The highly anticipated Utmost Community Sports Funday will return on Saturday 2 September from 12-4pm at Saumarez Park.
Working together with the Guernsey Sports Commission, the free community event will include sports such as boxing, skateboarding, golf, climbing, fencing, football, cricket, netball and badminton and a number of new activities for members of the public with any ability, including sailing at the Guernsey Model Yacht Pond from 9-11am.
A ‘Sports Challenge Card’ will once again be available for members of the public attending the Funday, which will give people the opportunity to complete different challenges and be in with the chance to win a sports-related prize for both home and school.
In addition to the Funday this year, the organisers are working with the Health Improvement Commission on active travel and healthy snacks for attendees. There will also be a Guernsey Island Games Association stand, where medal winners from this year’s Island Games can meet and greet members of the public.
After the success of previous years, the Funday will also see the return of the highly anticipated mascot challenge. The event will welcome new and well-known mascots to the start line for another year of friendly competition.
Nicky Will, Director of Communications for the Guernsey Sports Commission, said: ‘We are thrilled about the return of the Utmost Community Sports Funday. This event is always a great opportunity for all members of the family to get involved and to come together to enjoy sport with their children.
‘Encouraging Islanders to participate in sport positively benefits our physical and mental health and this is a key drive in everything the Sports Commission do.
‘We want this event to be a huge success and it is important to emphasise that anyone of any ability is welcome. Each sport is there to provide a fun activity, but also challenge the participants’ skills if they want to.’
Leon Steyn, Chief Executive Officer, Utmost International Guernsey, said: ‘The Community Funday is a key event in our calendars that we always enjoy putting on with the Sports Commission. Last year, we had a great time with the addition of the mascot challenge and we were thrilled to have played a part in encouraging everyone to try new sports.
‘We look forward to seeing the continued success of the event as it returns again for 2023 and we hope our islanders will be excited to engage in sporting activities to stay healthy and energised.’