After the schools, come the families: Barking and Dagenham Community Games continue

17:09 05 July 2013

Catleaps gym club is taking part in the Community Games.

Catleaps gym club is taking part in the Community Games.


The borough’s first Community Games kicked off today with a competition involving 650 schoolchildren.

Day one of the event saw 48 teams compete in eight different events at SportHouse and the Mayesbrook Athletics Arena.

There was also a renaming of the arena, which is now to be known as the Jim Peters Stadium, in memory of Dagenham’s famous athletics export who ran the first sub-two hour 20 minute marathon.

Tomorrow the Games continue but are open to families.

The Community Games comes after the council withdrew from the London Youth Games last year.

The Post is a media partner of the event.


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