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MP challenges town’s youth to a tug-of-war!

Sutton Coldfield MP Andrew Mitchell has thrown down the gauntlet to the town’s children for a tug-of- war the likes of which have never been seen!

In a statement, he said: “To the young people of the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield: at 4pm on Sunday 8 July, I shall be leading a team of those who have been elected to represent the Royal Town in a tug of war and we challenge the young people of Sutton Coldfield to take us on!”

Dennis adds: “Andrew is a great supporter of the Games and has been since day one. He finds the tug-of war difficult to resist and this year he has personally invited all elected representatives of Sutton Coldfield, whatever their political allegiance, to form a team. It’s all great fun and I’m sure the kids will rise to the challenge to once again secure a victory!”

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Sports heroes on the blocks for Sutton Games

We’re thrilled to confirm that next weekend’s Sutton Coldfield Community Games will feature guest appearances from a quintet of Olympic and Commonwealth athletes!

Paralympic and World silver medallist Jonathan Broom-Edwards will be returning to Wyndley for the third time. The world number two Paralympic high jumper will be hosting a high jump masterclass as well as giving visitors a chance to see his Rio 2016 medal.

Local Team GB gymnast Hamish Carter will also be present for the whole weekend and will once again be wowing the crowds with his gymnastic skills and strength. In April, the former Bishop Vesey pupil returned from the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games with a bronze medal and is now in preparing to compete for a place at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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Greens get ready for the Games!

With less than a month to go, organisers of the Sutton Coldfield Community Games are gearing up for the ‘biggest and best’ weekend event yet, giving local people the chance to try a wide range of sports and activities for free.

As part of the final preparations, Dennis Kennedy, organiser of the Community Games, joined mascot Buddy to visit local estate agency Green & Company, a main sponsor of the event since it started in 2012.

Green & Company will once again be taking its football challenge, with staff volunteering their time to offer prizes and giveaways to those attending the free event on July 7th and 8th.

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New sponsor set to make a splash for Sutton Games!

A local business is set to make a splash at this year’s Sutton Coldfield Community Games after signing up to sponsor the popular event.

Boldmere-based Sutton Spas has dived straight in at the deep end with a commitment to support the Sutton Games both financially and with practical support in the run up to the July event.

The community-minded business joins established sponsors Green & Company, WAA Chosen, The Kick Start Academy, Porsche Sutton Coldfield and Fairfax Multi-Academy Trust, together with the Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust, whose consistent commitment to the Sutton Games has been an instrumental influence on the event’s growth and success since being founded in 2012.

Sutton Spas, which sells, maintains and rents hot tubs from its premises on Boldmere Road, are no strangers to supporting community events, with the team currently preparing for a heroic effort to push a hot tub around the Great Midlands Fun Run on 3rdJune!

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Commonwealth calling for Sutton Games team

The Sutton Coldfield Community Games has caught the attention of the organising team of the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

Already recognised as being a ‘jewel in Birmingham’s crown’, the Sutton Games caught the eye of the team preparing for the Commonwealth Games welcome home celebration, which took place on Saturday.

Founder Dennis Kennedy was invited to work with Sport Birmingham, event producer Caroline Davis – who is also responsible for the Concert in the Park – and the 18 national associations for each of the sports featured in the Commonwealth Games to provide a ‘taster activities’ during the celebrations.

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2018 dates confirmed!

We’re delighted to confirm that the Sutton Games will return this summer!

This year’s event will take place over the weekend of 7th and 8th July at Wyndley Leisure Centre. Following the format established since 2012, this year’s Sutton Games are anticipated to feature over 80 different sports and activities to try, completely free of charge or obligation. And once again, the philosophy of the weekend is to provide something for everyone – whatever their age, ability or interest. Plus, of course, expect additional entertainment from local bands and singers.

So put the date in your diaries now and stay tuned for updates over the coming weeks and months. We look forward to you joining us this summer!

“Incredible” – so says the Sutton Observer!

Last weekend’s event is the subject of a fantastic write up in the Sutton Observer – and the article includes two extensive galleries of photographs. Make sure you check it out and share with your friends if they were there too.

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Eating & refreshments at the Sutton Games

A quick summary of your food options this weekend.

Once again, the team from Boldmere Butchers will be busy serving their delicious pork baps. The Deli in Boldmere will be selling drinks and kids lunches, while staff from Boldmere Harvester will be present serving tea and coffees. Plus there’s Costa Coffee in the leisure centre, and of course, the ice cream van will be working hard to keep up with demand again!

We also have dedicated picnic area this year so please do bring your own provisions if you like – you’re more than welcome.

From Games to podium in under 12 months

We love hearing stories of people who’ve adopted a sport as a result of visiting the Sutton Games. So thank you to the Birmingham Monarchs Cycle Speedway Club for sharing this story…

 

Sutton based youngster Charlie Buet Gannon took 3rd place in the Midlands Under 10’s Youth and Junior League (YJL) in June this year. Charlie only tried the sport last year at the Sutton Games where again Birmingham Monarchs will have a stall and a mini track for youngsters to come and try.

 

Charlie has been training regularly with the club and has become a vital member of the junior 3rd division outfit for Under 14’s. He was part of the team that were crowned champions in 2016.

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