Wychavon Parish Games

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The History of the Games

The Parish Games, organised by Wychavon Sport, were started in 1978 and have been going from strength to strength ever since, with a number of new Events added. 

 

Initially, the Games were funded by the District Council but more recently we have had to be self-funding with no financial support whatsoever. However, this year we have been lucky enough to attract Sponsorship from fifteen local companies and also financial assistance from Severn Trent.

 

The Games are entered by Parishes or, in the case of Towns, Electoral Wards within Wychavon and participants must live within the Parish/Ward they are representing.

 

There are 2 types of Event: 

One-Day Events:  Angling; Bell Boating; Bowls; Cross Country; Men’s Five-a-Side; Petanque; Ladies’ Rounders; Junior Table Tennis; and Senior Table Tennis:

Knock-Out Events:  Crib; Ladies’ Darts; Men’s Darts; Dominoes; Pool; and Skittles: 

The One-Day Events usually start around Midsummer’s Day with the Bell Boating and finish in early October with the two Table Tennis Events. 

 

The Knock-Out Events start in August and continue to a final, which is held in October or early November. 

In a typical year:
  • 15 Events are organised;
  • Over a 4 month period from June through to October;
  • 35 Parishes enter; and
  • Over 1000 participants compete:

 

Trophies, many of which have been in existence since the start of the Games, are awarded to the Winners and Runners Up in each Event, with the much-coveted Silver Salver being awarded to the overall Winners. There are also a number of other Trophies awarded. These are presented at a Presentation Evening held in late November and hosted by the previous year’s overall Winner.