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Fun-filled variety of games and activities on offer
With just a year to go until the opening of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, nearby Lichfield in Staffordshire is looking forward to welcoming its very own Community Games this September. Lichfield Community Games is a fun-filled and interactive event for children, young people and adults to try their hand at a huge variety of sports and activities available across the city of Lichfield and its surrounding district. Organised by Inspire Activity, in partnership with Lichfield District Council and community partner Central England Co-operative, the local Community Games weekend of sporting fun is being held at Beacon Park in Lichfield on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 September from 12noon to 5pm. The event is set to feature more than 40 activities for people to try and will also feature a Commonwealth Games roadshow on the Sunday.

Lichfield Community Games, Beacon Park
Lichfield Community Games is launched in Beacon Park

Dennis Kennedy, Community Games organiser from Inspire Activity, said: "The Community Games are designed to inspire health and happiness through physical activity. Visitors will be able to meet different local sports and activity clubs in a fun and friendly environment, have a go, and leave with a medal. Supported by local volunteers, our mascot Buddy and bucket loads of smiles, we will do our very best to help the people of Lichfield District have a great community afternoon. On the Sunday we are hoping Perry the Commonwealth Games mascot will also be with us!"

Lichfield Community Games, Beacon Park
The two-day event provides fun for all the family

Councillor Iain Eadie, Lichfield District Council's Cabinet Member responsible for Leisure & Parks, said: "We are delighted to be welcoming the Community Games back to Lichfield. The games are the perfect way for people of all ages to have a go at a range of different events and activities, such as rugby, football, various types of dance, boxercise, tennis, tug-of-war, pre-school activities, netball, orienteering and martial arts, to name but a few! With the Commonwealth Games taking place on our doorstep next year, there's never been a better time to take inspiration and discover new ways to keep fit and active. Over the next 12 months, we will be looking at how we can use the positive impact of the Commonwealth Games on our region to boost sport, leisure, tourism and business opportunities across Lichfield District."

Lichfield Community Games, Beacon Park
Try your luck at a tug-of-war contest

This year Lichfield Community Games will be ticketed. It costs 2.50 per person for entry with infants three years of age and under free of charge. To book your place please visit
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Why? Try your hand at a range of activities
When: September 18 and 19
Where: Beacon Park, 14 Swan Road, Lichfield WS13 6QZ
Cost: 2.50 per person
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