SPORTS FEST 2012
Sports Fest 2012 sponsored by EDF Energy is the first sports festival dedicated to celebrating and promoting Gloucestershire’s sports & activities.
Our aim is to create an exciting, enjoyable and affordable weekend of summer sporting fun for all ages and abilities. There are organised activities aimed at toddlers, juniors, teenagers, students, adults and seniors – everyone will find something to entertain themselves at the event. You will also be able to see some local professional sportspeople from the past and the present.
There really is something for everyone, whether you want to try something, watch or learn more. The arena is split into:
District Sports Cheltenham A-Z OF SPORTS & ACTIVITIES - which will include over 40 stands with various games from a golf putting green to a Lacrosse Hardest Shot Competition.
Intersport Cheltenham LIVE SPORT ZONE will include exhibition games, demonstrations and coaching.
Gloucestershire Echo DEMO MARQUEE will include displays followed by workshops.
South West Snooker Academy MARQUEE has a mixture of activities including a full sized snooker table with a team of world class players and coaches. Local cricket legend and artist Jack Russell will also have a selection of his art on show inside.
An events timetable will be published online in April.
Tickets are affordable. Buy in advance to save even more. Each ticket will entitle you to entry for one full day (10am-6pm), a SPORTS FEST event programme and FREE bus travel to and from the event. Our travel sponsor, Stagecoach, will allow pre-paid ticket holders FREE countywide network travel between 7am-7pm both days!
English Lacrosse & Cheltenham Cougars
English Lacrosse is the National governing body for the sport, supporting club growth and developing playing opportunities at all levels. Lacrosse is offered in many forms, all designed to suite the age or location available, from Pop lacrosse – the primary school game to field lacrosse via INTOLacrosse the short sided game designed for beginners of any age or ability, there is something for everyone.
Lacrosse in Gloucestershire is thriving with clubs in Cheltenham and Cirencester providing opportunities for anyone of any age to play. There are strong programmes at Gloucester University and the Royal Agriculture College; and of course the independent schools of Cheltenham Ladies College and Rendcomb College.
Supporting SPORTS FEST 2012 give the great sport of lacrosse an ideal showcase for the local clubs and an opportunity for the people of Gloucestershire to experience the game first hand.
Look out for our stand and live demonstrations and fun ‘have a go’ sessions, you may even find out that you have the Hardest Lacrosse shot at SPORTS FEST!!