East London businesses launch sports festivals

New sports festivals will reach thousands of young people in run up to the London 2012 Olympic Games

One Movement, a series of free large-scale events, kicks off on Saturday at Mile End Stadium with teenagers getting a chance to try archery, basketball, judo, rock climbing, cycling and tennis among other activities.

Festival goers will also hear from up and coming urban artists, enjoy dance performances and sports showcases from East London clubs, and have the opportunity to win sold out tickets for Tinie Tempah’s show for the O2. Visitors can also sign up to local sports clubs to help build a lasting sporting legacy among young people inspired by the Olympics.

The events form part of a wider programme, called In the Parks which aims to increase sporting participation among young people living in the five Olympic Host Boroughs and to support the development of local sports clubs,

Sports clubs showcased at the events will be offered a mentor and business development workshops from ELBA, the East London business body, corporate member companies.

ELBA will also manage the National Lottery funded programme, the planning of which has involved young people from the start,

To find out more about the events visit www.facebook.com/OneMovementEastLondon, or contact Jane Thomas on (020) 7068 6960 or jane.thomas@elba-1.org.uk.

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All under 16s will need to fill out a consent form with the signature of their parent or guardian and bring it with them on the day, which they can download from the Facebook page.