The full line up for this weekend’s Sutton Coldfield Community Games at Wyndley Leisure Centre has been revealed. New activities appearing at the event for the first time ‘Zorbing’, Youthercise, bush craft and massage, while cricket will be making a very welcome return for the first time since 2014.
Visitors will be able to try some 80 sports and activities, including a vast range ball sports, athletic disciplines, martial arts and fitness activities, plus water sports and outdoor activities including Scouting.
A free shuttle service operated by Star Cars will be operating between Wyndley, Powell’s Pool and Blackroot Pool to make it easy for visitors to try sailing, canoeing and power boating.
Andrew Mitchell MP has once again assembled a cross-party team of local politicians to take on the town’s children in a tug of war. He will officially open the event on Saturday alongside Royal Sutton Coldfield Mayor David Allan.
A number of Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth sports stars and Sutton Games Ambassadors will also be present over the weekend.Read more…
As part of its three years to go celebrations, the team behind Birmingham 2022 is dialling up the countdown to the Commonwealth Games by rolling out an art-led community research project that aims to connect communities across the West Midlands.
Birmingham 2022 is staging an innovative research project called Common Ground, which will visit nine locations across the region – including the Sutton Games – throughout June and July, inviting people to have a conversation about the Games and to explore how Birmingham 2022 can benefit their community and create a legacy in the region.
Featuring local artist illustrators Room 0121 and Void One and a team of researchers, Common Ground hopes to engage local people to explore how they feel the Games can bring people together and provide a catalyst for change to benefit them and others living in their local area. The findings will be used by the artists to create a visual interpretation of the conversations, as they happen, at each location.
Our events list has now been updated with everything visitors can expect to find at this year’s Sutton Games. New additions for this year include cricket (yes you read that right, we’ve not had cricket since 2014!), Youthercise, Zorbing, bush craft and massage!
Check out the page here. What are you going to try? And remember, everyone completing 8 or more activities will be awarded an exclusive 2019 Sutton Games medal!
Have you found a Buddy ‘smile stone’ yet? We’ve hidden 18 in Sutton Park and Jones Wood in Walmley. Why not try and find a few while you’re out and about in the sunshine? Remember to share your finds with us by tagging #buddyrocks and remember to re-hide them afterwards
Sutton Coldfield track and field legend Kevin Brown and Lichfield Paralympic hopeful Chelsey Dixon have stepped up to give their time to inspire and encourage others to try new sports at the two-day community event.
They join Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth champions David Moorcroft, Jonathan Broom-Edwards, Hamish Carter, Jane Sixsmith, Darren Harris and Laura Whittle in becoming ambassadors for the Sutton Games.
Royal Sutton Athletic Club athlete Kevin is a four-time World Discuss Champion and has represented Great Britain at no less than seven World Masters, three European Championships, two Commonwealth Games and at the Sydney Olympics in 2000.
Kevin is also renowned for his feats of strength and endurance and holds two world records for pulling a vehicle over 100m – one of which was an eight-tonne truck! At the Sutton Games, he will be demonstrating his skills by pulling a Land Rover along the 100 metre straight.
Paracanoe competitor Chelsey is a new recruit to Team GB having made her international debut for her country and sport last year. She is currently ranked number nine in the world in her category and has now taken two years out from university to focus on training for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Organisers of the Sutton Coldfield Community Games say they are preparing to deliver their ‘best event yet’ as the countdown to the popular town event begins in earnest.
With just three weeks now to go until the jam-packed event returns to Wyndley Leisure Centre, the team behind the two-day sporting extravaganza have revealed two new sponsors generously supporting the popular event and hinted at what sports and activities visitors will be able to try.
West Midlands Trains is the latest company to lend its support to the Sutton Games. Together with Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council, the operator of the cross-city rail service servicing the town, has joined forces with existing sponsors Green & Co, WAA Chosen, Sutton Spas, Star Cars and the Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust to fund the event.
We are thrilled to announce that the team behind the Sutton Coldfield Community Games will be organising and running the first ever Accessible Community Games on Friday 26th April.
The event is the result of a new partnership between our team and Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council.
The Accessible Community Games will take place at Sutton Coldfield College and will enable people with physical and learning difficulties to try new sporting opportunities. Participants will be able to try many different sports including wheelchair racing and basketball, archery, a climbing wall, problem solving, dance, martial arts, cycling and hockey.
For more information see https://www.suttoncoldfieldtowncouncil.gov.uk/2018/11/29/town-council-pledges-support-to-first-ever-accessible-community-games/
And stay tuned for updates in the New Year!
The 2019 Sutton Coldfield Community Games will take place over the weekend of 13th and 14th July. Stay tuned for updates over the coming weeks…!July 9, 2018
We were very happy to welcome West Midlands Mayor Andy Street to the Sutton Games this Saturday. Andy asked to visit after learning of the Games from a colleague to see for himself how the event works to inspire physical activity in our community. With one eye on the Commonwealth Games coming to Birmingham and creating a lasting legacy, he toured the Games and met with many of the activity providers. Watch to hear what he thought.
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