27th Jun, 2022

Coventry Sports Week to transform city centre with activities and displays

Felix Nobes 31st Jul, 2018

THE city centre will be transformed by dancing zones, climbing walls and inflatable obstacle courses during the annual Coventry Sports Week.

Organisers say it will feature events designed to encourage local people to take part in sport and physical activities.

Free sessions aimed at children and young people will be led by a range of community organisations and professional sport clubs.

The week will take place in August between Tuesday 14 and Saturday 18 from 10am until 4pm each day in Broadgate.

Organisers say the week will feature free taster sessions in a range of different activities, including family games, inflatables, sports, dance and fitness.

Councillor Kamran Caan, cabinet member for public health and sport, said: “I’m delighted this brilliant week of sport and fun is back on this year. It’s been a regular and popular fixture since 2012 and as we build towards being City of Sport next year I hope we can make it the best week ever.

“It’s really important we introduce every young person in this city to the joys of sport and physical activity for the long term physical and mental health benefits that being active brings.”

The week is led by Coventry council with support from community interest company EnV, Coventry Sports Network and Coventry BID as well as Coventry Ambassador volunteers.

Last year’s event attracted over 7,000 people and since 2012 over 25,000 people have taken part in Coventry’s Sports Week.

Event coordinator David Boughey, EnV (Coventry), said: “Sports Week 2018 is a great opportunity for families during the summer holiday to visit the city centre and experience a variety of new activities delivered in a fun and exciting way from a range of local activity providers”.

For more information visit: www.coventry.gov.uk/coventrysportsweek

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