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Aberdeen’s Golden Games postponed


A popular Granite City sporting festival for older adults, due to celebrate its 10th successful year, has announced it will be postponed to ensure the safety of participants, staff and volunteers.

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, the Golden Games ambassadors and steering group members have taken the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 event, which was due to take place from 3 – 12 June. 

The free sporting festival, delivered by a range of citywide partners, takes pace each June across Aberdeen and offers older adults the chance to take part in a wide range of activities from sports, dance and exercise sessions to walking and aquatics activities.

On behalf of the Golden Games steering group, Sport Aberdeen Healthy Communities Manager Andrinne Craig said: 

“The wellbeing of participants, ambassadors, instructors, coaches and volunteers is paramount, and with so much uncertainty at this time, we felt it best to take this decision. 

“On behalf of everyone who works incredibly hard to bring this brilliant event to the city each year I would like to thank our participants and volunteers for the continued support, and we look forward to celebrating 10 years of the Golden Games in due course.

“Now more than ever before it is important to look after our physical and mental wellbeing and we would encourage all of our participants to remain active where possible. We are supporting our local community through online fitness routines and ongoing engagement through Spot Aberdeen’s Healthy Communities team.”

Please check the Sport Aberdeen website and Golden Games social media channels for information, updates and ways for you to remain active whilst staying safe at home.

Partners are hopeful that the event will be held later in the year and will release further details as soon as possible.