For over one year, Image17 have been documenting the amazing sports group in Waltham Forest, one of London’s Olympic Boroughs. These 144 image of 48 groups by 13 photographers form an exhibition which will tour the Borough, from 24 March 2012 until 16 September 2012. 

To coincide with the London2012 Torch Relay, our largest free exhibition opens at Walthamstow Central Library, 21 July – 16 September 2012.

These striking and celebratory images show the breadth of sports available, but also the commitment of staff and volunteers. Sport plays an important role in a community; as well as keeping people fit and active, it brings people together, creating friendships and support networks. The images include archery, athletics, badminton, boccia, bowling, boxing, canoeing, chess, cricket, cycling, diving, fencing, football, golf, gymnastics, handball, hockey, horse riding, ice hockey, ice skating, judo, karate, netball, squash & racket ball, rugby, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, tai chi, volleyball, weightlifting and wrestling.

The exhibition schedule, with different images at each venue, is as follows:

As one of the Olympic boroughs, Waltham Forest Council was keen to embrace this project, and commissioned Image17 to carry out the work following a proposal submitted by Image17 photographer Nicola Tree.

For more information, please contact Nicola Tree.