Utmost Worldwide and The Guernsey Sports Commission will once again be encouraging islanders to get active as they host a free Family Fun Day at Saumarez Park on Saturday 15th August.
The popular event will offer a variety of free sports taster sessions and other activities for families to get involved in, whatever their age or ability.
Activities on offer include football, walking football, Gaelic football, cricket, fencing, golf, sailing, squash, petanque, athletics, boxing, badminton and hockey, plus more. There will be sports coaches and volunteers on hand to help people of all fitness levels make the most of the sessions.
There’s free fun for every age group, with face painting for the little ones and an inflatable football pitch for more competitive youngsters.
There will also be an Island Games stall, where attendees can learn about the Guernsey Island Games Team and some of the Games’ traditions, such as the significance behind the water carriers.
Darcy the Donkey, the Guernsey Island Games Team official mascot, will also be making an appearance and trying her hand at some of the activities on offer.
Utmost Worldwide is committed to encouraging health and well-being through its ongoing sponsorship and bursary scheme for the Guernsey Island Games Team. Event organisers hope that, through the free activities, islanders will have the chance to discover new hobbies or sports that they can continue to enjoy as a family even after the fun day is over.
Jenny Murphy, Sports Development Officer for the Guernsey Sports Commission, says:
“The day offers the perfect opportunity for islanders to try something new in a relaxed, non-competitive environment. Last year we saw over 500 people come down and get involved. We anticipate it’ll be busier this year as parents will be looking for fun and free ways to entertain the kids during summer.
As always, we hope that it will encourage people of every age to embrace a new sport or activity that will help keep them fit and healthy.
All the sports activities are free of charge and the day promises to be a fun and healthy way for families to spend a few hours together.”
Leon Steyn, Chief Executive Officer, Utmost Worldwide in Guernsey, comments:
“Family Fun Days have proved a tremendous success over the last few years and we are very pleased that Utmost Worldwide’s support is having such a lasting impact. Children and adults are able to try something new and then hopefully continue to enjoy the benefits that an active lifestyle can bring”.
Date: Saturday 15th August
Where: Saumarez Park
Time: 12.00pm – 4.00pm