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Sutton Games video

We’re really grateful to Sutton Coldfield video production aces, arkmedia, for supporting the Sutton Games and producing this superb video. We think it captures the spirit of the Games perfectly… the energy, spark, smiles, sense of community – and sunshine!

Click the picture to play (links to YouTube).

SF SCCG 080718 RH - Andrew Mitchell MP and elected representatives vs kids tug of war. Sutton Coldfield Community Games 2018, Wyndley Leisure Centre, Sutton Coldfield.

Love the Sutton Games? Help us to make it even better :-)

The Sutton Games is organised and run by a team of volunteers, with sponsors funding the running costs.

We’d love to improve and develop this unique event further still.

Please help by making a donation of £1 this weekend (or more if you prefer!). Every pound donated will be used to make your Sutton Games even better.

You can donate at the information tent or look out for the donations bucket at the main entrance.

Thank you.

 

 

Getting to the Games this weekend

As one of Sutton Coldfield’s best attended events, we’re conscious it’s likely to very busy on the roads in the car parks around Wyndley this weekend.

So with that in mind, we would encourage as many of you as possible to walk or cycle to us.

Bikes can be brought inside the track area and locked to the railings (please note that they remain your responsibility at all times).

Or why not get the train? Sutton Coldfield station is a short walk away – don’t forget you can easily get to Wyndley from Town Gate and via the path behind the visitor’s centre.

SF Buddy RH 110619 Train driver with Buddy promote the Sutton Coldfield Community Games with new sponsors at Sutton Coldfield Train Station, Railway Road, Sutton Coldfield.

If you are driving, the main Wyndley car park will be open as usual. Alternatively, there is parking inside the park around the Town Gate area. Wherever you choose to park, please do so respectfully.

Disabled visitors are encouraged to use the entrance to Clifton Road Youth Centre, where disabled parking spaces and other applicable facilities have been organised.

Final line up revealed for seventh Sutton Games

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…

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games arts project to feature at Sutton Games

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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.

 

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Events list now updated!

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!

SF SCCG 080718 RH - Sutton Coldfield Community Games 2018, Wyndley Leisure Centre, Sutton Coldfield.

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Sutton Coldfield Community Games 2018, Wyndley Leisure Centre, Sutton Coldfield.

Buddy smile stones

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

 

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Two new Ambassadors aim to inspire at Community Games

Two local sporting stars have joined the growing number of athletic heroes to lend their support to the Sutton Coldfield Community Games.

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.

LF Dixon 170918-26 Lichfield Community Games Ambassador and Team GB Paracanoe athlete Chelsey Dixon at the British Canoeing Centre, National Water Sports Centre, Nottingham

Kevin Brown

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All aboard for this year’s Sutton Games

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.

SF Buddy RH 110619 Train driver with Buddy promote the Sutton Coldfield Community Games with new sponsors at Sutton Coldfield Train Station, Railway Road, Sutton Coldfield.

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