The Sporting Heritage Community Grant enabled us to run our most successful in-house CrossFit ISCA competition ever on Sept 30.
In celebrating this year’s National Sporting Heritage Day (NSHD) theme of Community in Sport, we all agreed to pick teams at random meaning everyone got the opportunity to meet and workout with new people, and it also gave others who usually train by themselves a chance to compete as part of a team for the first time.
We brought people together that may not normally cross paths, ensuring there was a mix of all abilities. It was amazing to watch those with less experience gain confidence, helping them develop their technique with support throughout. Stepping outside of comfort zones is hard, and everyone very much did that with the huge support of those around them.
The Sporting Heritage grant enabled us to capture the pure essence of community and bring everyone together. We had members who would never dream of competing, loving it and regular competitors helping those new to the sport. The CrossFit event on NSHD also happened to be ISCA’s first birthday, and offered us the perfect opportunity to share the story of our gym, sport and CrossFit family, and what a fantastic way to celebrate and bring everyone together.
It so nearly didn’t happen though, with a flood in the gym a week before our event putting the competition at risk. Thankfully with the generous support of our community, everyone pulled together to get the gym ready and helped make the day a great success.
Community is at the core of CrossFit ISCA and we will forever be grateful to Sporting Heritage for helping us celebrate that with everyone.