Welcome to the Community Games!
Here at Community Games we are looking forward to another great year, but it's also worth having a quick look back at the programme's achievements over the last two years.
Since January 2012 3,551 communities have staged Community Games, organised by 80,130 volunteers contributing over £4million of volunteer effort. 2,566,675 participants have enjoyed their local Community Games and £1.4million has been raised at a local level to stage events and fund community projects.
There are plenty of international sports events taking place in 2014, starting with the Winter Olympics - 7th-23rd February, and Paralympics - 7th-16th March in Sochi. June 12th sees the start of the Football World Cup in Brazil, which goes on until July 13th, with the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow from 23rd July-3rd August. And talking of the Commonwealth Games, the Queen's Baton Relay, which was launched at Buckingham Palace in October, returns to England from 31st May-13th June. Also in Scotland is the 2014 Golf Ryder Cup, which takes place from 23rd-28th September. We have produced a calendar that you can download with these events and others, to have a look to see if there is something you would like to plan an event around.
People are now registering their Games for 2014, so if you would like to organise an event themed around one of these sports events for your local community, or just bring your community together to celebrate, you can find out more by, ‘Expressing Your Interest’ and a local member of the Community Games Team will be in touch. Or, if you have an event planned, you can Register Your Games.