Banner image

Charities take centre stage for Celebration of Sport Week

As Bristol becomes the European City of Sport for 2017, Bristol Sport Foundation has pitched in to support the initiative with the launch of its Celebration of Sport Week at Ashton Gate Stadium.

The highly anticipated week of sporting action is set to take place at the city’s state-of-the-art stadium from Monday, 22nd to Wednesday, 24th May and will see each charity deliver training sessions, festivals and education workshops from each of their award-winning programmes.

“We are delighted to open up Ashton Gate Stadium for community usage and give the people who access our programmes the chance to come together and celebrate the progress they have made,” said Bristol Sport Foundation’s chief community officer, Ben Breeze.

“It will be fantastic, with primary and secondary school children, disabled sportspeople and the older generations all having their chance to play sport on the hallowed turf or concourses of Ashton Gate Stadium.”

Monday sees the Foundation’s multi-sport programme - Forever Sport - take centre stage, along with a variety ofcommunity programmes showcased across the stadium.

On Tuesday, the focus switches to Bristol Rugby Community Foundation as boys and girls from a range of programmes take to the pitch for a series of tag and invasion games – while the older generation, from the Community Foundation’s Walking Rugby programme, exhibit their skills in the South Stand concourse.

“We are delighted to open up Ashton Gate Stadium for community usage and give the people who access our programmes the chance to come together and celebrate the progress they have made.”

Chief Community Officer, Ben Breeze

The week signs off with a fun-filled festival of football delivered by Bristol City Community Trust, with youngsters once again given the opportunity to emulate their heroes on the Ashton Gate pitch.

But it’s not just youngsters who will be showcasing their talents, as, like the Community Foundation, the Community Trust’s ever-popular Walking Football programme will also be in action at the stadium along with the Man V Fat programme. 

The Disability Football programme, in partnership with Gloucestershire Football Association, completes an action-packed week of sport with Bristol Sport Foundation taking centre stage.

Related News

VIDEO: BGS Hosts Premiership Rugby Land Rover Cup

VIDEO: BGS Hosts Premiership Rugby Land Rover Cup

Posted: Friday, April 21st 2017

City Quartet Attend Trust’s Holiday Camp

City Quartet Attend Trust’s Holiday Camp

Posted: Monday, February 20th 2017

Video: Bristol Flyers Launch Health Squad

Video: Bristol Flyers Launch Health Squad

Posted: Wednesday, December 7th 2016

Latest News

✍️ Naismith is a Red

✍️ Naismith is a Red

Posted: Friday, May 27th 2022

🎥 'I'm looking forward to getting started' - Naismith

🎥 'I'm looking forward to getting started' - Naismith

Posted: Friday, May 27th 2022

📸 Gallery: Naismiths' signing day

📸 Gallery: Naismiths' signing day

Posted: Friday, May 27th 2022

🗓  Season Ticket price increases after June 1st

🗓 Season Ticket price increases after June 1st

Posted: Friday, May 27th 2022

Also from Bristol Sport

More than 9,000 Season Tickets sold
Rugby icon

More than 9,000 Season Tickets sold

Season Tickets for the 2022/23 campaign are selling at a record pace, with more than 9,000 supporters already committed.

Posted: Friday, May 27th 2022 • Rugby

Trevett named in England U18 squad for South Africa tour
Rugby icon

Trevett named in England U18 squad for South Africa tour

Academy U18 prop Louie Trevett has been named in the England U18 squad for the summer tour to South Africa.

Posted: Friday, May 27th 2022 • Rugby

Omar Mouneimne leaves by mutual consent
Rugby icon

Omar Mouneimne leaves by mutual consent

Omar Mouneimne has left Bristol Bears by mutual consent, the club can confirm.

Posted: Friday, May 27th 2022 • Rugby

Charles Piutau named in Tonga squad for Pacific Nations Cup
Rugby icon

Charles Piutau named in Tonga squad for Pacific Nations Cup

Charles Piutau has been named in the Tonga squad to compete in July’s Pacific Nations Cup and World Cup qualifier.

Posted: Friday, May 27th 2022 • Rugby

Join us for the Matthew Bromley Memorial Games this weekend
Basketball icon

Join us for the Matthew Bromley Memorial Games this weekend

The Matthew Bromley memorial basketball games will take place from 4pm on Saturday, May 28th at the SGS College Arena.

Posted: Wednesday, May 25th 2022 • Basketball