New CityFibre partnership to support European City of Sport festivals

Published Friday, 16 August 2019

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

Cllr Kamran Caan, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Leigh Hunt Leigh Hunt, CityFibre’s City Manager for Coventry
Pictured: Cllr Kamran Caan with Leigh Hunt- CityFibre's City Manager for Coventry.

CityFibre will be sponsoring a number of events taking place across the city including the European City of Sport Community Festivals that are held across Coventry. 

As part of Coventry being named European City of Sport 2019, each of our events and projects aim to encourage people to get active and enjoy a healthy lifestyle, whilst having fun.  

Councillor Kamran Caan, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Sports, said: “Our new partnership with CityFibre has come at a great time during Coventry’s year as European City of Sport, as this year is about encouraging community participation. I'm excited to see what we can do together. 

“CityFibre will be appearing at a number of our Community Festivals in the city where we will both support each other in encouraging the city to be more active. 

“Having even more support from such well-known names like CityFibre will be fantastic to promote healthy and active lifestyles even further across the city.” 

CityFibre is a full fibre infrastructure provider and is making significant investments in a number of cities across the UK to rapidly expand the number of homes and businesses that have access to gigabit-capable full fibre broadband. Coventry is one of the first cities in the UK to benefit from the new Vodafone and CityFibre fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) programme which will extend the city’s existing full fibre network to nearly every home and business in the city by 2022. 

Leigh Hunt, CityFibre’s City Manager for Coventry, said “We’re proud to be an official sponsor of Coventry European City of Sport Community Festivals. This initiative is all about breaking down the divisions between sport, active living and culture, and focusing on enriching the lives of individuals and communities in our city. 

“By bringing reliable, high-capacity, gigabit-capable broadband within reach of nearly every home and business in Coventry by 2022, we hope to empower the city’s residents to live more active, balanced lives.  

“Technology can enable this in many ways, for example, by making it possible to work effectively from home, use the latest devices and apps to monitor health and wellbeing or physical fitness and access information about sports clubs and other active pastimes nearby.” 

Find out more about our Community Festivals and other European City of Sport events here. 

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