With the Fifa World Cup in full swing in Brazil and yearly fixtures such as Wimbledon starting this week, this is definitely the summer of sport. Whether you are sports mad or have a more passive view on the matter, everyone can agree that there is something about coming together with your peers to support your country that inspires a sense of community and national pride. For Scotland, this sense of pride will reach it’s ultimate with the commencement of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on 23 July.
People are already gearing up for the international event, with many neighbourhoods joining together to celebrate the baton relay. African Challenge Scotland is getting in the spirit of things with their community sports event on 5 July.
African Challenge Scotland are a Glasgow based organisation, promoting active living in Scotland through sport. The only sporting organisation in Scotland for Africans and other ethnic groups, it aims through education and sport to build stronger communities.
If you’re in Glasgow on Saturday 5 July, get yourself down to Holyrood Sports Centre for a free fun-filled family day from 9.30am to 5.30pm. Not only will there be lots of sports-related activities such as a football tournament and handball, there will also be a bouncy castle to keep the kinds entertained and even a live performance from Freak Music’s Caledonian Cowboy!
From 7pm the fun will continue at The Pearce Institute in Govan with African dance performances, African cuisine and live African music as well as sets from DJ’s from across the country. Tickets can be bought in advance from African Challenge Scotland.
What better way to get into the sporting spirit…
African Challenge Scotland Community Sports Event, Saturday 5 July 2014, Glasgow Holyrood Sports Centre (free entry – 9.30am-5.30pm)
African Challenge Evening Gala, Saturday 5 July, The Pearce Institute Govan (tickets in advance £15 – 7pm-2am)