The first ever Planet Earth Games got off to a successful launch with over 300 people taking part in a range of activities at Flowerpot Playing Fields, Exeter. On a gloriously sunny day on Saturday 6 July, participants took part in girls' football, girls' rugby, plogging, paddle boarding, canoeing, raft-building, skateboarding, scootering, BMX, group cycling and trail walking.
The Games environmental commitments over no avoidable single use plastic, leaving no trace, using recycled materials and being at the forefront of sustainability in sports were full adhered to, with sackfuls of rubbish collected from wider Exeter by the plogging teams.
CEO Chris Broadbent said: "The Planet Earth Games are now a reality, there is a been a lot of hard work gone into this year. But now we have delivered a world-first in sustainable sport. In particular, I would like to say a huge thank you to all the volunteers who gave so much to ensure the inaugural Games were such a success and did so with a huge smile too."