PO Box 10, Oxford, OX1 1EN
Tel 01865 249811
The Sports Development team at Oxford City Council are committed to ensure that the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games lives on in the city.
Working together with a variety of partners, the Sports Development team deliver and support a number of community sports events every year, which see thousands of people of all ages enjoying trying out new sports and finding out more info about the fantastic opportunities available in and around Oxford.
Saturday 6 September, Blackbird Leys Park, 12 noon to 4pm.
Back by popular demand they Leys Festival will be hitting Blackbird Leys again this year in style! With activities for people of all ages to enjoy this is an event not to be missed.
Enjoy FREE sports taster sessions, play activities, dance performances, music, great food and much more.
This event is being delivered in partnership with Oxfordshire Play Association and many more of our fantastic partners.
The Sports Development team have worked alongside a number of key partners, clubs and community groups over the past three years to deliver some unforgettable events in Oxford:
Queen's Commonwealth Games Baton Relay and Cutteslowe Summer Festival
The Queen's Baton Relay came to Oxford on Friday 6 June 2014 during its two week journey across England, drumming up support for Team England in the run up to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Celebrations continued into the early evening with the Cutteslowe Summer Festival.
We also received a letter from Dame Kelly Holmes thanking the city for its support:
The most unforgettable event for Oxford in 2012 was the amazing Oxford Torch Relay and Evening Celebration event.
With over 50,000 people lining the streets to watch the torch travel through their local communities, plus 20,000 visitors at the evening event watching the iconic cauldron being lit, while enjoying sports and cultural activities, the event will go down in Oxford's history!
Not forgetting the 650 people that become a Sport Maker and kindly gave up their time to volunteer at the event - thank you!
The work of Oxford City Council in organising this event was recognised by the Thames Valley Police, awarding the Council with the 'Olympic Policing Award' (Oxford were one of only three local authorities in the South East to receive this award).
Page last updated 17 June 2014