Tickets on sale for The Great British Sports Show
Today, tickets went on sale for the inaugural Great British Sports Show taking place at Westpoint Exeter over the weekend of 3-4 February 2018. The family orientated event will welcome up to 10,000 visitors who will have the opportunity to try over 30 different sports and meet stars from the local area.
With activities from athletics to wheelchair basketball and crown green bowls to cheerleading, this multi-sports festival has something for everyone. Each sport or activity will have its own dedicated area within the venue, where local sports clubs and activity providers will give people the opportunity to have-a-go and sign up to taster sessions. Not only will the event be a great stand-alone experience but the organisers say the potential is so much greater.
The Devon-based man behind the event, Grant Horan, has sport running through his blood. Speaking about the weekend, he said, “We are a family that love sport and you could not have found bigger fans during the last two Olympic and Paralympic Games. After the Rio 2016 Games ended I realised that we weren’t alone in feeling that enthusiastic fans had nowhere to go to try the sports that they had been watching on TV. The Great British Sports Show is designed to overcome that problem by bringing sport to the people and people to the sport.”
Local clubs and activity providers are being signed up to provide taster experiences over the weekend to the very communities where they are based. Horan continued, “Bringing everyone together under one roof is just the start. By measuring the engagement seen before, during and after the event we intend to be the “virtual” motivator if you like. If your daughter tries a sport for the first time at our event and expresses an interest to carry on, we have put everything in place to ensure that happens. We are committed to leaving a participation legacy in every city we visit and I’m delighted that Exeter is our first stop.”
Ambitious plans for sure but they have already attracted one local major sporting star to back their campaign. Speaking about his involvement, Exeter Chiefs and England Rugby player, Jack Maunder said, “The Great British Sports Show is a fantastic movement that I’m pleased to be involved with. Sport has given me so much through my life both recreationally and now professionally. By bringing local clubs in to meet people in their community, at a weekend celebrating sport, can only be a good thing to help encourage people to get active and stay active. The hashtag says it all #getstuckin.”
The event will take place over four sessions during the weekend and tickets are now on sale here. Adult tickets are £8.50, Children (6-16) £5.50, Children (under 6) Free, Concessions £7.