Camping at the Games is delighted to announce the first 3 sports clubs on board to provide temporary campsites during the Olympic and Paralympic games – Reading RFC, Blackheath RFC and Wodson Park, all great sites in close proximity to the major Olympic venues!
Each of these three sports clubs has something unique to offer its visitors, so there really is something to suit everybody!
- Reading RFC is based less than 10 miles from Eton Dorney, where the rowing takes place and offers a thriving club house and green space just outside Sonning On Thames, perfect for groups of friends and families
- Wodson Park in Ware, is only an eight mile cycle ride along the Lee Valley Pathway to the Olympic Canoe Slalom and approximately 45 minutes by train to all the East London venues; it also boasts incredible facilities for sports enthusiasts and families.
- Blackheath RFC, one of the country’s oldest rugby clubs is based at the heart of the Games, and is a great spot for anybody looking to soak up the Olympic fever.
Craig Hunter, chairman of Reading Rugby Club, is delighted to be part of the project; “We’re not a big premiership club with big sponsors or big money coming in from the gate and so most of our rugby club development and funds come from our own members, some sponsorship and lots of fundraising. This is a great opportunity for raising funds for us to put straight back into developing rugby within our community. It will also be a great way to raise our profile in the community and in the wider world, which will hopefully encourage more membership and potentially sponsorship too. Lastly, it will just be great fun to get the whole club involved in such a huge sporting event, Holme Park has a fantastic atmosphere and we are keen to share it with our visitors!”
Bookings at these sites has now opened for those who have pre registered, and we will be announcing a further 3 sites in the coming weeks. If you haven’t already registered you can do so here and we will send you details on how to book – it couldn’t be easier!