England Rugby Star Supports Eastbourne Sports Festival

Friday 14th April 2017

eastbourne buzz news - Owen Farrell Eastbourne Sport Festival

Eastbourne Sports Festival returns on 20 May – 26 May as a week-long event, receiving support from England Rugby star, Owen Farrell. The popular Sports festival aims to encourage people to try new sports across Eastbourne’s many fitness centres and leisure venues for as little as £1.

With over 50 different sports activities to try, including sports as diverse as scuba diving and fencing, the festival is the perfect opportunity to try something new. Eastbourne Sports Festival has been extended to a week-long event providing extra opportunities to attend midweek taster sessions such as Martial Arts, Swoove and Trampolining.

In a bid to make sports more accessible, all taster sessions at the Eastbourne Sports Festival cost just £1, with all the proceedings going to the Eastbourne branch of the NSPCC to train volunteers on the ChildLine Schools Service.

The event, which is in its sixth year and raised £1500 last year, has received tremendous support and aims to continue inspiring people with the help of inspirational athletes including England Rugby’s Owen Farrell. Professional Rugby player, Owen Farrell said “I fully support the Eastbourne Sports Festival and hope that the event is a great success.”

Eastbourne Borough Council Director of Tourism and Enterprise, Phil Evans said, “Eastbourne Sports Festival has been igniting interest in sports amongst all ages since 2012 and is a fantastic opportunity to make use of Eastbourne’s many leisure venues for as little as £1. 

It’s brilliant to have Owen Farrell’s support in this event and hope that it encourages people of all abilities to make the most of this great opportunity, you may discover a hidden talent!”  

Amongst the venues taking part is the Sovereign Centre which will be offering the chance to dive into activities such as Scuba and Aqua Fit. Visitors can get their skates on with the Skating Festival across the weekend and try unique sports activities from Roller Basketball to Speed Skating and Roller Frisbee!

The event is open to all ages and abilities, with 2017 being the first time the event hosts a morning specifically for people with disabilities as well as a morning of activities for pre-school children.

There are plenty of venues across Eastbourne taking part including all of Sport Eastbourne’s centres; Eastbourne Sports Park, Cavendish Sports Centre, Hampden Park Sports Centre and Shinewater Sports Centre. The Sovereign Centre, Motcombe Swimming Pool, Eastbourne and Gildredge Park Bowling Clubs and Hampden Park Tennis Club will also be amongst the venues participating in the action-packed week.

For more information about Sport Eastbourne, visit www.SportEastbourne.com or phone the main office on 01323 509859.


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