Coventry – European City of Sport

In 2019, Coventry was the European City of Sport. There was a phenomenal £100m investment in sporting facilities across the city. The legacy continues today and the people of Coventry are able to enjoy many sporting activities thanks to this. As we all know, regular exercise is of paramount importance for mental and physical wellbeing.

Watch the video to find out about the European City of Sport:

We would like you to find out about all the sporting opportunities around the city – both for participating and spectating. You could list them and find out a few facts or you could create a map showing all the locations. To give you a hint, there are at least 15 sports represented including at venues and at festivals.

  • Can you find out information about famous sports personalities from Coventry?
  • What sports would you like to participate in to maintain a healthy lifestyle?

40 thoughts on “Coventry – European City of Sport

  1. Here are some I have found.
    1. Venues which taking part in sports are very maintaining.
    2. Sports Festivals. Different types of festivals taking part in different sports. Having a entertaining exercise day for our well kept healthy body.
    3. The World Cup. These are really important for our earnings.
    4. Football. This is maybe the popular sports on TV. It’s amazing how it’s represented and played.
    5. Running festival.
    6. Sometimes in the parks, we may have sports feats happening there.

  2. Coventry city formed as singers in 1883 following a general meeting of the singer factory Gentlemen’s club they adapted their current name 1898.
    Eric Barber (cricketer), David Barr (English cricketer),

  3. Singers, TV presenters and a formula one mogul are all included in our list of celebrity Coventry City supporters.

    These are some of the well-known Sky Blues fans that the club can call upon for support.

    Have a look at our gallery of the most famous Coventry City supporters.

  4. Famous sports personalities from Coventry:
    Bill Adcocks.
    Greg Abbott.
    Kare Adenegan.
    Norman Aldridge.
    Graham Alexander.
    To have a healthy lifestyle I would like to participate in football.

  5. Some of the new venues and events that took place in 2019 which were part of the “Coventry European City Of Sport 2019” were:
    •The Wave’s opening
    •A new 50m pool at the Alan Higgs Centre
    •A new wellness hub at the Coventry University
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    Can you find out information about famous sports personalities from Coventry?
    Some Famous Sports People From Coventry are:
    •Greg Abbott •Bill Adcocks •Kare Adenegan •Norman Aldridge
    •Graham Alexander •John Allen •Dior Angus •Terry Angus
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    What sports would you like to participate in to maintain a healthy lifestyle?
    I could do swimming at least once a week and go on daily walks to keep fit. Also, I could go cycling everyday as well as participating in Joe Wicks activities.

  6. Famous sport personalities from Coventry are :
    Greg Abbott (footballer), John Atkins (cyclist), Eric Barber (cricketer), David Barr (English cricketer), Thomas Brown (rugby), David Parker (swimmer), Peter Robbins (rugby union), Jetta (wrestler), Rachel Smith (gymnast), Neil Simpson (boxer) and Dave Long (runner). To have a healthy lifestyle I would like to participate in football.

  7. Venues
    Sports festival
    Inclusive dance festival
    ICC World Tour – Cricket
    The Wave
    Festival of running
    Sport and Culture Innovation Grant Project : Paddling Light
    Move and Play at the Transport Museum
    Europe Cooprate games
    Jump for city of sport.

    Famous personalities
    Tom Wood – Rugby Player
    Tom Cartwright – Cricketer
    Andy Goode – Rugby Player
    Rag Mathews – Footballer
    Dame Laura Davies – Golfer
    Marlon Devonish MBE – Sprinter at the 2004 Olympics
    Errol Christie – Boxer

    I would like to participate in the Paddling Light event as I think it would be fun and something new.

  8. There are various sports here in Coventry however, compared to all others,football and rugby are the most popular sport played . This also relates to the fact that the Wasp play in Ricoh Arena so this isn’t much of a surprise. Other of these sports are healthy for you.
    Football helps to improve your speed, agility, strength, hand-eye coordination and overall cardiovascular endurance.
    Rugby is more beneficial to us kids to help us with our flexibility and it can even positively effect our mentality by storing different tactics and skills .

  9. Rugby:
    The Coventry bears are a semi professional rugby team league club based in Coventry, England, formed In 1998.
    Their major achievements include winning the Football:
    In 1883 following a general meeting of the singer factory
    gentlemen’s club, they adapted there currency name in 1898 joining the football league in 1919.
    They won their major trophy in 1987 when they beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 to win the FA cup.
    They are one of the 5 clubs to have won both the FA cup and the FA cup youth cup in the same season. They have also reached two football league semi finals national league 3 title in 2004.

    Hockey:
    Coventry blaze are an ice hockey team in Coventry England. They currently compete in the elite ice hockey league and there home games are based in the sky dome.
    The club was founded in 1965 as the Solihull Barons and renamed Solihull blaze in 1996.

    Football:
    Coventry city formed as singers in 1883 following a general meeting of the singer factory Gentlemen’s club they adapted their current name 1898, joining the football league in 1919. They won their major trophy in 18987 from winning the FA cup finals.

  10. Bobby Parker (footballer, born 1952)
    David Parker (swimmer)
    Luke Parker (cricketer)
    Owen Parkin.
    Sam Parsons.
    Jamie Paterson (footballer, born 1991)
    Charles Perkins (cricketer)
    Dean Pithie.

    I have found out that :
    The study found 27%, 15%, 47% and 28% reduced risk of death for participants in aerobics, cycling, racquet sports and swimming, respectively.

    So I think that one of these sports ( aerobics, cycling, racquet sports , and swimming) are good to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

  11. 1.)Can you find out information about famous sports personalities from Coventry?
    Here in Coventry there is a variety of sports.In Coventry the popular sport is football.In town we have many different sports to participate in.To me personally I would participate in these sports.I picked these sports because it will maintain a healthy lifestyle.

  12. Many people in Coventry often enjoy sports like football and rugby. I would like to play football because you have to run around and that helps maintain a healthy lifestyle.

  13. We have many sports in Coventry but the most popular sport in Coventry is football. In Coventry we have many sports and games mostly in town. I would participate in this. I would do this because I would maintain a healthy lifestyle. Being active is a great thing for humans than being at home on devices which gives us a unhealthy lifestyle.

  14. 1)Venues you can watch and take part in sport
    Festival of running
    Move and Play at Coventry Transport museum
    ICC World cup tour -Talking birds: Cricketers edition
    Coventry on the move in parks
    Vodafone Gigafast Broadband community festival
    Europe Corporate games
    Goodgym Coventry
    Inclusive dance festival
    Let’s ride Coventry
    Sports Fest
    Go Canley:Golden Oldies
    The wave Coventry
    Sport and innovation Grant project: Paddling light
    Sporting Memories
    Jump for city of sport

    2)Can you find out information about famous sports personalities from Coventry?
    Bill Adcock- William Arthur Adcocks is a British former long-distance runner who competed in the 1968 Summer Olympics.
    Kare Adenegan – Kare Adenegan is a British wheelchair athlete specialising in sprint distances in the T34 classification. She was classified as a disability athlete in 2013. Competing for Great Britain at the 2016 Summer Paralympics, at the age of 15, she won a silver medal and two bronze medals.
    Norman Aldridge – Norman Aldridge (23 February 1921 – 14 January 2007) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for West Bromwich Albion and Northampton Town as a full-back.
    3)What sports would you like to participate in to maintain a healthy lifestyle?
    I would like to participate in all sports I can.

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