Brummies take part in Britain’s biggest sports day
Brummies inspired by Team GB’s Olympic heroes and their amazing performances in Rio are being urged to try a range of activities as part of a free, nationwide sports day on Saturday (27 August 2016).
Around 50 free events – including belly dancing, cycling and swimming - will take place in many of Birmingham City Council’s parks and leisure centres as part of I Am Team GB, Britain’s biggest sports day.
People are being encouraged to have their own Super Saturday by trying out a sport or activity for the first time, and release their inner Mo Farah, Adam Peaty or Laura Trott.
All events are designed to be fun, taster activities but there are also a number of free family fun days taking place at various sites across Birmingham.
Other activities will include basketball, football and gymnastics, ensuring there is something for people of all ages.
Councillor Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “This is a brilliant opportunity for people of all ages and abilities across the city to get out and about to try some new activities, following Team GB’s amazing performances in Rio.
“Our award-winning parks and popular wellbeing centres and leisure centres will host a variety of activities, alongside our regular Active Parks events which have helped people become fitter and healthier. So pick an event and have fun, that’s what I Am Team GB’s about.”
Taking part in I Am Team GB couldn’t be easier, visit www.iamteamgb.com and register your interest, search for events in your area and make a plan for the day.
On Saturday (27 August) events will be taking place at:
- Aston Park
- Billesley Common
- Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston
- Cofton Park, Longbridge
- Handsworth Leisure Centre
- Handsworth Park
- Henry Barber Park, Small Heath
- Holders Lane and Pebble Mill Fields, Edgbaston
- Kingstanding Wellbeing Centre
- Ley Hill Recreation Ground
- Lickey Hills Country Park
- Mansfield Green Park
- Morris Park, Alum Rock
- Moseley Road Baths
- Nechells Wellbeing Centre
- Newtown Wellbeing Centre
- Pype Hayes Park
- Shard End Wellbeing Centre
- Small Heath Park
- Small Heath Wellbeing Centre
- Summerfield Park
- Sunset and Moonlit Park
- Ward End Park
- Witton Lakes
- Yardley Old Park
- Tiverton Pool, Selly Oak
Birmingham Community Leisure Trust will be allowing people to try out their gym facilities for free at seven centres, which will also be issuing free one day passes.
- Beeches Pool and Fitness Centre, Great Barr
- Billesley Tennis and Fitness Centre, Kings Heath
- Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre, Kings Heath
- Erdington Pool and Fitness Centre
- Fox Hollies Leisure Centre, Acocks Green
- Stechford Cascades
- Wyndley Leisure Centre, Sutton Coldfield
I Am Team GB is a day of free activity delivered in partnership with ITV, the National Lottery, Team GB, UK Sport and Join In, the London 2012 legacy charity.
For more information visit www.iamteamgb.com