Organised by The Renewal Trust, the event brought together national governing bodies of a variety of sports as well as local sports organisations to provide opportunities for the local community to get active.
I am Team GB events are organised to help inspire people to increase their physical activity, with events focussed on local opportunities to take part.
Triathlon England’s East Midlands Regional Manager, Sarah Williams, attended the event as part of her work with The Renewal Trust and in the city who commented: “Over 300 local people attended the event across the three hours it was hosted and was very well received by all ages. It provided activities for the whole family to enjoy.
“I have only recently started working with The Renewal Trust and made contact with them to find out more about the local area, community groups and influential individuals within the Sneinton and St Ann’s area of Nottingham City.
“The area is a priority place for a programme of work called Place Based which involves working in the heart of the community with local people to create sustainable opportunities in swim, bike, run.”
The Renewal Trust are a nationally recognised regeneration charity working with children, young people, adults and communities in St Ann’s, Sneinton and Mapperley (Nottingham’s Area 6) and beyond.
Together, they support people in the way that’s right for them, at different times in their lives. Sometimes that means giving people practical support, like helping them find the right job, volunteer, launch a neighbourhood project, run a community group or base their business there.
By working with The Renewal Trust, Williams and Triathlon England will be able to support local communities to access swim, bike, run opportunities.
Nic Williams of The Renewal Trust said of the event: “It was great to work with Sarah from Triathlon England to increase physical activity in the city. Sarah joined over 300 people from the community with the Renewal Trust on King Edward Park for I am Team GB’s Festival of Sport.
“It was great having the bikes out and seeing a diverse range of families having a go and wanting to know more about keeping active. We can’t wait to develop more opportunities with Triathlon England in the community.”