Ultimate Sports Day in East Village
Opens 22 Jul
East Village's 'Ultimate Sports Day' will take place on 22nd July with the chance to train and learn from Olympian stars of the future and special guest Beth Tweddle MBE
Free activities include gymnastics, volleyball, basketball, athletics and rollapaluza cycling.
Head to http://www.ourparks.org.uk/borough/east-villages-ultimate-sports-day to book your place at the free sessions
Head on down to East Village, E20 on Friday 22nd July 2016 to take part in a very special Olympic Games-themed 'Ultimate Sports Day'. The event takes place on a day of celebration for the former Athletes' Village, with the London Anniversary Games due to go ahead at neighbouring Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park that evening.
The afternoon of sporting activities will feature a selection of sessions suitable for all levels of fitness, including gymnastics, volleyball, basketball, athletics and rollapaluza cycling.
The classes will be hosted by Our Parks - an initiative bringing free exercise classes to parks across London - to launch their summer of sporting events taking place throughout August at East Village. The sessions aim to inspire both young people and adults alike to become active ahead of the Rio 2016 Games.
They will be joined by three-time world gymnastics champion and Olympic medalist Beth Tweddle MBE - one of the most well-known faces of the London 2012 British Olympics team who won the hearts of the public during the games. Beth will be returning to East Village where, as the Athlete's Village, she stayed during the Games four years ago, to see how the legacy of the Olympics and Paralympics is being kept alive.
Joining Beth will be the E20 Champions, a group of promising young athletes backed by Get Living London through SportsAid, the charity providing financial support and recognition to young British sports stars since 1976, as they train for the 2020 Tokyo Games and beyond. The rising stars will be taking part in classes and encouraging their peers to get involved.
SportsAid and East Village's E20 Champions
Charlotte Hyde, 13, Romford - National Para Swimming Champion in her age group
James Smith,15, Orpington - Winner of the U19 National Cup in Table Tennis
Dillon LaBrooy, 18, Guildford - Wheelchair racer who won gold, silver and bronze medals at the 2015 World Games
Ismail Hussain, 14, Ilford - British Taekwondo Champion
In the spirit of inspiring the next generation of athletes, everyone is also invited to attend a very special discussion with a chance to meet Beth Tweddle MBE and the E20 Champions. During the talk they can learn about what it takes to have a career in a sport they enjoy and what it's like working towards their dream goal of competing in the Olympics.
12pm-2pm Cycling (Rollapaluza), Gymnastics, Volleyball, Basketball and Athletics
2pm-3pm "Getting into Sport" talk with special guest Beth Tweddle and the E20 Champions
2pm-3pm Cycling (Rollapaluza), Gymnastics
3pm-4pm Cycling (Rollapaluza), Gymnastics and Volleyball
Beth Tweddle said: "I can't wait to attend the 'Ultimate Sports Day' at East Village on 22nd July. It's great to see that four years on from the London 2012 Games, the area is still committed to preserving the legacy of the Olympics and encouraging this generation and the next to enjoy being more active and taking part in sporting activities. Being an athlete is a really rewarding career, but it's important for all young people to start learning how to live active healthy lives now, no matter what their aspirations are".
Neil Young, CEO of Get Living London, who rent and manage homes at East Village, said: "Encouraging well-being and participation in sports and fitness has been key for us since we welcomed our first residents to the former Athlete's Village back in 2013, so we are delighted to be putting on this event in association with Our Parks and SportsAid. We're really proud to show that East Village has the green space to foster all kinds of sporting activity, and access to the fantastic legacy venues all around us."
The 'Ultimate Sports Day' will take place at East Village, E20 on Friday 22nd July from 12pm-4pm. Everyone is welcome come along throughout the day to take part in the fully accessible activities and join the talk with Beth Tweddle MBE and the E20 Champions. Refreshments will be available.