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Pictured: Alphas Rugby League Satellite Club

Coventry Bears legacy forms as World Cup excitement grows in the city

Published on Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Thanks to Coventry Bears Rugby League Club, the sport is making huge strides in Coventry.

A graphic on the Coventry sports challenge.

Coventry Sports Challenge participants revealed as fundraising begins

Published on Tuesday, 22 June 2021

The Coventry Sports Challenge fundraising has now started as the final participating groups and clubs have been selected.

Pictured is a graphic image for sports fest that mentions the date and has sponsors logos

Sports Fest to return in summer 2021

Published on Thursday, 20 May 2021

The annual sporting event, Sports Fest is returning for the summer of 2021.

A graphic for the sports challenge that has various sports on it.

Sports Challenge applications extended to welcome more local clubs

Published on Wednesday, 19 May 2021

The Coventry Sports Challenge application window has now been extended to allow clubs more time to apply during this busy period as the sport sector begins its return-to-play.

Sarah Scanlon

Coventry netball umpire celebrated by Birmingham 2022

Published on Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Coventry netball umpire Sarah Scanlon is one of 14 Hometown Heroes – inspiring local champions of community sport in the West Midlands – celebrated by the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Photo credit Scott Wiggins

Coventry Blaze partners with Coventry 2021

Published on Thursday, 29 April 2021

Coventry City of Culture Trust has formed a new partnership with one of the city’s premiere sporting teams.

*Pictured left to right: Lord Mayor, with representatives of the Ambassadors and Young Ambassadors and Mandip Sehmi, a GB Paralympian 

Coventry Torch Relay – lighting a Flame of Friendship

Published on Thursday, 22 April 2021

Coventry’s Flame of Friendship has started to make its journey around the city.

The finalists from 2019 pose for a photo

The Coventry Sports Challenge is back!

Published on Thursday, 22 April 2021

Cash For Kids, the charity of the radio stations Free Radio and Greatest Hits Radio, has joined forces with the Council to bring back the Coventry Sports Challenge.

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Re-surfaced 3G pitch coming to Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre

Published on Thursday, 25 March 2021

Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre is having their 3G outdoor football pitch upgraded.

Pictured: Team Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School

Winning schools awarded for hard work during Go Parks challenge

Published on Thursday, 18 March 2021

The five winners of the Go Parks: Active Schools Challenge were recently announced and today they were awarded for their first-place finishes.

Pictured left to right: Debbie Watson, CEO Coventry Bears, Paul Sculthorpe, MBE former England Rugby League Player and Ambassador for RLWC2021 and Alan Robinson, owner and Director of Rugby Coventry Bears.

Plans announced for rugby league satellite clubs in West Midlands

Published on Thursday, 18 March 2021

After months of lockdown and restrictions for the sport sector, rugby league is finally getting back on its feet and preparing for a huge comeback.

Scan the QR code in your local park to take part in the Go Parks challenge

Winning schools announced as thousands enter city-wide active challenge

Published on Tuesday, 02 March 2021

The Go Parks: Active Schools Challenge has now finished after four weeks of challenges, family fun and competition.

Sporting hosts - Citivision March 2021

Published on Monday, 15 February 2021

The city is also looking forward to hosting The 2021 Rugby League World Cup, and the Commonwealth Games and International Children’s Games’ in 2022.

Go Parks Schools Giveaway

Active Schools Challenge hits 8,000 entries

Published on Thursday, 11 February 2021

The Go Parks: Active Schools Challenge has hit 8,000 entries in just 10 days of launching.

Pictured: The Kelly family in War Memorial Park

Active Schools Challenge hits over 1,000 entries

Published on Thursday, 04 February 2021

Just three days into the Go Parks: Active Schools Challenge, over 1000 entries have already been submitted in the Go Parks: Active Schools Challenge and over 100 schools have taken part.

Scan the QR code in your local park to take part in the Go Parks challenge

Go Parks hosts active challenge for Coventry schools

Published on Tuesday, 26 January 2021

As the UK is in lockdown once more, Go Parks is offering Coventry schools the opportunity to stay active and win prizes for their school.

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Go Parks Giveaway winners announced

Published on Friday, 18 December 2020

After running for five weeks, the Go Parks Giveaway has now closed and the winners can now be announced.

Cllr Kamran Caan scanning the code in one of the parks.

One week left to enter Go Parks Giveaway

Published on Tuesday, 08 December 2020

There are just seven days left to enter the Go Parks Giveaway.

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Sport campaign for Coventry residents returns

Published on Thursday, 05 November 2020

The sport campaign – Keep Coventry Moving - ran throughout the first lockdown period and is now back

Stats from the Games including the fact that over 1 billion people saw the coverage

One billion reached during Virtual British Transplant Games

Published on Monday, 07 September 2020

The Westfield Health British Transplant Games (WHBTG) took place virtually for the first time this year from 30 July to 2 August. Organisers were forced to postpone the 2020 Games that were planned to physically take place in Coventry due to the global pandemic.

Cllr Kamran Caan, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Sport, Coventry Bears Juniors, Alan Robinson, Director of Coventry Bears Rugby Club, Debbie Watson, CEO of Coventry Bears Rugby Club, Adam Benson, Chief Commercial Officer for Wasps Sport.

Coventry reveal Rugby League World Cup fixtures

Published on Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Coventry’s Ricoh Arena will host men's World Cup holders Australia as they take on Scotland.

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500 day countdown until Rugby League World Cup comes to Coventry

Published on Wednesday, 10 June 2020

There are now just 500 days to go until the Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) kicks off, with Coventry as one of the host cities.

Congratulations to Coventry City F.C.

Published on Tuesday, 09 June 2020

Joint statement from Cllr George Duggins, Leader of Coventry City Council and Cllr Gary Ridley, Leader of the Opposition Conservative Party, Coventry City Council:

Coventry invited to host International Children’s Games in 2022

Published on Monday, 01 June 2020

Council Cabinet members will meet next week (9 June) to consider an invitation for Coventry to host the 2022 International Children’s Games (ICG).

Coventry City Council launches match-fund grant for Culture and Sports sector through Crowdfunder

Published on Monday, 06 April 2020

Urgent funds are being made available to cultural and physical activity-based organisations and small businesses in Coventry to help them through the COVID-19 crisis.

Coventry’s year as European City of Sport in 2019 saw a massive investment in sport and leisure, thousands getting active, and created a legacy for years to come.

Coventry’s European City of Sport success

Published on Monday, 23 March 2020

Coventry’s year as European City of Sport in 2019 saw a massive investment in sport and leisure, thousands getting active, and created a legacy for years to come.

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50m pool at the Alan Higgs Centre now open

Published on Monday, 24 February 2020

Coventry people can now take the plunge and enjoy the city’s great new 50m pool.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Commonwealth sports switch at the Ricoh

Published on Tuesday, 03 September 2019

Coventry will now host rugby sevens, judo and wrestling at the Commonwealth Games 2022, but netball has been switched to the NEC.

Pictured: Young athletes and swimmers with the Lord Mayor, her Consort, senior councillors and games sponsors’, Sergio Requena-Rueda Branch Secretary for the West Midlands from Unite and Roger Medwell from Medwell Hyde Ltd.

City recognition for International Children’s Games competitors

Published on Monday, 02 September 2019

A group of young Coventry athletes and swimmers who recently competed in the International Children’s Games (ICG) in Russia have been praised for their efforts in representing the city.

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