Liverpool John Moores University took their award winning public engagment team, Face to Face with Sports Science, to support CBBC Live, BBC Learning and BBC North to help children learn about nutrition and exercises in Gateshead. SOKKA was pleased to support LJMU in providing the unique games for the children (and parents) to play.
Over the 3 days of the roadshow, up to 9,000 children and parents came through the Sports Zone with a vast majority eager to try out their football skills on the SOKKA games.
Monica Barclay, LJMU Senior Technical Officer at Sport and Exercise Sciences said; "It was a fantastic weekend and the kids of the north east loved the Sports Zone and really engaged with the activities. SOKKA was a massive hit with the kids with long queues forming throughout the 3 days."
It was also great to see Louis Smith - British gymnast and Olympic silver medalist, and Christine Ohuruogu - British athlete and Olympic silver medalist, have a go on the SOKKA games. Louis commenting, "It's harder than it looks!".