Reading Festival of Sport – Line Up Announced


Local elite athletes and community sport groups from across Reading will be joining us for the inaugural Reading Festival of Sport @ The Abbey all next week, 20 – 24 June.

The festival is themed around the Commonwealth Games 2022 and aims to give students a taste of the sporting disciplines that will feature in Birmingham this summer – fostering engagement in new sports, building team & leadership skills as well as celebrating the achievements of female athletes.  The Birmingham Games will be the first major multi-sport event to award more medals to female athletes.

We are grateful to the many athletes and groups from across the Reading Community who are supporting the festival as part of National School Sport Week #NSSW2022

Albatross Diving Club
Emma Uren – Rugby Sevens, Team GB Tokyo 2021
Katie Hooper – Synchro, Commonwealth Games 2002 Silver medallist & Commonwealth Games1998 Bronze medallist
Kayla Bell – Wheelchair basketball athlete, 2018 World Championships medallist & Team GB Tokyo 2021
Knights Volleyball, University of Reading Volleyball Club
Louise Sugden – Para-powerlifter, Team England Commonwealth Games 2022 and Commonwealth Games 2018 Silver medallist
Michael Sprott, Boxer, Commonwealth Games 2002 Gold medallist
Maria Tsaptsinos – Table Tennis, Team England Commonwealth Games 2022 and Commonwealth Games 2018 Bronze medallist
Paul McCabe – Crossfit, Woodley
Reading Athletic Club
Reading Bowling Club
Reading Girls Rugby at Reading RFC
Reading Rockets
Robert Newman – Lawn Bowls Commonwealth Games 2002 Gold medallist
Sonning Hockey Club
Woodley Netball Club

Activities will be taking place in PE lessons, lunchtime and after school and include Junior School Sports Day and Lower School Sport Awards.

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