UNISON West Midlands Regional Games return this month

As the UK basks in a sports mad summer UNISON are encouraging members, friends and families across the West Midlands to dust off their running shoes and getting ready for the 3rd annual Regional Games.

UNISON West Midlands Regional Games 2018 take place on Saturday 21st July at Holford Drive Community Sports Hub in Birmingham. 

There a whole load of sports and activities pitched at all abilities. Some are competitive while others are skills demos to watch or taster sessions that people can just join in with on the day.


Organisers are also very excited to announce the following special guests:

* The West Midlands’ only female pro boxer, Lauren 'the Black Widow' Johnson
* Pat Reeves, World Champion Powerlifter, former marathon winner and cancer survivor from Kingswinford
* Cat Smith, British Junior Deadlift Record holder 
* AFC Unity, socially progressive women's footie team from Sheffield
* The Easton Cowboys and Cowgirls from Bristol - world spanning sports and social club who once had Banksy as goalie 

Sports and activities include:

* Monster 5-a-side football tournament - mens/womens/mixed/kids
* Cricket with Continental Star Cricket Club  
* Rugby
* Boxing
* Races
* Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with Gracie Barra Wolverhampton
* Yoga
* Cardio challenges
* Strength training tasters
* Netball
* Tabletennis
* Biking
* Dance workshops
* Stalls and talks
* Delicious food to suit all diets

Becca Kirkpatrick is Branch Chair for the UNISON West Midlands Community Branch and Games Organiser and is encouraging everyone to take part or turn up and cheer on competitors.

Becca said:

This is something different from most people's idea of what unions do. It's not a meeting, a rally or a protest. This is a chance to build and strengthen relationships within our union, and between our union and the wider communities that we are all part of.”

The Games are open to all family, friends, neighbours and workmates as well, and therefore members of other unions and non-members alike are warmly invited to come and we encourage you to enter 5-a-side football teams for some healthy friendly competition. It can be just a fun day out, or a chance to really stretch yourself and try new things.”

To register as a participant or a spectator just go to the UNISON West Midlands Regional Games 2018 link: