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.
The week of free sports and physical activity - named ‘Coventry Smashes Sport Week’ - will take place across the city between 11-19 January 2020.
The week will provide for every age group and ability with activities and sports specially selected for all.
Varying activities are to take place each day and will also target schools, toddler groups, work-places, leisure centres and sports clubs city-wide to ensure as many people can get involved as possible.
Dave Moorcroft, Executive Director for CV Life and Chair of European City of Sport, said: “The aim of Coventry Smashes Sport Week is to get as many people active throughout the eight-day event as possible. We want to see all ages and abilities involved, so we are going to provide activities across the city to make this possible.
“The week will be in the new year of 2020, not only to get everyone active after their festive celebrations, but also to continue the wellbeing aspect of physical activity in the city and bridge the gap for Coventry’s upcoming year of culture in 2021. We would like to show that the efforts for the city to stay active don’t end in 2019.
“We want to continue the sport and wellbeing legacy in Coventry after getting so many people active during our year as European City of Sport. I really look forward to the finale week in January and can’t wait to see the city come together to mark the beginning of the rest of Coventry’s sporting and wellbeing journey.”
During the celebratory week, European City of Sport would like as many schools, clubs and work-places to get involved in the new year activities as possible. They can get involved by hosting their own ‘Coventry Smashes Sport’ activities and informing City of Sport by filling out an activity form.
Friday 17 will be dedicated to Coventry schools where they will host activities to get as many children active in one day.
It does not have to be strictly sport, it can be any form of physical or wellbeing activity such as a day of active maths lessons or using the stairs at work for a week.
The full schedule of activities will be announced in the coming weeks