Watford Parade to become sporting area this weekend

Watford Observer: Watford Parade to become sporting area this weekend Watford Parade to become sporting area this weekend

Watford’s Parade will be transformed into a sporting arena on Saturday for The Big Family Sports Day, the third Watford Big Event in the series.

Spanning the length of The Parade there will be mini football and rugby pitches, an ECB cricket factory, Freestyle BMX demonstrations, a mini tennis court and a 60-metre athletics track.

Cheerleading taster sessions, cycling and even a climbing wall will make the free event a great day out.

Elected Mayor Dorothy Thornhill said: "I hope to see people of all ages enjoying the many sports and activities taking place across The Parade. It’s a great chance to try something new, test ability or find out about health and well-being.  

"I can’t think of a more fun way to see The Parade being used than a cheerleading display next to a BMX show."

In the ECB cricket factory people can practice throwing, batting and catching in a safe environment.

There will be a radar gun on the tennis court so that people will be able to test the speed of their serve and a tennis coach giving out tips, as well as a target wall and volley court.

You can also ride head-to-head on stationary bikes, take part in fitness and dance classes and enter a number of competitions.

Mini health MOTs being carried out by local GPs. 

 

 

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8:56pm Wed 16 Jul 14

drunkenduck says...

Will the Mayor Dottie receive a smack in the face by a cricket, rugby or tennis ball or will a pasting-by get hit instead?

Well, think about it. If you're minding your own business and travelling through and these NO safety netting in place to stop any balls goes a stray and hits someone. Accident or not, the council can be sued, as they're the organisers and would have failed heath & safety guidelines. As its NOT the first time this council has made a **** up in H&S.
Will the Mayor Dottie receive a smack in the face by a cricket, rugby or tennis ball or will a pasting-by get hit instead? Well, think about it. If you're minding your own business and travelling through and these NO safety netting in place to stop any balls goes a stray and hits someone. Accident or not, the council can be sued, as they're the organisers and would have failed heath & safety guidelines. As its NOT the first time this council has made a **** up in H&S. drunkenduck
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9:58pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Keith Murray says...

Yes well thank you for your contribution
Yes well thank you for your contribution Keith Murray
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