Bolton Lads & Girls Club in partnership with Bolton Council and local sporting partners are gearing up to celebrate Bolton’s Year of Sport for 2012.
The Club will spear head the ‘Bolton 2012 Games ’ – a summer long festival of sport open to all young people aged 8-14 in Bolton and surrounding districts, as part of Bolton Council’s Year of Sport.
The Bolton 2012 Games will run from July 21 to September 1 and offer young people a ‘taster’ of all Olympic, Paralympics and Special Olympics sports. The Bolton Games will have its very own mascot, Games ‘baton’ and opening and closing events which will be held in Victoria Square.
The event will bring together a variety of sporting and community organisations in a unique partnership across the borough with the aim of encouraging children and young people into sport and physical activity.
Dave Singleton, Bolton Lads & Girls Club Chairman, said: “Over 30 days, the Bolton 2012 Games will give young people across Bolton the chance to take part in 40 sports as well as giving them, on a local level, a sense of participation in one of the most important sporting events ever held in this country.
“The Bolton 2012 Games are designed to bring the Bolton ‘family’ together, and through partnership working, to provide a lasting sporting legacy to the town.”
Leader of Bolton Council, Councillor Cliff Morris, added: “We have designated 2012 as Bolton Council Year of Sport and we have an exciting year ahead for all our residents. We have been working with all our partners to deliver an excellent programme and this summer long festival gives young people the chance to try out a whole of range of sporting activity in the run-up to and during the Olympic Games.
“The torch relay is also coming to Bolton on May 31 and we are hosting an evening celebration for all the community, giving our residents a chance to really share in the Olympic spirit and mark the countdown to the start of the Games.”