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I Am Team GB Open Day at Sutcliffe Park Athletics Track
The nationís biggest sports day took part on Saturday 27th August
Published: 9:48AM 12 October 2016
I Am Team GB Open Day at Sutcliffe Park Athletics Track

The nation’s biggest sports day took part on Saturday 27th August across 2,500 venues throughout the UK, with 29 being held at Better Centres linked with Join In, ITV, The National Lottery and the British Olympic Association. The national campaign ‘I am Team GB’ focussed on getting 300,000 UK participants taking part in physical activity on this special day. Greenwich Starting Blocks supported athletes went out to centres to help organise, coach and encourage the community in free tasters. From trampolining to handball and athletics to skateboarding, there were a variety of sports on offer and we hope that many participants will continue sport and physical activity long term, whether it be recreationally or competitively.

In Greenwich, Sutcliffe Park Athletics Track held an I Am Team GB Open Day where local residents were able to try a range of free activities such and Javelin, Archery, Long Jump, Sprinting and Tennis. Below is a summary of the event.

Background

Sutcliffe Park Athletics Track held their ‘I Am Team GB’ Sports Day on the 27th August 2016. From 1.30pm-4pm local residents were able to try a range of free activities such and Javelin, Archery, Long jump, Sprinting and Tennis. Local Greenwich Starting Blocks Athletes Sabrina and Natasha Sinha supported the event with a mass warm up and assisting with activities.



Main aims

-       Inspire local residents to become more physically active

-       Promote various Better and services across the borough

-       Increase participation in Athletics and Tennis

Headlines

-       Over 100 people attended the event

-       3 new sign ups and 45  Lesson & Courses leads generated on the day

-       2 sign ups for Children Centre services

-       Guest passes were awarded to winners on the day
 




Local talented Greenwich Starting Blocks Athletes Sabrina and Natasha Sinha supported the event with a mass warm up and assisting with activities. Over 100 people attended the event, with 3 new sign ups and 45 Lesson & Courses leads generated on the day. Guest passes were awarded to winners on the day. Natasha brought down her London 2012 Olympic Torch which caused a lot of excitement for the younger athletes. Both sisters have been on the Greenwich Starting Blocks programme for a number of years and have engaged in the programme and attended many events – we are very grateful and really appreciate the time they put aside for the foundation.


 

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