Lancashire Commonwealth Games 2018
2018 represents a special year for the Commonwealth, with a number of critical events coinciding. The Commonwealth Summit (also known as the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting) takes place every two years. This year, it will be hosted by the UK. Since it is likely that The Queen will not travel overseas to a future summit, this will probably be the last one that she attends personally, and therefore it provides an opportunity to celebrate Her Majesty's connection with the Commonwealth.
On Thursday 12th April 2018, Active Lancashire with CSI (Challenge through Sport Initiative) staged a fun-filled day of Sports aimed at all ages and groups such as Primary Schools, High Schools, Inclusion Groups, Recovery Agencies etc. The activities included; High School Netball, Walking Football, Soft Ball Cricket, Archery, Boccia (Disability Sports) and Old School Sports.
The event that took place at UCLan Sports Arena in Preston and was a great success with hundreds of people attending.
Lord Shuttleworth opened the games which saw Lancashire TV cover the day and broadcast it in there evening report and also saw Radio Lancashire hold an outside broadcast with John Gilmore live from the site from 12-4pm.
Active Lancashire worked in partnership with Lancashire Football Association, England Cricket, England Netball, NHS, Quit Squad and Lancashire Mind to make the event ran smoothly. The day was a massive success with hundreds of children and adults alike, from a diverse target market, competing and enjoying a fun filled day of sport and activities.