Bristol celebrates winning title of European City of Sport 2017
17 March 2016
Bristol has been awarded City of Sport 2017, marking a city-wide year celebrating physical activity for Bristol’s diverse communities including University students and staff.
The award was secured by a city-wide partnership known as Active Bristol and coordinated by Bristol City Council. It involves a number of key stakeholders across the city including Bristol Sport, the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England. Bristol is one of a number of European cities who will be encouraging more active, healthy lifestyles for their citizens through sport in 2017.
“We are delighted that this accolade has come to Bristol,” said Matt Birch, Director of Sport, Exercise and Health at the University of Bristol. “At a time when we are encouraging our staff and students to get more active, it’s great to put this in context of a bigger push for more active lifestyles across the city and beyond.”
“Sport is a big part of University life, bringing the city and students together,” said Steph Harris, Sport and Student Development Officer at Bristol Student Union. “Bristol SU and the University are looking to involving students and staff in Bristol’s year as City of Sport.”