Sports Fest was once again a big success with over 15,000 locals taking a try at sport during the festival which is the most attendance the event has ever had.
The free, six-day festival marked its 10th anniversary after it debuted in 2012 as a commemoration of the London Olympics. Ten years on and Sports Fest was hosted at the same time as the Commonwealth Games and offered for everyone, with families of all ages and abilities able to enjoy the games like wheelchair rugby, walking football, laser tag, cheerleading and archery.
The activities and sports were presented by some of Coventry’s best clubs and organisations, including Tribe Cheer and Dance, Coventry Outdoor Education team, School Games, Midland Mencap, Positive Youth Foundation and CV Life.
The event also saw some outstanding health, wellness and sports booth holders during the week including Rugby League World Cup Trophy Tour, Wellbeing for Life, Good Gym Coventry and Go CV, who signed up more than 800 locals and assisted an extra 1,000 more over the week.
Sports Fest 2022 was produced in cooperation with CV Life and EnV Coventry.
Coventry’s City Hosts dedicated more than 250 volunteer hours while welcoming and enlightening guests during the six-day event.
Free sports and activities are still available at the Birmingham 2022 Coventry Festival Site at Assembly Festival Gardens until 8 August. Visitors may enjoy the activities while watching all the Commonwealth Games action on the big screen.
Keep up to date on Coventry Sport’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for the latest developments on sport and physical activity in Coventry.
Councillor Kamran Caan, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Sport, said: “Sports Fest was once again a huge success. I am so pleased to hear that we have broken attendance records at the event with over 15,000 residents and visitors taking part.
“As we do every year, we provided a diverse range of activities and sports and made sure it was a huge celebration to mark the event’s 10th anniversary.
“It was great that the 10th year fell as we host three major sporting events in the city; Commonwealth Games, International Children’s Games and Rugby League World Cup.
“Sports Fest really does bring together our communities. It allows everyone to enjoy sport and activities for free, find a new hobby and get active this summer”.