Record-breaking 15,000 attendance at this year's Coventry Sports Fest - The Coventry Observer

8th Aug, 2022

Record-breaking 15,000 attendance at this year's Coventry Sports Fest

COVENTRY’S annual Sports Fest 2022 has enjoyed record-breaking attendances after more than 15,000 attended this year’s event.

Residents and visitors flocked to have a go during the free six-day festival which celebrated its 10th anniversary after being initially launched to celebrate the 2012 London Olympics.

This year’s – the same time as the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games – provided activities for all, with families of all ages and abilities able enjoy the activities including wheelchair rugby, walking football, laser tag, cheerleading and archery.

The activities and sports were delivered by some of Coventry’s brilliant 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 great health, wellbeing and sports stallholders throughout the week including Rugby League World Cup Trophy Tour, Wellbeing for Life and Good Gym Coventry.

Go CV signed up more than 800 residents and helped an additional 1,000 more during the week.

Sports Fest 2022 was organised in partnership with CV Life and EnV Coventry.

Coun 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 – the 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”.

Coventry’s City Hosts committed more than 250 volunteer hours while welcoming and informing visitors.

People can check out photographs on the city council’s Flickr page and keep up-to-date on Coventry Sport’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages where latest updates on sport and physical activity are posted.

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