Free ‘Sporting Summer’ event coming to Chantry Place

News: 10 July 2024

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This summer, we are partnering with the Norwich City Community Sports Foundation and Run Norwich to host a free family-friendly ‘Sporting Summer’ event at Chantry Place.

From Saturday 20th July until Tuesday 3rd September 2024, visitors will be able to enjoy a daily sports-themed trail, plus a range of fun and free sporting activities at Chantry Place on select dates throughout the summer holidays*.

The Community Sports Foundation will host free activities every Tuesday on the lower ground floor of Chantry Place near Frasers, including  toe tap challenges, skipping challenges, console fun and being the ‘gaffer’ and hosting post-match style interviews. Plus, competitions and photo opportunities*.

Every Wednesday in the summer holidays, Run Norwich will host free family fun at Chantry Place, including a Lotus car appearance on Chantry Square, speed bounce, treadmill and speed incline challenges, and more*. Plus, competitions and photo opportunities and an opportunity to purchase Run Norwich merchandise.

Plus, every day at Chantry Place, enjoy a free sport themed trail, starting from Deichmann, learning sports facts and being in with a chance to enter a competition to win £600 of Sports Direct vouchers, courtesy of Chantry Place, with a gold, silver and bronze prize drawn at the end of summer, with the top prize of £300.

Alongside the free sporting activities and trail, there will be a chance for people to feel like an athlete and have a selfie on the Chantry Place podium, and see giant sports medals designed by local primary schools to decorate the Centre this summer.

Paul McCarthy, general manager at Chantry Place, comments: “With the Euros and Olympics taking place this summer, we want to embrace the sporting spirit and host a free and accessible sports-themed event for everyone. And you don’t even have to be sporty or a sports fan to take part! Our Sporting Summer event is free for visitors and we’re proud to partner with the Community Sports Foundation and Run Norwich, who do such inspiring work in our local community, to have some fun, challenge the family to some sports and activities, and learn a few sports facts along the way. Just turn up and enjoy our free event in Centre opening hours.”

Toby Nickerson, Head of Community at the Community Sports Foundation, said: “We’re delighted to partner with Chantry Place on their ‘Sporting Summer’ initiative.  Our coaches and staff can’t wait to meet visiting families and host lots of sport-themed fun at such a vibrant and important venue in our city centre.”

*Run Norwich and the Community Sports Foundation activities will vary every week. Check for full details before you visit.

The Community Sports Foundation is the official charity for Norwich City Football Club, using the power of sport to support and inspire our community. Its charitable objectives are driving inclusion for people with disabilities, boosting mental health and wellbeing, and supporting disadvantaged people to raise their aspirations.

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