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Guernsey sport mascots to compete in funday challenge

Guernsey sport mascots to compete in funday challenge

Tuesday 02 August 2022

Guernsey sport mascots to compete in funday challenge

Tuesday 02 August 2022


The islands sports mascots will compete in a new obstacle course challenge next month.

Mascots including Darcy the Donkey, Utmost’s Island Games Team Mascot, GFC’s Roary the Lion, rugby’s Rocky the Raider and cricket’s Owizat the Owl will take part in the Utmost Community Sports Funday on 3 September at Sausmarez Park.

Children are invited to take part in the warm-up session with the mascots, and cheer them on through the challenge. 

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Pictured: 20 sports will be available for islanders to try for free at the event, including football. 

The free event, which is run in partnership with the Guernsey Sports Commission, will offer more than 20 sports for the community to try. New additions this year will include skateboarding and gymnastics. 

Other sporting activities throughout the day include table tennis, boxing, golf, sailing, squash, volleyball, fencing, football, cricket, cycling, netball, athletics, hockey, rugby, petanque, walking football, bowls, dance and badminton. Regardless of age and ability, all islanders are welcome and will be encouraged to get involved. 

The event will begin at 12:00, with the mascot challenge taking place at 13:00 and the day concluding at 16:00. 

Director of Communications for the Guernsey Sports Commission, Nicky Will, said: “We are excited about the addition of the mascot challenge for the Utmost Community Sports Funday this year. This is a great opportunity for the community to come and have fun with their children, get involved with the mascot challenge and get photos with their favourites too."

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Pictured L-R: Rocky the Raider, Darcy the Donkey, Roary the Lion, and Owizat the Owl.

Ms Will continued: “The Sports Commission champion the positive benefits to our physical and mental health that taking part in sport provides, and we want to encourage people of all ages and sporting abilities within the community to come along and have a go.” 

Utmost International Guernsey Chief Executive Officer, Leon Steyn, added: “This mascot challenge is going to be a great addition to an already popular community day, and we are looking forward to seeing children getting involved. This year, we wanted to bring even more joy and excitement to the Funday. It’s going to be a great afternoon.” 

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