By Ian Dipple Friday 16 August 2013 Updated: 16/08 09:44
THE BOROUGH’S own version of the Olympics is set to be held later this month.
Cookhill Community Games aims to bring residents together through a celebration of sport and the arts.
It takes place next Sunday (August 25) at Cookhill Cricket Club’s ground at the back of the Nevill Arms pub in Astwood Bank. The club is also organising the event, which is the first of its kind to be held in the borough and forms part of the legacy of last year’s London Olympics.
There will be a six-a-side cricket tournament and five-a-side football competition to enjoy, which will also raise money for Redditch Heart Safe and the WishAble Foundation, which helps make the dreams of disabled children come true. Evesham Road based Bromsgrove and Redditch Trophies have donated the prizes.
Visitors will also be able to try their hand at a number of other activities including kwick cricket, a closest to the golf pin contest and taster workshops from Entaco Bowls Club and Redditch Youth Fencing. There will also be pottery and jewellery making sessions, a bucking bronco, face painting, live music, dramatic performances and a history exhibition.
It will begin at 10am with an opening ceremony including Redditch MP Karen Lumley and finish with a closing ceremony about 5pm.
Jordan Hobbis, one of the organisers, said: “You don’t need to be sporty to take part - they are just as much about celebrating cultural achievement as sporting endeavour.
“We want people to turn up, there will be some organised events for them to watch but they can also have a go at as many activities as they want and then maybe they will be inspired to take it up full-time in their recreation time.”
Herefordshire and Worcestershire Sports Partnership has provided a grant to support the event.
Any bands, societies or clubs wanting to take part in the day should contact Jordan Hobbis on 07581 451005.
A DRIVER was kidnapped during a robbery at
MORE than £1,500 worth of cameras and mobile
VEHICLES being driven illegally have been seized from
YOUNGSTERS hoping to use Redditch’s BMX track and
SANTA is on his sleigh and touring Bromsgrove district, delivering ...
AS WE get ready to launch the Worcester Observer next ...
THE YOUNGER generation recently took over the running of the ...