Over 20,000 participants took part in the 2019 Wythenshawe Games which ran from 24th to 28th July.
Now in its 8th year, the free family sports festival is firmly established as one of the community highlights of the year and takes place in the beautiful surroundings of Wythenshawe Park.
The festival saw sporting activities take place over themed days which included American Sports, This Can Girl Can, Sport for All and a Family Fun Weekend, with new sports being added to the programme including disc golf, roller derby and horse riding also a 'Pride in the Park' event on the Saturday night.
- Over 20,000 people participated in sport and physical activity, with many more visiting the site
- Over 3,000 children under the age of 5 participated in active play throughout the 5 days
- The busiest day was our This Girl Can day, with 6,470 participants
- 1557 visited stalls in the Health Zone.
- 300 people who took part in our extra wellbeing activities (colouring, drawing and games) over the 5 days.
Interim WCHG Chief Executive Kevin Lowry said, “This was my first Wythenshawe Games and I was amazed just how much the festival offers all ages of the community. I would personally like to thank all the volunteers and organisers of this this superb event and a brilliant example of partnership working and the community spirit here in Wythenshawe!”
Organiser Lou Englefield from Pride Sports said, ““Our busiest event ever, this year’s Games was a huge success! We are so thankful to the local sports clubs, National Governing Bodies of Sport, and professional clubs who supported the event and especially to the many volunteers who are helping us reach new audiences and get more people active year on year”
The Wythenshawe Games launched in 2012 as part of the legacy of the London Olympics and is a partnership between Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG), Manchester City Council, Wythenshawe Forum and Pride Sports.
For more information about the Wythenshawe Games please go to www.wythenshawegames.org.uk