- Saturday 27th August
- Sutcliffe Park Athletics Track, Eltham Rd, London SE9 5LW
GLL are holding open days at many of their centres on the 27th of August. We have teamed up with ‘I Am Team GB’ and ITV to hold post Olympics open days that are free for anyone to attend. The aim of this is to inspire the younger generation to take up a sport, but also encourage every generation to stay active and use their local leisure centre. Hopefully Great Britain will already be inspired by the Olympics, and these open days will keep the excitement going into the Paralympics.
All open days are different depending on the centre, but will be similar in the fact that all events will be free, fun and active! Sutcliffe Park Athletics Track is having a track and field theme, in addition to soft archery and tennis amongst other activities. This is the perfect opportunity for the community to come along and give new activities a go.
We are delighted that both Natasha and Sabrina Sinha will be in attendance. The talented sisters have both represented their country in their respective sports. Natasha is an inspiring athlete who has taken a gap year to concentrate on her swimming and eventually transfer over to triathlon which she has previously been on the England Talent Programme. She is a great role model and will have a lot to talk about!
Sabrina is a junior Great Britain middle distance and cross country runner, supported by the GLL Sport Foundation in partnership with SportsAid. She recently captained the British Athletics team at the European Youth Championships (Under-18s) in Georgia. Sabrina is certainly one to watch for the future, and we hope to be seeing her competing out in Tokyo 2020. Sabrina wrote a blog for SportsAid on her thoughts on the Olympics – see here.
Having both Sabrina and Natasha in attendance will hopefully inspire the next generation to take up a new sport. Nastasha was lucky enough to carry the Olympic torch in London 2012, and she will be bringing it along for the community to see.
Whether you’re around for the whole day, or just want to drop in for an hour, these open days are a great opportunity to try something new, or continue practising an activity you already play. It can be a family occasion, or people can come on their own – a great chance to meet new people! Whatever your age, there is something for everyone at these open days. Please see the poster below for the schedule of activities: