Greenhead Park to host Flame 2018

The annual Flame event returns to Huddersfield on Thursday 26 July with a festival of free inclusive sport and activities for all ages and abilities.

We are working in association with the Huddersfield Town Foundation and Yorkshire Sport Foundation to bring a wide range of sports and activities to Greenhead Park, Huddersfield.

There will be wheelchair rugby league and basketball, tennis, adapted bikes, football, caving, cricket and much more, all run by local providers.

Fun for all the family

There will also be a stage with live dance and musical performances throughout the day.

Everyone can join in with a fun run and meet local sporting mascots.

Cllr Naheed Mather, Cabinet member for Communities and Environment, said:

“Flame has always been a popular community event where families can have lots of fun together, for free.

Delivered in this friendly, relaxed way we find people exercise and make new friends without even realising it, and many are encouraged to go on to take up a new hobby as a result.

Fingers crossed the weather stays this nice for the day so people can make the most of all Greenhead Park has to offer.”

Abbi Andiyapan, Head of Inclusion for Huddersfield Town Foundation went on to say:

“We are really excited to support the Flame Celebration Event this year and continue the event into the coming years under the inclusion department at Huddersfield Town Foundation.

We recognise the great work that a variety of local inclusive and disability providers contribute to provision locally, and we want to ensure that this event continues to showcase this impact year on year.”

Come prepared and don’t forget the sun cream

Flame is open between 11am and 3pm and as activities are outdoors, event organisers are advising people to dress appropriately for the weather and not to forget the sun cream.

Olympic legacy

The Flame event was created in 2012 as a celebration of the Olympic flame passing through Kirklees on route to London for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games. The event aims to improve the health and well-being of residents through physical activity, as well as promoting social inclusion and the range of inclusive sports available locally.

It’s been four years since Flame was last at Greenhead Park, having been held at Dewsbury’s Crow Nest Park in previous years.

How to get involved

There’s no need to book in advance. Event-goers registering at the desk on the day will receive a Flame wristband which gives them access to try everything for free.

Go to www.kirklees.gov.uk/flame for more information.

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