Community Games returns to Lichfield
With one year to go until the opening of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, Lichfield is looking forward welcoming its very own Community Games this September.
Lichfield Community Games is a fun-filled and interactive event for children, young people and adults to try their hand at a huge variety of sports and activities available across Lichfield District.
Organised by Inspire Activity, in partnership with Lichfield District Council and community partner, Central England Co-operative, the local Community Games weekend of sporting fun is being held at Beacon Park in Lichfield on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 September from 12noon to 5pm.
The weekend event is set to feature more than 40 activities for people to try and will play host to a Commonwealth Games roadshow on the Sunday.
Dennis Kennedy, Community Games organiser from Inspire Activity, said:
“The Community Games are designed to inspire health and happiness through physical activity. Visitors will be able to meet different local sports and activity clubs in a fun and friendly environment, have a go, and leave with a medal.
“Supported by local volunteers, our mascot Buddy and bucket loads of smiles, we will do our very best to help the people of Lichfield District have a great community afternoon. On the Sunday we are hoping Perry the Commonwealth Games mascot will also be with us!”
Councillor Iain Eadie, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member responsible for Leisure & Parks, said:
“We are delighted to be welcoming the Community Games back to Lichfield. The games are the perfect way for people of all ages to have a go at a range of different events and activities, such as rugby, football, various types of dance, boxercise, tennis, tug-of-war, pre-school activities, netball, orienteering and martial arts, to name but a few!
“With the Commonwealth Games taking place on our doorstep next year, there’s never been a better time to take inspiration and discover new ways to keep fit and active. Over the next 12 months we will be looking at how we can use the positive impact of the Commonwealth Games on our region to boost sport, leisure, tourism and business opportunities across Lichfield District.”
This year Lichfield Community Games will be ticketed. It costs £2.50 per person for entry with infants three years of age and under free of charge.