FutureSport programme of more than 50 exciting sporting events planned throughout the city
FutureSport is back for the sixth year as Edinburgh continues to deliver an exciting range of sporting events.
The programme of around 50 sporting events each year is designed to help and support both local events and major events coming into the city.
Here are the programme’s listings for events from March until 27 June.
31 March – Guinness Record Basketball Dribble, Meadowbank Sports Centre
1,000 Edinburgh schoolchildren will attempt to break the current world record for the most people simultaneously dribbling a basketball.
2 April – Portobello Spring Aquathon, Portobello Baths
A swim/run race. See www.edinburghracing.co.uk
14-17 April – EuroHockey Cup Winners Cup (Women) 2006, Peffermill
See www.giffnock.org.uk for details.
16 April – The Great Wee Scottish Walk, Princes Street Gardens
For primary school-age children who can walk for their favourite charity or school project. Mums, dads, grannies and grandads can come along. See www.greatscottishwalk.com
22-23 April – RAF National Basketball Cup Finals, Meadowbank Sports Centre
Two days of high quality basketball action. See www.basketball-scotland.com
29-30 April – Edinburgh International Age Group Swimming Championships, Royal Commonwealth Pool
50 metre racing experience for age group swimmers, as well as competitive opportunities for world-class athletes. For tickets/ information call 0131 667 7211.
30 April – Annual All-Star Basketball Challenge, Meadowbank Sports Centre
Call 07725 556345 for details.
4 May – BAA Edinburgh Airport Youth Games, various venues
Ideal opportunity for schools to be involved in one-day sporting event. Call 07725 556345 for details.
6 May – Tesco Junior & Mini Great Edinburgh Run, The Meadows
Mini run approximately 1.5km for children aged eight and under. Junior run approximately 2.5km for children aged nine to 14.
7 May – BUPA Great Edinburgh Run, citywide
Popular 10k road race for runners of all abilities.
7-14 May – Scottish Tennis Open 2006, Craiglockhart Tennis Centre
The Scottish Open for both men’s and women’s world ranking events. See www.tennisscotland.org
13 May – Edinburgh Triathlon and Duathlon incorporating the British Duathlon Championships, Holyrood Park and Royal Commonwealth Pool
See www.edinburghracing.co.uk for details.
13-14 May – East/West District Track and Field Championships, Meadowbank Sports Centre
Many of Scotland’s top athletes will open their summer 2006 season. See www.scottishathletics.org.uk
5 June – Celebration of Sporting Achievement, City Chambers
Recognising the success of the city’s athletes over the past 12 months. Nominations are invited for seven categories. Call 0131 529 7994 for nomination forms.
11 June – Edinburgh Marathon & The Hairy Haggis Team Relay, citywide
More than 15,000 entrants expected. Starts at Princes Street. See www.edinburgh-marathon.co.uk
17 June – Portobello Beach Volleyball Tournament
Scotland’s top players in action at the third annual event. See www.scottishvolleyball.org
18 June – The Great Scottish Walk, citywide
As Scotland’s premiere fund-raising walk event, this great family event combines walking with the opportunity of raising money for your favourite charity. See www.greatscottishwalk.com
21 June – “Longest Day” Volleyball Tournament, The Meadows
New event to mark the beginning of the summer. Big, friendly tournament. Call 07770 930744 for details or e-mail: email@example.com
24 June – American Football Festival: Ten Year Anniversary of Scottish Claymores Worldbowl Championship, Meadowbank Scotland’s first annual American Football Festival. Celebrating the grassroots of the sport.
24 June – The MoonWalk Edinburgh, citywide
Unique power-walking marathon. Participants walk through the night wearing decorated bras raising money for breast cancer. See www.walkthewalk.org
24 June – International Kendo Enbu Taikai, Centre for Sport and Exercise at the Pleasance
Japanese sword arts: Kendo, Iaido and Jodo are combined with cultural events. See www.kendo.org.uk
24-25 June – Meadowbank International Cycling Grand Prix of Edinburgh, Meadowbank Velodrome
Top world sprinters take on Britain’s top riders.
27 June – Scotland v Pakistan one day international cricket, Citylets Grange
Scotland’s first official one day international fixture since winning the 2005 ICC Trophy and securing a world ranking of 12th. Visit www.cricketscotland.com
For information relating to any of the events or the FutureSport programme call 0131 529 7993 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org