Brentford Community Sports Trust gear up for return of SportsFEST

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With just over a month to go, Brentford are encouraging local residents to take part in a wide range of sporting activities at this year’s SportsFEST.

The club’s Community Sports Trust, in partnership with Brentford Lock West, aims to bring sport to the heart of the local community with the event at Syon House on Sunday May 12th.

Formerly known as the Brentford Challenge, Brentford SportsFEST has rebranded to promote a more inclusive approach to getting active.

This year will see a Primary Schools Challenge and a relay race for children – along with a 3k run for adults who are just starting to get fit.

Residents of all ages and abilities can also take part in either a 10k or 5k runs while there will also be a 5k Walk and Talk (in association with West London Mental Health Trust).

For water lovers, there are paddle boarding lessons at Brentford Lock plus yoga, Pilates, frisbee golf, rowing and a cricket stimulator at the health and fitness village.

Ruth Cadbury, MP for Brentford and Isleworth, took part in the event last year and spoke of the importance of the event for the local community.  

She said: “I think the Trust are fantastic at enabling and encouraging thousands of local people to make changes and get active.

“This event is a fantastic celebration of the club’s important community work.”

Meanwhile, local resident Jenny, who ran the 10k race last year, said: “I think it’s fantastic to get involved with a local community event.

“I do quite a lot of running events, but it’s great to have a local sporting event that is right on your doorstep.”

To secure your place, visit the Brentford SportsFEST website.

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