Published Tuesday, 27 July 2021
Sports Fest kicked off today for the first time since 2019 and proved to be a huge success with Coventry residents once again.
Almost 1,800 residents visited the event to enjoy the free activity.
Today hosted sports including basketball, tennis, cricket and fitness classes, delivered by Coventry and North Warwickshire Sports Club, Coventry Elite Basketball, CV Life and Positive Youth Foundation.
There were also stalls and presence from Coventry City Hosts, West Midlands Police, Wellbeing for Life, Family Health and Lifestyle Service, Public Health services and Go CV.
The free annual sporting event will be in Coventry’s city centre every day, 10am-4pm until Sunday 1 August, boasting a huge range of free activities for all ages and abilities each day.
There will also be stalls offering free health and wellbeing information along with Go CV services each day from 11am-3pm.
The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games team will join the event on Friday 30 July along with Perry, the Birmingham 2022 mascot.
Councillor Kamran Caan, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Sport, said: “Day one was a great success here at Sports Fest. We saw loads of happy faces enjoying being part of an event for the first time in a while.
“I had a great time taking part in the sports as well. I look forward to coming along and seeing more of Coventry’s fantastic sporting clubs and organisations during the week as well as all of the health and well-being stalls.”