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Press Release

Monday 18th July 2011

'Tour of the Town' Olympic Launch Weekend Event

Fareham's 'Tour of the Town' Olympic launch weekend takes place this Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 July, from 11am until 2pm on each day.

The free event has been arranged to mark the start of the countdown to the London 2012 Olympic Games - 365 days before London 2012 begins. 'Tour of the Town' organised by Fareham Borough Council in partnership with Fareham Leisure Centre, Ferneham Hall, Westbury Manor Museum, and Fareham and Crofton Cricket Club, is an Official Open Weekend event open to everyone, making it an ideal family fun day out.

Tour of the Town is an opportunity for friends and family to walk to the various 'stamp' points in and around the town centre, where special activities will be taking place and local sports men and women, including Olympic hopefuls and past competitors will be in attendance:

Name Sport Venue Saturday Sunday
Sian Edwards (TBC) Hampshire Cricket Bath Lane Yes Yes
Daniel Faulkner (Olympic hopeful) England Hockey Player Bath Lane Yes Yes
Daniel Faulkner (Olympic hopeful) Sailing Bath Lane Yes
Daniel Cameron Swimming Fareham Leisure Centre Yes
David Faulkner Hockey Fareham Leisure Centre Yes
Joe Riley Swimming Fareham Leisure Centre Yes
Kim Minnett (TBC) (Past competitor) Paralympian Fareham Leisure Centre Yes
Peter Hull (Past competitor) Paralympian Swimmer Fareham Leisure Centre Yes
Jocelyn Hunt (Olympic hopeful) & John Hunt Commonwealth medallist Gymnastics Ferneham Hall Yes
Taro Keens Tennis Ferneham Hall Yes
Luke Ralls Archery Ferneham Hall
Bob Ginn Shooting Ferneham Hall Yes Yes
Mary Rose (PFC Mascot) Football Westbury Manor Museum Yes Yes
Nelson (PFC Mascot) Football Westbury Manor Museum Yes Yes
Sammy The Saint (SFC Mascot) Football Westbury Manor Museum Yes Yes
Mark Chamberlain (TBC) Football Westbury Manor Museum Yes
Alex Chamberlain (TBC) Football Westbury Manor Museum Yes
Paul Hardyman (TBC) Football Westbury Manor Museum Yes
Connor Haynes Archery Ferneham Hall
Jack Hewitt Archery Bath lane
Chris Davidson Archery Fareham Leisure Centre
Stephanie Pinnells Archery Ferneham Hall
Mick Conway Hampshire FA Community Football Coach Westbury Manor Museum Yes

When the public visit each site they will get a 'Tour of the Town' card stamped to prove they've been there and once all four stamps from the four locations are collected, the card should be handed in and will be entered into a free prize draw with the chance of winning:

Executive Member for Leisure and Community, Councillor Connie Hockley said: "I am delighted that we're being joined by local Olympic sporting personalities, past and present, together with many other sports men and women. Our Tour of the Town weekend is an excellent opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to join together in celebrating the start of the Olympic count down, whilst getting some fresh air and having some fun. You don't have to be an Olympic standard athlete to take part! Activities are aimed at all and not just with sporting connections, 'Tour of the Town' is about community fun."

ENDS

For Further Information Contact:
Sue Mills, PR and Marketing Manager, tel: 01329 824518
fax: 01329 824505, e-mail: publicity@fareham.gov.uk
 



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