Thousands tackle Children’s Day at home of Leeds Rhinos

British and national gymnasts from Gymmagic Gymnastics, Pudsey, at Children's Day.
British and national gymnasts from Gymmagic Gymnastics, Pudsey, at Children's Day.
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THOUSANDS of youngsters descended on Headingley Carnegie Stadium to take part in a jam-packed day of family-friendly activities.

The free Children’s Day on Sunday, July 27, offered families the chance to try out a range of activities including martial arts, badminton, wheelchair rugby, handball, hockey and archery.

Sports fans could also watch local rugby, football and cricket clubs battling it out in a hotly-contested tournament.

The popular annual event also saw local musicians perform to the crowds, and mini detectives had the chance to experience a mocked-up crime scene, which was set up by West Yorkshire Police.

Jamie Allen, Leeds Rugby Foundation’s communications manager, said: “It’s been a great event. The full Leeds Rhinos squad turned up and signed autographs and joined in with the activities.

“Brian McDermott also presented the winning rugby team with their trophy.

“But the highlight for me was seeing so many kids and families enjoying the day. Parents, grandparents, kids and grandkids were all here, so it is just a great event for the whole family.”

The event, in partnership with Yorkshire Cricket Foundation and Leeds United Foundation, saw over 6,000 people from all over Yorkshire attend last year.

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