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6th Jul, 2022

'Commonwealth Games' heading to Whitnash

A MINI version of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is bowling into Whitnash.

A year’s countdown to the start of the games is set to begin on Wednesday (July 28) and to mark the milestone a day of sporting fun will be held at Washbourne Fields in Whitnash.

The free event, which runs from 10am to 2pm, includes opportunities to have a go at some of the Commonwealth Games’ sports such as new age bowls and basketball.

Residents are encouraged to bring their bikes along, with officers on hand to provide QR coded anti-tamper stickers. There will also be ice cream and other snacks and drinks available.

Leisure and tourism spokesman for Warwick District Council Liam Bartlett said: “With just one year to go the excitement is starting to build in our district, as we prepare to welcome visitors and competitors from around the world for the Commonwealth Games. This is a great opportunity for the residents of Whitnash, to get a flavour of this once in a generation event, try some of the sports which will be taking place and enjoy a day of family fun for free!”

Next year, the district will be hosting the Lawn Bowls and Para Lawn Bowls events which will be taking place on the bowling greens at Victoria Park in Leamington, as well as the start and finish of the Road Cycling event which will start and finish in Warwick’s St Nicholas Park.

Visit www.warwickdc.gov.uk/cg2022 for information on the countdown event.

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