16 September 2010

Activate festival of sport this weekend in Kennington Park

This weekend 18 - 19 September 2010 the Activate festival of sport takes place in Kennington Park, SE11. Details below are taken from the Lambeth website

This free festival is your opportunity to 'have a go' at over 25 Olympic and Paralympic sports including tennis, rowing, cycling, martial arts and athletics. (full list of sports below).

Other sporting activities will come in the shape of a climbing wall, a BMX track and a football kick out. With activities suitable for young and old, Activate is designed to get you up and active and having fun - whatever your age or ability.

Local sports clubs will also be on-hand across the whole weekend to offer training and advice. They will have information on how to get involved in all the sports on offer for those who want to continue doing their chosen sport after the Festival. 

Activities will be divided into:
  • demonstrations, where experts in different sports put on exhibitions and show you how its done
  • have-a-go, your chance to give a new sport a try or brush up your skills if you've been away from it for a while
  • competitions (pre – registration required), Summer World Cup Finals (football), Disability Football Tournament and Skills sessions.

Full list of sports and activities
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • Disability Football
  • Football
  • Duathlon
  • BMX
  • Fencing
  • Rowing (indoor)
  • Climbing
  • Sailing (simulation)
  • Tag Rugby
  • Boccia
  • Volleyball
  • Athletics (sprinting)
  • Handball
  • Taekwondo
  • Kung FU
  • Tai Chi
  • Judo
  • And a number of other dancing to music disciplines

Healthy lifestyle
As well as all the sporting activity, if getting fit and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is your thing, special trainers from NHS Lambeth and Lambeth Community Health will be offering free health advice. 

These qualified trainers can help with advice about controlling your weight, getting fitter, stopping smoking or having a healthier diet.

If you are aged 40 to 74 without a history of cardio-vascular disease, the Lambeth NHS Health Check outreach team can run checks to help identify potential risks of heart disease, kidney disease, stroke, diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol at an early stage. This free service can help spot the early signs of problems. So even if you're feeling well, it’s worth having your NHS Health Check now.

For more information or to find out how you can be involved contact the Activate Team on 020 7926 4038 or activate@lambeth.gov.ukSee a video of Activate! 2009.

Where and when
Venue: Kennington Park Road, SE11 4BE
Bus: 3, 36, 59, 133 155, 159, 185, 333 and 436
Location map for Kennington Park
Date: Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 September 2010
Time: 12 noon to 5pm
Cost: free