First Sports Day at Hay Festival a success

First Sports Day at Hay Festival a success

To mark the Olympic year, Hay Festival hosted its first ever Sports Day on Wednesday 29 May. The Welsh Sports Association (WSA) is delighted to have been able to facilitate the introductions between our Members and the Festival.

It was brilliant to see football, fencing and badminton activities in the sports field, complimenting other activities organised by the Festival such as yoga and wild swimming.

Based in the booktown of Hay-on-Wye, Wales, Hay Festival brings together diverse voices to listen, talk, debate and create, tackling some of the biggest political, social and environmental challenges of our time.

Through one-of-a-kind festivals in unique locations around the world – plus forums, digital platforms and learning programmes – Hay Festival Global celebrates and inspires different views, perspectives, and points of view.

In 1987, the Festival was dreamt up and, 37 years later, Hay Festival Global now runs events and projects all over the world, from the historic town of Cartagena in Colombia to the heart of cities in Peru, Mexico, Spain and the USA. The charity reaches a global audience of millions each year and continues to grow and innovate, earning multiple awards over the years, including Festival of Sanctuary status from refugee charity City of Sanctuary UK and, in 2020, Spain’s Princess of Asturias Award in Communication and Humanities.

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This year’s inaugural Sports Day in Hay-on-Wye received an abundance of positive feedback, and the WSA is excited at the prospect of once again collaborating with the Festival to make it a regular feature of the Hay Festival.

We encourage Members to get involved and offer activities next year and beyond. Get in touch with the team to find out more!

Cover photo credit to Hay Festival.

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