People across the West of England are being invited to open days at their local sports clubs this weekend to harness the enthusiasm generated by the games.
People across the West of England are being invited to open days at their local sports clubs this weekend, as over 5,000 sports events take place across the country to harness the enthusiasm generated by the Games.
'Join In Local Sport' is an independent charity funded by government which has been operating for the last few months with the specific aim of getting as many people as possible from the local community to turn up, take part and join in at their local sports facilities this weekend 18th and 19th of August.
Sporting icons Daley Thompson, Sharron Davies and Jonathan Edwards will join forces to complete a cross-country challenge visiting sports clubs around the country this weekend, anchored by broadcaster John Inverdale.
Among the events taking place in the West is at Victoria Park in Bristol.
There will be British Military Fitness Training Sessions today (18 August) from 10am -11am with different levels of classes to suit all abilities.
Thousands of sports clubs have signed up to the grass roots Join In campaign and will hold open days at locations all over the country this weekend. People will be able to try out more than three dozen sports, from athletics to swimming, to canoeing, cycling, gymnastics, hockey and karate.
The initiative is being backed by Team GB medal winners past and present, HRH the Duke of Cambridge as well as Prime Minister David Cameron MP and London 2012 Chairman, Lord Coe.