Sport has the power to change the world.
It has the power to inspire in a way that little else does.
Bradford on Avon Sports Forum
The Bradford on Avon Sports forum is aimed at bringing together local sports clubs, volunteers and other organisations to share information, good practice and create opportunities to support and develop sport in the Town and see clubs and facilities succeed and flourish. The forum will seek to be the voice of our sporting community and help shape the future direction of sport through building links with organisations that can support community sport.
2012 saw Bradford on Avon stage its third festival of sport. The festival took place between Sunday 13 – Tuesday 22 May and provided opportunities to take part in a wide range of sports and activities offered by clubs and groups in the Town.
With the Olympic and Paralympic Games looming, we made this year’s event even more special and built on the olympic legacy of increasing grass roots participation in sport. The festival catered for all – from the youngest to the more senior members of out community. We aimed to encourage everyone to try lots of different activities – most of them for free. Events were held in various parts of the town making it a truly community occasion. There was a myriad of things to do, watch and enjoy throughout the whole 10 day period. The buzz continued into the following Tuesday with the run through town of the Olympic Torch!
Various comments from those involved and taking part from 2012.
I found the event to be very well organized… Also, it gave me a chance to bring Lebanese food and Belly dancing to wider audience. Some people took part in the workshops and enjoyed the experience. Few joined my classes. I would love to be part of it again in the future. Waffa
I had number of people explore yoga – some for the 1st time and it was some thing they loved and will continue so thank you of all your hard work. I think it’s great for Bradford on Avon and a great opportunity for people to have new experiences which may have a very important impact on their health and wellbeing. Warmly, Jacqui
Suggest a bigger launch on the first day to publicise activities available, drive the festival into peoples minds more. Atmosphere can be quite dry, a more festival atmosphere would attract teenagers – e.g. music, a main area with lots going on for them to try would help pull it all together/provide a focal point. Alternative sports would provide something different to try. K
…generally the event went well however there needs to be more awareness of the events. Jon
Feedback from AVR – great event much better than last year, greater footfall and from our point of view an hour well spent!
…I’m especially keen to foster a Sports and Recreation Network as an evolution from the festival. Jim
See the Events calendar for full list of Sports Week events as well as other sports events in BOA throughout the year.
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