Search

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.

Archant

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.

0 comments

Latest Barking and Dagenham News Stories

13:00
Shooting hoops in Jim Peter Stadium, Dagenham, on Wednesday

With the Paralympics on the horizon, residents were able to find sporting inspiration on their own doorstep.

Education director Helen Jenner was impressed with Barking pupils' poetic potential

Young poetry fans were praised in a visit from the director of education, who congratulated them on besting rival pupils in a public reading.

Yesterday, 13:00
Michael Ochwa, director of Barking charity Mercy Worldwide

Mercy Worldwide director Michael Ochwa, 43, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how he embodies the message of the Gospel by helping the vulnerable

Yesterday, 09:00
Stephanie Wong (13) with her winning design for an invention competition

A budding engineer has won an award for her cunning gadget designed to solve the problem of her messy teenage bedroom.

Fri, 16:46
Lodge Avenue will be partially closed

Essential roadworks are closing a section of a main road for a fortnight.

Fri, 13:59
Tony Gale

Next week marks 50 years since England won the World Cup – so what better way to celebrate than with a football extravaganza?

Fri, 13:19
Liza Vallance, from Studio 3 Arts, Thomas Vandecasteele, Operations Director, Bouygues UK, Cllr Ashraf, Deputy Leader, LBBD, Trevor Burns, Exec Director of Development and Sales, East Thames, Cllr Darren Rodwell, Leader, LBBD

The second phase of the regeneration of a housing estate has been given approval.

Fri, 07:00
Councillors and entrepreneurs celebrate the CIC launch at Barking Enterprise Centre on Wednesday

A thriving business hub is going solo after becoming an independent company.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Which book character do you share cleaning habits with?

Whether you have more in common with put-upon Cinderella, emotionally turbulent Jane Eyre, or easily distracted Mole, you’re sure to appreciate four sessions of free cleaning. Enter our quiz for your chance to win. All entrants can get £10 off their first clean when making a repeat booking.

£15k prize bundle

Imagine having the opportunity to win an incredible £15,000 bundle of some of the most amazing prizes available. Well, for one lucky contest entrant that dream could soon become a reality because we at MyOffers are offering an incredible free prize bundle that will make even the most hardened person wild with excitement.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now