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Sport Is Back Festival in manchester

We're delighted to announce that our Sport Is Back festival will be taking place in  Manchester this Summer!

The event will run throughout the city on the last two weekends of July (24, 25 31 July and 1 August). There will be approximately 10 different sports which will be hosted and promoted by different clubs. The events will range from competitive competitions, to turn up and play sessions. This it is a great opportunity to celebrate the return of sport without any restrictions in place and a chance for the clubs to showcase their sport and to attract new members.
Sport Is Back will be open to other clubs, individuals and the inexperienced. See below for more information on the dates, venues and booking process for the specific sports.

Saturday 24 July 

Community youth football tournament (ages 6-16) 

12-4pm (player arriving at 11am) 

Wright Robinson Sports College, M18 8RL 

Teams will be made up on the dayso you don’t need to be part of one to take part. For more information contact: 



Dominoes Netball Club
Saturday 24

Junior Tournament (U9 - U16’s) 

8.30am start for U9 - U12, 12pm start for U13 - U16 (however subject to change) 

Wright Robinson Sports College, M18 8RL 

Book your teams space: 


Saturday 31 July 

Senior Tournament 

8.30am - 4pm 

Wright Robinson Sports College, M18 8RL 

Book your teams space: 

LTA & We Do Tennis 
Saturday 24

Come and try tennis (open access, just turn up and play). You will be shown all the techniques and skills of how to play 

12 - 4pm 

Alexandra Park, M16 7JL 

For more information:  


Sunday 25 July 

Come and try tennis (all ages, open access, just turn up and play). You will be shown all the techniques and skills of how to play 


Wythenshawe Park, M23 0AB 

For more information: 

Working in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University, the Manchester Giants, Manchester Mystics and the Manchester Magic will be hosting taster sessions for boys and girls interested in learning about the sport of basketball.

These sessions will take place at MMU's fantastic Platt Lane Sports Complex (Yew Tree Rd, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 7UU) and will be run by qualified coaches. Balls will be provided and each child will receive an hour of expert coaching.


If you want to be part of this fabulous Back to Sport Basketball Taster Day, you can register on this page. We expect places to go quickly, so don't waste time

In case you weren't aware, the Manchester Giants are the city's only professional basketball team and play in the BBL, while the Manchester Magic and the Manchester Mystics run one of the most successful junior programmes in the country and have won more than 50 national titles since 2000.

Book your space via: Eventbrite 

For more information: 

Wythenshawe Amateurs Swimming Club 
Sunday 25

Junior Gala for club swimmers, swimming lesson swimmers & school swim swimmers 

Time TBC, possibly 9-10am or 3-4pm 

Wythenshawe Forum, M22 5RX 

For more information:  

MCRactive & Better 
Sunday 25

Have you served in the armed forces? If so, then come to Debdale Outdoor Centre’s Veterans Family Day and get on the water with; dingy Sailing, wind surfing and paddle sports. Debdale will provide wetsuits, buoyancy aids and Instructors making sure you have a great experience on the day. What you need to bring is a t-shirt old trainers to wear with wetsuit and shower kit for after the session. Wetsuits available for 6 years of age to adult. Up to 30 – 40 available spaces on the water, children under 6 are welcome too, but they may not be able to join the water sports. On the day you can also try archery, with Gold Crest Archers on hand to show you how it’s done. 


Debdale Outdoor CentreM18 7LJ 

Book your space via: Eventbrite 

For more info:  

TDS Dance

Saturday 24 July 

Performances will be taking place during the day by TDS Dance, with details shared to sign up to the club on the day. 


Wright Robinson Sports College, M18 8RL 


For more information about the day or to join TDS dance: Call Mercedes on 07742 746 702 or to register your interest in joining TDS Dance click here.  

Blackley Cricket Club

Saturday 24 July 
Womens softball cricket, with keep fit exercises led by female instructor 
Blackley Cricket Club, Crab Lane, M9 8WD 
Book a space via: Eventbrite
For more information contact: 

Basketball Softball UK

Saturday 31 July & Sunday 1 August 
Manchester Softball League Tournament 
Free taster sessions from 1pm-2pm on both days 
Parrswood High School Playing Fields, M20 5PG 
For more information:  

Home of Friends Sporting Club

Sunday 25 July

Ladies Softball Cricket Tournament

Family Fun day, to include Key fit Bollywood (Soul Beats), Music, Food & more

Alexandra Park, M16 7JL

For more information:


The City of Manchester Water Polo Club is one of the most recently successful Water Polo clubs in the UK. The Club compete in the British Water Polo league and all ASA National Age Group championships.

The club runs Senior, Junior and Academy squads for men and women.

The squads enjoy excellent training facilities at Manchester Aquatic Centre and East Manchester Leisure centre.

COM Water Polo Club will be hosting a two taster sessions:

Ages 9-12 - Sunday 25 July 3-4pm

Ages 8-16 - Sunday 1 August 12-1pm

Interested? If you are aged 8-16 and interested in trying your hand at Water Polo, you can contact the club via email at


Founded in 2007, the Manchester Sharks are the North of England’s first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender water polo club. Manchester Sharks compete in a local league, attend and compete in national and international gay tournaments and participate in some of the world’s largest sporting events.

The Manchester Sharks will be hosting 2 x 1hr taster sessions for Manchester adults on:

Sunday 8 August 1-3pm. 

Interested? If you are an adult interested in trying your hand at Water Polo, you can contact the Sharks via their email at 


Located at the Manchester Aquatics Centre, the MAC Dive Team has members of all ages who are coached to the highest level. Over the years the diving club has had many successes in numerous competitions. The club have affiliations to GBDF (Great British Diving Federation) and the ASA (Amateur Swimming Association).

The MAC Dive Team will be hosting taster sessions for ages 5-16 years on Sunday 1 August 1-2pm

Interested? If you are an adult interested in having a go at Diving, you can contact the the MAC Dive Team via their email at