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Thousands of Coventry residents and special guests mean terrific turnout for Sports Fest


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Sports Fest was once again a massive success, with over 10,000 residents having a go at different sports during the festival.  

The free six-day event provided for all abilities and ages was focused on getting people active and encouraging them to try a new activity in a safe environment.  

The event saw sports and activities from Positive Youth Foundation, British Cycling, Coventry Wheelchair Basketball Academy, Tribe Cheer and more. 

Olympic Bronze medallist and Coventrian Chelsie Giles also attended the event to meet residents of the city and enjoy the Birmingham 2022 Takeover Day.

Councillor Kamran Caan, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Sport, said: “This year we provided a diverse range of activities. We saw everything from cheerleading to fitness classes, plus a huge range of inclusive activities. There was something for everyone. 

“I look forward to delivering this annual sporting event in the city again in 2022. It does bring together our communities, it provides for everyone, and it perfectly complements the other major sporting events we will be hosting in Coventry soon.”

Along with sports and activities, there were organisations and groups, including Wellbeing for Life – who re-launched their programme during the event. The Family Health and Lifestyle Service providing health and well-being information and advice throughout the event and Go CV who signed up over 900 new cardholders. 

Sports Fest 2021 was one of the first events open to all in Coventry city centre since the pandemic began.

Keep up to date on Coventry Sport’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates on sport and physical activity in Coventry.


Written by: David Watkins

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