|The seventh Annual Oswestry Community Games takes place this coming Sunday, 15th September in Cae Glas Park from 11am – 3.45pm. It promises to be yet another successful day in the park, with sport, music and dance from diverse local organisations providing free activities on the day. The hope is that participants will try out a new activity and take it up after the Community Games. With fair weather forecast, organisers anticipate around 1000 people of all ages in the park. We particularly welcome newcomers Atlantic Mavericks based in Oswestry and due to go out in the Talisker Whisky Challenge from La Gomera in the Canaries to Antigua in December 2019. They are bringing their boat into Cae Glas Park for display purposes. Oswestry Boxing Club and Oswestry Netball league are also new to the Games supporting it with “have a go sessions”, and we hope they all enjoy the experience.
Shropshire‘s Di Carrington , aged 63 from Pontesbury who is one of the Atlantic Ladies threesome to row the Atlantic early this year and is the oldest woman in the world to do so, is this year’s Guest of Honour and she will be meeting everyone and taking part in activities. Her chosen charity for the Games to support is Relapsing Polychondritis. David Davies returns from 2016 to again take the role of MC to whom we are very grateful
There will again be a wide choice of free “have a go sessions” for people of all ages – too many to list here. Bartells, a local music group will provide the music to keep us entertained through the day. Oswestry Border Counties School of Gymnastics will again provide the closing ceremony finale. Last but not least organisers are delighted that our Ambassadors will be a key support to the Games helping in numerous ways to make the Games run more smoothly.
Many thanks to our sponsors Wynnstay Hotel, Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing, Charlotte Hartey Foundation, Oswestry Town Council, Mary Hignett Bequest Fund and Oswestry Sports Forum for their financial support. Without this, the Games would not happen!
Cllr John Price -Town Mayor commented:-
“The Town Council, and myself as Mayor, welcome and eagerly support Oswestry Community Games. This is a major community event and draws in people from not only the town but the surrounding areas also.”
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