Free sports planned for East London’s youth inspired by 2012 Olympics

Free sports festivals are being set up in East London in the run-up to the 2012 Olympics aimed at getting youngsters involved in sport.

The ‘One Movement’ festivals being organised by the East London Business Alliance charity begin at Mile End Stadium on Saturday, June 25, when they expect to attract 2,000 people.

Other festivals are planned across all five Olympic ‘host’ boroughs as a ‘showcase’ for local clubs this summer, when teenagers get a chance to try archery, basketball, judo, cycling and tennis, among other activities. Those turning up will be encouraged to sign up to local sports clubs on the day, to help build a lasting legacy in East London inspired by next year’s Games.

Sports clubs taking part in the events, funded by National Lottery, are also being invited to ‘business development’ workshops run by the charity’s corporate member companies.