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College to host Community Sports Day

The new sports hall at Sunderland College

A Community Sports Day is being held at Sunderland College to celebrate the range of activities on offer at its brand new facilities.

There will be lots of fun activities for people of all ages to take part in such as athletics challenges, hula hooping, football, basketball and gym classes.

The free event is open to the public and takes place at the college’s new sports building at its Bede Campus from 12-5pm on Saturday, September 27.

Sunderland College is now home to a variety of community sports groups following the opening of its state-of-the-art facilities earlier this month.

The college’s new sports building features a multi-use sports hall, sports science performance lab, sports massage treatment areas, exercise studio and a fully equipped £100,000 fitness suite.

Organisations including AAA Sports, Fast Feet Football Academy, Newcastle Eagles Community Foundation and Skinnypigs are now using the sports amenities every week and they will be showcasing their activities at the sports day.

In addition to the sports sessions, which people are encouraged to try out, the event will also feature demonstrations of activities including trampolining, gymnastics, cheerleading and football skills.

James Hair, Sunderland College’s sports development officer, said: “I am really looking forward to welcoming parents and children along to the event and it is an excellent opportunity to showcase our world class facilities to the region. It is great to have links with such fantastic clubs and it allows us as a college to support and develop sporting opportunities for children of all ages and abilities.”

The event is being run in partnership with Active Sunderland, and Sunderland City Council will be delivering a number of additional activities on the day.

Active Sunderland promotes and develops community sporting opportunities available in the city and encourages people to become more active. The project has been financially supported by Sport England’s Community Sport Activation Fund.

James added: “It is vitally important for us to have strong partnerships with all members of Active Sunderland, collectively we can make a real impact on the future of sport and physical activity in the city.”

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