Sports and activities for everyone to try at Lichfield Community Games on 22 June

A photo of a youngster enjoying the community games.
Lichfield Community Games is a popular annual event.

Lichfield Community Games returns to the city next month offering a great opportunity for everyone to try their hands at a new sport or activity.

The event in Beacon Park on Saturday 22 June is designed to inspire health and happiness through physical exercise and will feature 30 different activities delivered by local providers and clubs.

These will include Swingball, Tug-of-war, archery, tennis, Pickleball, panna football, table tennis, badminton, rounders, rugby, dance, football, weights, circuit training and karate.

Adults and children can collect stickers for trying different activities. Collecting them all earns the participant their very own medal to take away.

Lichfield District Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Leisure and Major Projects, Councillor Andy Smith, said:

“The Community Games is a fantastic event which delivers fun for all the family.

“It is aimed at encouraging more people, to be more active, more often as physical activity is vital for maintaining health and I hope many people will come along on the day and have a go at the sports on offer.”

Community Games founder Dennis Kennedy added:

“We are looking forward to holding the sixth Lichfield Community Games in Beacon Park next month and welcoming participants to what again is sure to be fantastic event.

“It is great to see people enjoying themselves at the games and trying sports and activities which could develop into a long-term interest.”

Lichfield Community Games is being delivered with support from Central England Co-operative, Toto Spa Birmingham. The Picnic Pod and Lola’s Coffee will be onsite for the purchase of refreshments.

Tickets are £5 per child and free for pre-school (0-2 years) and adult (16 plus) participants.

Tickets can be booked for the event, which is taking place from 12noon to 5pm, on the Lichfield Community Games website

Published: 20 May 2024