Festival of Sport
The Medway Festival of Sport is an annual celebration of
sport in Medway.
From school and community events and tournaments to national
level competitions, the Festival of Sport
offers something for everyone.
The Medway Festival of Sport was first held in summer 2010,
giving thousands of children and adults the chance to compete
and participate in a programme of exciting events centred on
Medway's centre of sporting excellence, Medway Park.
Given the significance of 2012 both for global sport and for
Medway, the Festival of Sport will be a year-long programme as
part of Medway's Year of
There will be schools events in the Festivals of
Sport, involving hundreds of young competitors and
The Festivals support the nationwide ambition to create
opportunities for young people to compete against each other in
sporting events as a legacy of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic
Each festival will feature competitions as part of the
Mini Youth (MYG) and Disability Youth Games (DYG) Series, as
well as events organised by the school sports
Where relevant, winning schools will go on to represent Medway
in the Kent Festival of Sport
For more information contact John Hatchett on 01634 338763 or
National events and pre-games training
A number of major
sporting events will be staged in Medway during the 2012 Festival
During the build up to the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Medway
hosted Pre-Games training camps for international
olympic teams .
The biggest sporting event was the Westfield Health British Transplant Games, a
four-day multi-sport festival featuring some 600 competitors and
1,500 supporters from around the country. The competition run
from 23 to 26 August 2012.
To discuss holding a major sports event
at Medway Park email email@example.com or call 01634
The Festival of Sport programme for 2012 has
featured activities open to the whole community. In March Medway
Dragons RLFC held a wheelchair rugby
league 12-hour marathon event as part of Sport Relief.
Then in July the sixth annual Medway Mile marked the start of the Olympic
The event on Friday, 27 July featured the hugely popular mass
participation fun run, free entertainment and a live screening of
the opening ceremony from the Olympic Stadium in Stratford.
The 2012 Year of Sport will culminate in the staging of the
Medway Sports Awards in December.
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