The full line up for this weekend’s Sutton Coldfield Community Games has been revealed. New activities appearing at the event for the first time include freerunning, rounders, climbing, pole fitness, boxercise, lacrosse, cheerleading, racketball and shelter building.
The total number of activities that visitors will be able to try now stands at just over 90 – and to help more visitors access the water sports action taking place at Powell’s Pool and Blackroot Pool a new free shuttle service has been introduced too.
The shuttle service is being laid on by Erdington-based taxi firm Star Cars. The community-minded business contacted the Games organisers earlier this month to offer their support and a plan was hatched to use Star Cars’ fleet make the lake activities accessible to more people.
Dennis Kennedy, founder of the Sutton Games explains: “Water sports have always been a feature of the Games but we’re aware it can be difficult for people to get from Wyndley to the two lake locations and back without taking up a lot of time. Star Cars generosity means it will really easy to pop up to Powell’s Pool or Blackroot Pool for some fun on the water, and without the headache of what to sacrifice or where to park the car. I think it will be a great addition to the Games.”
As well as a myriad of sporting and physical activities, visitors can also enjoy live music from a number of local acts. And in a first for the event, a genuine World Cup trophy will be on display! Thanks to England Hockey, Sutton Coldfield Hockey Club will have the actual Women’s Hockey World Cup trophy on their stand ahead of the Hockey Women’s World Cup starting in London later this month.