The National Vintage Games is the UK’s first multi-sport event specifically for the over-50s. Established in 2017, it aims to be bigger and better than last year. I’ve really listened to your feedback and included new team events such as walking rugby and walking netball, as well as official adjudication and optional age-group classifications. If competitive sport isn’t your thing, then why not try exercise classes like Pilates, spin cycling and yoga. To top it all, The National Vintage Games is fortunate to have the world-renowned University of Bath Sports Training Village as its venue.
The Games philosophy is simple: to provide an enriching sports experience for ALL members of the over-50s community, regardless of aptitude or ability. It may have been a while since you ran, cycled, swam, or indeed did any exercise at all. Don’t worry, come and give the events a go! Engaging in sport can seem daunting as we get older, but The National Vintage Games seeks to create a relaxed, friendly environment; a space where you will feel respected and appreciated for your efforts. We all have a role to play here: a successful Games is one where you’re helpful and supportive of others.
If the numbers are there, then I’ll book the activity. In 2019, The National Vintage Games included rugby, football, netball, and athletics, with recreational swimming thrown in. We also included an off-site event, competitive boules, for the first time.
All abilities and fitness levels are heartily welcome. So what are you waiting for? Dust off those trainers, don your swimmers and get involved!