Gainsborough’s wealth of sporting activities to be highlighted in Sunday’s community day

Action from Gainsborough v Lincoln 2nds at Queen Elizabeth's High School.
Action from Gainsborough v Lincoln 2nds at Queen Elizabeth's High School.

Gainsborough Town Council will highlight the wealth of sporting options for local residents at a special event on Sunday.

Roses Sports Ground on North Warren Road will host the Community Sport and Leisure Day, incorporating VE celebrations, a picnic on the park and children’s activities.

The council’s sports development officer Dave Carter writes: “The object of the day is to give the people of Gainsborough and surrounding villages the opportunity to try many of the sports that exist in the Gainsborough area.”

“We are also trying to get the local firms to put teams into the ‘Firms Challenge’ which will see them have a go at walking football or tag rugby.”

For more information on the day, which will run from 10am until 4pm, contact Dave Carteron 07875 072880.

Here is a taste of what’s on offer, with opportunities to try something different and activities for all of the family, no matter of age or ability.

Gainsborough Bowmen: They will have a selection of bows for you to inspect and there will be a chance for you to have a go at archery.

Contact Colin Wright

Gainsborough Rugby Club: They will be running a tag rugby competition; which is a non-contact sport, and instead of tackling players have to grab a tag which everyone wears. Scoring is the same as the contact game. There will be opportunities for you to have a go at passing and receiving the ball. Contact Tony on 07557 382155.

Gainsborough Rifle and Pistol Club: The club will be giving people the opportunity to have a go at target shooting, they will have a selection of equipment for you to try and you will be able to take your target score card away with you as a memento of the day. Contact Philip Levine

Gainsborough Football Development: An opportunity to see under sevens football, played in a mini tournament. There will be an opportunity to talk to the clubs that will be present, this will be followed by one of the fastest growing sections of the sport, Walking Football. The final session will be Disability Football, and again you can watch or take part. Contact

Gainsborough Squash and Racket Club: Come and have a go at a game of squash in the middle of the playing field. All equipment will be provided. Contact

Slimming World: See the photos before and after of fantastic weight losses, just by healthy eating. Free raffle, food tasters, and balloons for all, and check your BMI. Contact

Positive futures: Providing dodgeball, football and boxercise on the day. Contact

Lea Park Cricket Club: The cricket club will be teaching you some basic cricketing skills, how to catch the ball, batting and bowling. Contact Andy Lobley on 01427 612885.

Sustrans: Juice your fruit by peddling the juice bike, have a go on the two computer bikes see how far you have cycled, talk about safe cycling in the county and the National Cycle Route. See

Gainsborough Aegir Cycling Club: They will be running a competition for who can ride the longest distance on a training bike on rollers in a set time. They will also be running sessions on how 3to maintain your bike. Contact Trevor 01427 617752.

Galatia: Their community’s team will be looking at training methods in football and giving out frisbees to members of the public.

Gainsborough Morton Striders: A multi-disciplined club covering fell running, road running, and track and field events. Contact

Gainsborough Golf Club: Golfing Development Officer will be present to help you develop your swing. Contact Steve Cooper 07799 690874.

Scunthorpe Pisces Angling Club: Giving casting demonstrations. See

Roses Leisure Bowls Club: Demonstrating and getting people to try the game. Contact John Coy