Building on last year’s huge success, we are bringing the Try Games to Bath once again.
23 June 2019 is International Olympic Day when across the world people will come together to celebrate sport. So, what better way to demonstrate the Olympic Day values of move, learn and discover, than through the inclusive and wide-ranging activities of the Try Games.
Odd Down Sports Ground will be transformed into an inclusive sporting arena where athletes, coaches and adaptive sport experts will share their knowledge and skills, without barriers. Every activity will be accessible to all, you’ll be amazed at the variety on offer.
This year we are building the Try Games on the Olympic ethos:
“To practise sport without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.”
Thrilled to announce and introduce Gina Hopkins as a Try Games Ambassador! Gina has Dystonia, a neuromuscular condition which causes constant and uncontrollable muscle spasms. But there’s no stopping her! Gina is the founder and CEO of Adaptive Martial Arts CIC(and medal winning athlete!) Last year Gina and her team led several amazing sessions at the Try Games. We’re so lucky to have Gina and her team on board! Thank you and welcome Gina!
SIR CHRIS HOY
“The Try Games demonstrates the great power of sport- it’s inclusive, brings people together and nothing is off limits. Everyone has a sporting ability, but they often lack access to facilities or don’t realise the great variety of sports available. There is a sport out there for everyone, for all abilities and the Try Games is a fantastic opportunity to bring communities together to try new activities”
“The Try Games is a great way of enabling children & young people, both able & less physically able, to try out new sporting activities, to have fun & to raise money for a Special School. Integration is key to promoting sport to able & less abled children & adults. Integration was fabulous at the 2018 Commonwealth Games I just attended. Activities at the Try Games will help to promote openness, knowledge of disabilities, & education amongst children in particular. Physical Health helps to promote quality of life. Good physical health is a challenge for all children & it may be even more important for those with disabilities. Events like the Try Games will help.”