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GSF 2018

Celebrating sport

The Trust’s theme this year was ‘Green Planet: Protecting Our World’.

The Griffin Sports Festival 2018 took place from the 26th – 28th September, and explored the theme ‘Green Planet: Protecting Our World’.

For some sports it is clear how our planet is impacted but for others, the damage to our natural environment is not so apparent. From the transport of teams and spectators to the amount of rubbish generated at sports events, we must acknowledge how we are harming our world.

If you look back at the history of the Modern Olympic Games it is evident that sustainability has not always been a priority.

However, from 1994 potential host cities have had to demonstrate their commitment to a ‘Green Games’. The environment was recognised as the third pillar of Olympism, alongside sport and culture. The International Olympic Committee’s Sport and Environment Commission was formed the following year.

Special Guests

Nathan Douglas, a British triple jumper who has represented Team GB at numerous international sporting events including the Olympics, the Commonwealth Games and the European Championships. He set his personal best of 17.64m in 2005 and went on to win a silver medal at both the European Championships in Sweden in 2006 and the European Indoor Championships in Birmingham in 2007.



Images from the 2018 sports festival

Every endeavour pursued with passion produces a successful outcome, regardless of the result. For it is not about winning or losing – rather, the effort put forth in producing the outcome

Matthew SyedTable tennis player