Fort Regent will host a special open day to celebrate the range of sports, activities and clubs that use the venue, and to offer islanders the opportunity to find a sport or activity that suits them.
Fort for All day will take place on Sunday 24th November 2013 and representatives from clubs and associations will be on hand to offer free taster sessions. Special entertainment is being arranged and extra cafes will be open to cater for the extra footfall.
For history lovers, a self-guided history tour will also be launched to help visitors to Fort Regent to learn more about its rich military history. The Napoleonic fort has played an important strategic role in the island’s history and, with an average footfall of around 10,000 people per week, continues to have a pivotal role in the community.
Around 20 clubs use Fort Regent as their full-time base. A host of further businesses and private enterprises, clubs and associations also use the facilities as their administrative base. A 22 acre site, Fort Regent has ample space and leagues such as cricket and netball also make use of the facilities.
Jo Mousdale, Fort Regent centre manager, commented:
‘We are aiming to create a small festival theme during the Fort for All day and hope families will take the chance to learn more about Fort Regent. It will be an opportunity for islanders to try their hands at new and different sports and activities and really gain an appreciation of all we have on offer at Fort Regent.
‘Fort Regent plays an important and focal role in the local community, and we are excited to show islanders of all ages that there is an activity for all tastes and interests, from boot camp to roller derby and, more traditionally, indoor bowls and racquet sports.’
Fort for All will take place between 10 and 4pm and free parking will be provided.