport festivals

Published on Friday, 16 August 2019

Coventry City Council is pleased to announce a new partnership with CityFibre.  

Cllr Kamran Caan, Paul Breed, Cllr Rois Ali and Cllr George Duggins in the new fitness facilities

The Wave's fitness facilities and Mana Spa open on Monday

Published on Friday, 19 July 2019

Monday sees the official opening of The Wave’s fitness facilities and Mana Spa.

Sports Fest flyer

Sports Fest is back!

Published on Tuesday, 16 July 2019

It's back! This time it’s going to be bigger and better than ever, more activities and more time to enjoy them.

Coventry City Council is pleased to announce a new sponsorship partnership with Vodafone UK and its Gigafast Broadband service.

New Vodafone partnership to support City of Sport festivals

Published on Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Coventry City Council is pleased to announce a new sponsorship partnership with Vodafone UK and its Gigafast Broadband service.

ICG 2019

Coventry’s all set for International Children’s Games

Published on Friday, 21 June 2019

Young Coventry swimmers and athletes gathered in the Council House this week as they limbered up for the 53rd International Children’s Games (ICG).

School hosts inclusive sports festival

Published on Thursday, 13 June 2019

A free Inclusive Sport Festival for children will be taking place on Friday 21 June at Howes Community Primary School.


Footgolf - putt your best foot forward!

Published on Wednesday, 05 June 2019

Another exciting new sport facility has arrived in the city’s War Memorial Park and it goes by the name of Footgolf, which will open as part of our European City of Sport year celebrations.

The Wave

One month to go until brand new health and fitness suite opens at the Wave

Published on Friday, 24 May 2019

Operators CV Life are pleased to announce that the brand new Lifestyles Health and Fitness facilities at The Wave will open on 24 June.

On your feet friargate screen

Get On Your Feet this Friday

Published on Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Workers across Britain are being encouraged to convert “sitting time” to “standing time” this Friday (26 April) as part of the On Your Feet Britain campaign.

Go Ape

Go Ape at Coombe Abbey officially opens this week for thrill-seekers

Published on Monday, 01 April 2019

An exciting tree-top tourist attraction at Coombe Abbey is set to swing into action as its official opening date has been revealed.

Festival of Running 2019

The sun shone as Festival of Running takes to the city’s streets!

Published on Monday, 25 March 2019

Over 4,000 runners took part in the GoRun 5k Fun Run and Coventry Half Marathon yesterday as Coventry enjoyed a Festival of Running.

England u20s

England men U20s will play the Junior Springboks at Coventry Rugby’s Butts Park Arena on Friday 26 April

Published on Friday, 22 March 2019

The fixture will serve as vital preparation ahead of the World Rugby U20 Championship in June.

Cricket pitches at edgwick park

We’re bowled over about our new cricket pitches

Published on Thursday, 21 March 2019

Hundreds of people enjoyed trying out the new cricket pitches at Edgwick Park this week with the added bonus of getting to see the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy.


Walking for Wellbeing - Green Space Walks

Published on Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Lunchtime walks to some of the city's green spaces are to begin in March.

City of sport rl draw

Guildhall hosts cup draw

Published on Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Two of Coventry’s sporting celebrities performed the draw for Rugby League’s Coral Challenge Cup – at the city’s historic St Mary’s Guildhall.

Cash boost for city swimming pool

Published on Tuesday, 05 February 2019

The new 50 metre swimming pool at the Alan Higgs Centre on Allard Way is set to benefit from a £1.5 million grant from Sport England.

Coventry sporting heroes to conduct Coral Challenge Cup third round draw

Published on Tuesday, 05 February 2019

Coventry, the 2019 European City of Sport and a RLWC2021 host venue, will stage the Coral Challenge Cup third round draw on Monday 11 February (6pm).

city celebrates world cup announcement

Coventry to host world sporting event

Published on Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Coventry will be a host city when the Rugby League World Cup 2021 comes to England.

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