Parks and green spaces are the starting points for countless sporting journeys. For some they lead to elite sporting success and for others they are personal victories, each as important as all others.
Everyone's sporting journey is different but we can all do our bit both to take our own journey and help others on theirs.
One Small Thing
This week we’re asking you to cast your mind back and think of sporting achievements you made at your local park or green space when you were younger – perhaps it was where you kicked a ball for the first time, picked up a racket or learnt to ride a bike. Let us know your memories on Twitter using #LoveYourLocalPark!
Kicking off our Summer of Parks week on sporting journeys, Brynmor Williams discusses his journey from local playing field to Wales and British Lions squads. pic.twitter.com/JRvWXKylP8— Fields in Trust (@FieldsInTrust) July 8, 2019
Our spotlight this week is on Cregagh Green in Belfast, where George Best started his sporting journey and our Active Spaces programme is helping to ensure a new generation have the opportunity to start theirs.
Today our Summer of Parks hears from Fields in Trust Ambassador Graeme Le Saux on the importance of green spaces for sporting journeys. pic.twitter.com/5MNS2Knc9E— Fields in Trust (@FieldsInTrust) July 13, 2019
Fields in Trust is an independent charity with over 90 years’ experience protecting parks and green spaces. We work with landowners, community groups and policy makers to champion the value of our parks and green spaces to achieve better protection for their future at both local and national level.
You can donate to support our work to protect, support and champion green spaces for good.
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