Games celebrate recovery success

The date is set for the 2019 Recovery Games in Doncaster to celebrate the achievements of people in recovery from drug and alcohol problems.

The event attracts hundreds of people from across the country to take part in a day of healthy gladiator style games and obstacle courses on Friday August 16 at Hatfield Activity Centre, Old Thorne Road, Hatfield, DN7 6EQ.

Entry is free and the action takes place between10am and 4.30pm. Teams from within the recovery community will compete together in a range of sporty inflatable games on the ground and in the water. The general public is welcome to come along and watch the games and join the spectacular festival of colour and many other activities.

Neil Firbank, Aspire Senior Day Programme Lead, said: “The Recovery Games symbolise that recovery does and can happen with the right support. Those taking part are on their own journey of recovery and once a year they join in and have fun with others who are also experiencing the recovery process.”

The Recovery Games is held by Aspire Drug and Alcohol Service which is run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with registered charity The Drug & Alcohol Service (ADS).

Stuart Green, Service Manager for Aspire, said: “This is a real opportunity for communities to connect and join in building important relationships not only at the event but with peers within their teams. We are hoping this year to make it bigger better and louder.”

ADS Chief Executive Tim Young, said: “Registrations are open for teams of people from within the recovery community with ‘lived experience’ or who work, volunteer or mentor in the drug and alcohol area. Once again we hope that local people will come along and show their support.”

To register a team go to

The Recovery Games is made possible by fundraising and donations. If you would like support the Games please visit

If you or someone you know is experiencing drug or alcohol issues and want to talk to someone in confidence please visit, or ring 01302 730956.

Recovery Games Festival of Colour
Recovery Games Festival of Colour