Friday 28 October set for Coca-Cola Olympic Torch Tour sporting extravaganza!
Published Thursday 13th October 2011
The University of Northampton will be hosting the official Coca-Cola Olympic Torch Tour on Friday 28 October 2011 at the Pavilion Building, Park Campus, 12-6pm.
Following a successful bid by our Students' Union we are the only University in the East Midlands to be hosting the Olympic Torch on its tour, as part of a nationwide search for inspirational young people - Future Flames - to carry the Olympic Flame during the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay.
Students, staff and the wider community are all invited to enjoy and take part in a unique and free sporting spectacular for the University, town and County. In addition to the Coca-Cola Olympic Torch Tour bus and being able to have your picture taken with the Torch, there will the opportunity to participate in and see demonstrations of a wide range of sports near the Pavilion Building, at nearby Benham Sports Arena and in Everdon Sports Hall.
If you want find out more about a new sport or even have a go this is the ideal occasion! Just come along with trainers and loose fitting kit. Planned events on the day include Hockey; Climbing; Football; Cricket; Boxing; Basketball; Martial Arts; Badminton; Wheelchair Basketball; Table Tennis; Rugby Union; Trampolining; Boccie; Handball; Nordic Walking; and information on a range of sports clubs and societies, including the University's new Rowing Club.
This event includes free car parking and will feature Olympians past and future, along with official coaches from Northamptonshire Sport; Northampton Town Football Club players (and Clarence the Dragon!), and Northampton Saints - all on site to get guests limbered up, fit and in the mood for London 2012.
The Coca-Cola Olympic Torch Tour DJ will be booming out tunes on the day, including music from artists backing the campaign - Dizzee Rascal, The Wanted, Eliza Doolittle, and You Me At Six.
The event is open to all ages and will particularly recognise the positive contributions made by young people in the region every day. Coca-Cola, a Presenting Partner of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay, will be calling on everyone in Northampton to nominate the Future Flames they know: young people who use their passion in areas like sport and physical activity, music and dance, and community and the environment; to spread happiness in their local communities.
Find out more at: www.northampton.ac.uk/olympics