Huge Success For Chiswick's Super Saturday Of Sport

Over 8,000 people took part in the event on Turnham Green


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Chiswick’s Super Saturday of Sport attracted its biggest crowd in the event’s history with more than 8000 people attending on Turnham Green.

40 different sports were showcased in the free community day on July 11 with the most popular activities being freerunning with Sebastien Foucan, wheelchair rugby, tennis with Will to Win and American Football sessions with the London Hornets.

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Television and Radio broadcaster, Kelly Cates opened the day with Foucan starting the traditional mascot race.

Kelly Cates

For the first time the NHS brought their health bus to Super Saturday to encourage people to make sensible lifestyle choices and receive free health checks. The police and army also attended.

Pic Kelly Reeves

The event organiser, Kirsten Lonsdale was overwhelmed with the success of the day.
“We had an unbelievable turnout. To have about 8000 people come to a community event on one day and see so many children and adults active was amazing. It is exactly the day we had been hoping for. The feedback has been incredible and just gives me more motivation to ensure the event happens every year’, Kirsten said.

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“I really want to thank all of the sports clubs, local businesses and volunteers who made the day such a brilliant success. The event works because the whole community has really embraced it”, Kirsten added.

Pictured above is a resident trying the sport of Slacklining -a cross between walking on a tightrope and bouncing on a trampoline, balancing on a thin stretchy tape. Beginners wobble on it while more advanced slackliners can do jumps and somersaults. At Super Saturday the feedback was that it improved posture, balance and concentration.

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Super Saturday of Sport began as a small children’s event in 2013 to inspire young people to find their sporting passion. It expanded to include adult activities in 2014.

Pic- Kelly Reeves

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Hounslow Council has backed Kirsten to organise a second free event in the Borough this summer. Planning is well underway for Super Saturday of Sport at Feltham Park on August 22.

July 13, 2015


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