The dates for this year’s Sutton Coldfield Community Games have been confirmed by the popular event’s organisers as 7th and 8th July.
The free weekend of physical and sporting fun will once again take place at Wyndley Leisure Centre where it is estimated there will be in excess of 80 different sports and activities to try.
What is now thought to be the largest community games event in the UK, Sutton Games will continue to follow the format established in 2012.
The Games philosophy is to provide something for everyone – regardless of age, ability or interest – completely free of charge or obligation. Plus, there’ll be appearances from world class professional athletes and music and entertainment from local artists.
Founder Dennis Kennedy, says:
“We’re delighted to confirm that the Sutton Games is returning to Wyndley this summer! This will be the sixth Sutton Games and it’s amazing to think the weekend has not only become an annual fixture in our town, but has grown to become the most successful event of its type in the UK.
“We’ve been planning for a couple of months now and while we’ve not ambition to become bigger, we definitely want this year’s Sutton Games to be even better. We’ve learnt so much since our first event in 2012 and feedback we received after last year’s event in particular was extremely positive. This year we hope to build on our partnership with Midland Mencap to expand our provision for those with special needs, and we’re also looking at ways in which we can appeal to teens and young adults too. Plus, we’re aiming to introduce a handful of new sports too – but with over 80 sports and activities represented last year, that challenge is getting tougher every year!
“Once again, this year’s event will take place between 12:00 and 17:00 on each day. In addition to activities outside and inside Wyndley, we once again hope to have events running on Powells Pool and Blackroot Pool in Sutton Park. Stay tuned over the coming months for updates.”
Run by volunteers and with all the activities provided by local sports clubs, groups and associations, the Sutton Coldfield Community Games is a true community event. It simply aims to give everyone, whether young or old, an opportunity to try their hand at the enormous variety of sports played in and around our Royal town. It’s fun, interactive and – thanks to the Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust and the generosity of a number of local sponsors – completely free.
Any sports providers or clubs wishing to be involved in this year’s Games should contact Dennis via firstname.lastname@example.org. To find out more, visitwww.suttongames.co.uk.