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To mark the arrival of the new Oxford Decathlon store, which opens its doors to the public on May 01, the Decathlon team are transforming Bonn Square on Saturday 26 April to host a fantastic Discovery Day which will offer an all-day extravaganza of sports to try, prizes and giveaways to win, and all completely free of charge.
Be sure to head down to Bonn Square between 9am and 5pm on Saturday April 26. Families, sports clubs, schools and other community groups are invited to take part in a number of free sporting activities. A selection of local clubs will be showcasing their sports for you to try, including the Oxfordshire LTA with tennis drills for children to enjoy, Yohann Adam from DW Fitness offering Zumba, Traditional Martial Arts and many more. And if you want to scale new heights, why not tackle the 6.6m climbing wall with coach, Nige Cole to catch a glimpse of the city skyline.
David Reeve, Tennis Development Manager at Oxfordshire LTA comments: “Oxfordshire LTA is delighted to be involved in the Decathlon Discovery Day. It provides us with a fantastic opportunity to showcase how fun and accessible tennis is. It’s a sport for all ages and abilities, so come along to the Discovery Day to pick up a racket and hear how you and your family can get involved in the sport.”
Decathlon’s mission is to make sport accessible to all through the provision of high quality sporting goods at affordable prices. More than 70 sports are catered for from cycling and running to angling and horse riding. Commenting on the Discovery Day, Oxford Store Manager, Michael McHale says: “We’re really looking forward to a full day of sporting fun with the local community. We want to encourage everyone to come down and get involved, discover a new sport or local club, win some prizes and just have a great day out!”
The Decathlon Discovery Day will take place from 9am to 5pm on Saturday April 26 and is free to attend. Don’t miss out, rally your family and friends and visit Bonn Square.
Be sure to sign up for a free Decathlon card offering you exclusive offers, events and sporting rewards. Just visit opening.decathlon.co.uk to find out more.
Opening to the public on 01 May 2014, the new store will occupy 2,000 square metres and will be positioned next to Homebase on Seacourt Tower Retail Park, West Way, Oxford, OX2 0JJ.
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Notes to editor:
The Decathlon store provides affordable sports equipment and apparel to support more than 70 sports, from angling and equestrianism through to rugby and cycling. Our offering caters for all ages and levels of sporting ability.
The first Decathlon store was opened in the UK at Surrey Quays in 1999 and there are now 14 Decathlon stores in the UK.
Decathlon is part of the Oxylane Group, a network of companies dedicated to people who love sport. Decathlon was created in 1976 near Lille, and is the original Oxylane Group brand.
All brands are united behind a common purpose, to create desirability and make the pleasure and benefits of sport accessible to all.
For more information on Decathlon and all the Oxylane Group brands, please visit http://www.decathlon.co.uk/