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Three events celebrating sports are taking place at Maidstone Museum during November.

Three events celebrating sports are taking place at Maidstone Museum during November.

The first is a fantastic family fun day on Saturday 9 November ‘Putting the all in Football’ from 10am to 3.30pm.

This great fun filled day will have a football trail to follow around the Museum with a badge prize when it has been completed. Children will also be able to create a t-shirt in their favourite football club strip for £4 and win a prize for their ball skills. Players from Maidstone United Academy will also be showing off their footballing skills and encouraging youngsters to try out keepy uppies to win a prize.

As a family, take a mile hike around the Museum and Brenchley Gardens for the Family Mile. Milestone rewards can be gained by registering and logging miles online which can then be redeemed for wristbands.

The second is Sporting Memories Day on Friday 15 November, 10.30am to 1pm, encouraging people to remember and record their sporting memories, which will be played out in the museum in years to come.
Did you coach, manage or play with a local team? Have you been a fan of Maidstone’s cricket and football teams and watched them play over the years? Tell your stories and bring along any memorabilia to try and bring the past to life.

The Making Maidstone More Active team will also be coming along, asking people to complete a survey which will help shape the future of leisure services for years to come.

The third is Museum Lates, ‘Kent: A Cradle of World Sport’ on Thursday 28 November from 6.30pm, when the curator of the exhibition Maidstone: United in Football will be giving a fascinating talk on Kent’s uniquely important role in the development of sport.  This event is for 0ver-18’s and includes a drink in the ticket price.

Paul Harper, Chair of the Economic Regeneration and Leisure Committee at Maidstone Borough Council said:

"These events really complement the current ‘Maidstone: United in Football’ exhibition, which runs until 18 January 2020. It’s great to see the museum celebrating our rich sporting heritage.  ‘Putting the all in football’ will help get the whole family moving around the museum and keep the kids entertained, it looks set to be a lot of fun.

“The Sporting Memories Day is a wonderful way to keep the past alive and make sure those precious items and memories will live on into the future. ‘Kent: A Cradle of World Sport’ is sure to be a really interesting evening, explaining how Kent has played a key role in developing sport for the whole of the UK.”

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