Chiswick Is New 'Centre Of Sport'

Star attractions for the Super Saturday event


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The pioneer of free running and James Bond baddie, Sebastien Foucan will be among the star attractions when the centre of Chiswick is taken over on July 19 by a completely free sporting extravaganza.

40 sports will offer coaching and taster sessions to all ages (2 years to 102 years) and abilities at the Get Active Hounslow Super Saturday of Sport in West London.

Foucan will deliver Free-running master classes on Turnham Green alongside mainstream sports such as football, rugby, hockey, netball, golf and basketball.

The event will cover four distinct sites in Chiswick with the Town Hall hosting all music based activities and becoming the “Fusion Fitness Centre” for one day only.

The internationally recognized dancer, choreographer and Chiswick local, Wayne Sleep, will lead a Jazz ballet master class after he officially opens the day with the ESPN and BBC 5 Live sports presenter Kelly Cates.

The list of sports on offer includes American football, Aussie Rules, Slack lining, Taekwondo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and horse riding. Chelsea Football Club will run a full football training session for people with disabilities and the Brentford FC Community Sports Trust will conduct Boccia and Kurling sessions as well as teaching football skills.

Christ Church will open its doors to accommodate indoor rowing and static cycling races, as well as Polybat, which is a table tennis inspired sport for people with disabilities.

One section of Turnham Green will be transformed into the ‘Winkworth Arena' for the ‘Great British Plank-off’, competitive running races and the Brentford Football Club keepy-uppy competition.

The event, in its second year, has quadrupled in size and scale since 2013. The event founder, Kirsten Lonsdale says she is delivering on a promise that there will be something to excite everyone.

“I am passionate about people being active and staying healthy throughout all stages of life. I am convinced that Super Saturday of Sport has something for everyone - whatever their age or ability. It is so important to me that the event stays free for the community. Sometimes money can be a barrier for people getting active - but not at Super Saturday!,” Kirsten said.

The event was initially started as Kirsten’s personal commitment to the London 2012 legacy and that is one of the reasons why this year’s title sponsor, Get Active Hounslow, has got on board.

Its spokesperson is Leanne Pickard, “The Get Active Hounslow team is committed to coordinating the provision of physical activity within Hounslow and supporting people to get more active. We are delighted to be involved in the Super Saturday of Sport as it provides people of all ages the chance to start playing again or to try something new for the first time. With lots of activities to try there will be something for everyone and the Get Active Hounslow team will be on hand to provide support and advice on how to start and stay active.”

Belu Water has donated 1000 bottles of free water for thirsty participants and a full street-food village will cater for the thousands expected to attend.

July 4, 2014

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