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i am team gb day

We're excited to be hosting the I AM TEAM GB Hero event on Saturday 14 August at Manchester Regional Arena. This fantastic event is open to everyone including families, so come and get active in a variety of sports in a world class facility supported by qualified coaches.   Experience a unique opportunity to interact with world class performing GB athletes where you can ask questions and compete against in one of our sports on offer.   There is no advanced booking required. Come along at a time that suits you between 12pm – 4pm and sign up on arrival.   SATURDAY 14TH AUGUST | 12PM - 4PM | NO ADVANCED BOOKING | MANCHESTER REGIONAL ARENA    Free t-shirt for participants. There are limited sizes and availability so arrive early to avoid disappointment.   TO SEE WHAT'S ON CLICK HERE. 

tokyo 2020 athletics spotlight

The most celebrated global sporting event is finally upon us!   For the next three weeks, the best athletes from every corner of the world will be in Tokyo for the 2020 Olympic Games, and we can’t wait to watch Team GB succeed once again! Better still, a large number of GB athletes hail from Manchester and its surrounding boroughs. Demonstrating once again why Manchester is the UK’s ‘city of sport’. To celebrate their sporting achievements, we've put together a short spotlight in the lead up to the Games.   KEELY HODGKINSON After a stunning 800m performance at the 2021 Muller British Championships, at just 19 years old Keely Hodgkinson will arrive in Tokyo as a bona fide medal contender. Greater Manchester’s Keely discussed after the race how ‘Every athlete’s aim is to make the final and mine will be the same going into Tokyo but it will be a challenge with the calibre of the athletes’. Keely has already become the youngest Briton to win a European Indoor gold medal at the 2021 European Indoor Championships, and we’re looking forward to seeing her continue that success in Tokyo.   CATCH KEELY IN THE WOMEN'S 800M HEATS ON 30 JULY FROM 09:55AM    AIMEE PRATT After achieving an Olympic qualifying time on 27 May and securing second place at the Müller British Championships, Manchester and Diane Modahl Sports Foundation (DMSF) alumni Aimee Pratt is heading to Tokyo! Aimee showed remarkable pace at the Manchester Invitational on May 27, with Aimee leading the race throughout, narrowly missing out on the qualifying time for Tokyo. However, we are pleased to inform you that a personal best setting run the following week at the Huelva International in Spain proved enough to get her on the plane to Tokyo. We along with her coach Vicente and everyone at DMSF couldn’t be happier for her and look forward to cheering her on all the way.   CATCH AIMEE IN THE WOMEN'S 3000M STEEPLECHASE HEATS 1 AUGUST FROM 09:40AM   ABIGAIL IROZURU Not much more has to be said about the current reigning British long-jump champion Abigail Irozuru. After a fantastic long-jump victory at the 2020 British Indoor Championships, we can’t wait to see at her first Olympic games in Tokyo. Abigail, ‘born and bred’ in Manchester regularly competes with Sale Harriers and has herself stated ‘I'm going to make the most of every opportunity, this is what I train for!’. Success in Tokyo will undoubtedly complete her childhood dream and personal journey from ‘playground to podium’.   CATCH ABIGAIL IN WOMEN'S LONG JUMP QUALIFICATION ROUND ON 1 AUGUST FROM 09:50AM     JONA EFOLOKO It was also wonderful to hear that another Sale Harriers Alumni recently secured his place on the plane to Tokyo. Team GB sprinter Jona Efoloko will compete in the Mens 4x100m relay. After a highly successful last few years following his gold medal at the World U20 Athletics Championships, we’re filled with confidence that he'll do well. See you there Jona.   CATCH JONA IN THE MEN'S 4X100M RELAY HEATS ON 5 AUGUST FROM 11:30AM   We’re so proud of what our local athletes have already achieved in the build up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. We realise and admire the dedication and discipline required for these athletes to take their seat on the plane.  The M.E.N have compiled a comprehensive list of Greater Manchester Team GB athletes to look out for at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics which you can view here. Make sure to take a look if you’re hungry to see the sheer wealth and breadth of talent we have in our wonderful city.

wythenshawe 'heart & soul' project

Calling all residents of the Woodhouse Park area, a new community project is coming to you!    Are you interested in helping to create positive and lasting change to the health and wellbeing of your local area? The Woodhouse Park Healthier Neighbourhood Community Project invites you to join weekly Heart and Soul Get-Together sessions on Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout July and early August. Become a community researcher and be part of shaping how health, play, fitness, the environment, food and community opportunities can change for the better.    ‘Heart & Soul’ is a social and friendly project for adults living and working in Woodhouse Park, and better still, it’s completely FREE!    Why take part? It’s a fantastic opportunity to; - Work in your neighbourhood to make a difference - Explore what makes a healthy neighbourhood (focusing on Wythenshawe Civic Centre and nearby Woodhouse Park) - Highlight health issues in the area, find solutions and take action - Design and share ideas for a healthier Woodhouse Park  The sessions will take place in the project’s new community workshop space at Wythenshawe Forum on: Wednesdays: 21st, 28th July & 4th August – 10am-12pm & 1-3pm Thursdays: 22nd, 29th July & 5th August – 10am-12pm & 1-3pm   Local residents can attend one session or more – booking is essential!   Explore with us how Woodhouse Park could be a healthier place, through conversation, sharing ideas, creative opportunities and short gentle walks.  Free refreshments will be available – also ask us about receiving vouchers for taking part. The space is wheelchair accessible and there is a lift. COVID safety measures will be in place at all sessions.