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Foundation host Celebration of Sport day 2021

The Robins Foundation took centre stage to kick off this year’s Celebration of Sport Day.

The festival saw Foundation staff deliver training sessions and education workshops, while people also had the chance to play on the Ashton Gate turf that so many of their City heroes have graced.

Celebration of Sport Week is the annual end-of-season festival held at Ashton Gate, which brings together the four sporting charities – Robins Foundation, Bristol Sport Foundation, Bristol Bears Community Foundation and Bristol Flyers Community.

The highly-anticipated week was a chance for the charities to invite participants from their community programmes to Ashton Gate and celebrate the role that sport plays in many people’s lives.

Foundation CEO Dan White said: “Celebration of Sport is a day in the calendar that everyone looks forward to at the Foundation. We are really proud that we can offer this once in a lifetime opportunity to so many this year, especially considering due to COVID-19 we weren't able to last year.

“A special thanks goes to Mark Kelly, and the grounds team at Ashton Gate who have made the stadium accessible to the community, with the pitch looking fantastic once again.”

Robins Foundation Sports Lecturer & City Academy Centre Lead Billy Whittaker said: “The highly-anticipated week is a chance for the Robins Foundation to invite participants from their community programmes to Ashton Gate and celebrate the role that sport plays in many of our lives, especially over the last 18 months which has seen limited face to face sessions. 

“However, the virtual sessions and check ins with all participants have kept the participants upbeat and optimistic throughout COVID. As we continue to work towards normality it was great to invite the participants to play on the pitch.”

Monday shone light on the charity arm of Bristol City, with the following programmes involved on the day:

  • Down syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy 
  • Deaf team
  • Frame football 
  • Walking Football
  • PL Primary Stars
  • Education students 
  • Boomsatsuma students 
  • Slim2Win
  • Disability + Project Inclusion
  • Kicks
  • NCS

 

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