This weekend’s Sutton Coldfield Community Games is poised to be the biggest and most accessible yet according to the organisers.
Over 90 different sports and activities have now been confirmed for the weekend, with tomahawk throwing, ballet, Chongshin Do martial arts, model boat sailing and accessible cycling the latest to be added to the packed programme.
Attendees will include both the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Anne Underwood, and Royal Sutton Coldfield Mayor Cllr David Pears, as well as Andrew Mitchell MP. Sutton Games Ambassadors set to make an appearance include Team GB gymnast and Bishop Vesey pupil Hamish Carter, Paralympic football and judo champion Darren Harris, Olympic hockey legend Jane Sixsmith, and Team GB long distance runner, Laura Whittle.
They will all join mascot Buddy at Wyndley Leisure Centre on Saturday and Sunday.
Over 300 volunteers come together to make the Sutton Games a reality, including over 50 sixth form pupils from Bishop Vesey Grammar School. Organisations providing activities include Sutton Coldfield Scouts, Midland Mencap, Aston Villa Foundation and West Bromwich Albion Foundation, Real Life Church, and over 35 sports clubs, associations and organisations.
And once again, the event is free to all participating thanks to the Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust and the generous sponsorship of six local organisations: Green and Company, Gracechurch Centre, WAA Chosen, The Kick Start Academy, Porsche Centre Sutton Coldfield and Fairfax Multi Academy Trust.
Founder Dennis Kennedy comments: “It’s hard to believe that the Sutton Games is once again upon us and I’m thrilled to say that this fifth event is set to be an absolute belter. Sutton’s sports community has really taken the Games to their hearts and we’ve been overwhelmed with the number who’ve asked to play a part in the weekend. The result is a packed programme of fantastically fun things to do, all for free and without any obligation whatsoever.
“Our vision for the Games is simply for it to inspire physical activity in our community. No matter what your age or ability, interest or experience, the Sutton Games has something to offer you, so be sure to come down to Wyndley on Saturday or Sunday afternoon and join in the fun.”