Young people stepped up to the challenge for an afternoon of sports and games in Birmingham

Young Girl jumping on a bouncy castle with face paint on Published: 19th Oct 2021

Over the weekend families and young people were invited to step outside of their comfort zones and take part in a fun-filled day of sports games and challenges.

Each activity linked to the Commonwealth Games, so that young people could experience sports that are due to come to Birmingham!

Held at Goals Birmingham Perry Barr with Donate 1 Create 1, challengers were able to choose from a variety of activities including Hockey, Basketball, penalty shoot outs and more. The day also included a Sports Day Competition where parents and carers took part in an egg and spoon race.

The event was supported by the Commonwealth Sports Foundation and Birmingham Children’s Trust to give the children and young people the opportunity to challenge themselves and try a sport they may not have tried before.

Alex Hillman, Corporate Parenting Coordinator at Birmingham Children’s Trust, said: "It was great to see lots of different people of all ages from the community. Everyone participated in the different sports, activities and tried something new. There were local sports clubs and organisations from within that community that the young people want to be part of going forward! Lots of smiles on display!"

The event was open to families with children and young people aged 3-18 and also included food, refreshments, face painting and a raffle. The day ended with a community football tournament with 22 local teams who competed for a cash prize.