West Norfolk villages to get their own ‘Olympics’

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Communities across West Norfolk have been urged to start organising their teams ahead of this summer’s Village Games.

The event will take place at Lynnsport on Sunday, June 29, and organisers say now is the time for villages to bring their communities together and take part.

Roger Partridge, who organises the event for West Norfolk Council, said: “It’s like West Norfolk’s very own village Olympics and great fun.

“There are events in a whole range of activities and it’s a chance to build up a bit of community spirit.”

He added: “Villages may bring established teams but many raise teams from scratch and people are prepared to have a go for the village cause.”

Communities are divided into two categories for small and medium villages and compete in a host of sports including five-a-side football, mini-soccer, netball, rounders, table tennis, indoor bowls and badminton.

Docking will attempt to win the small village category for the tenth successive year, while Terrington St Clement is defending the medium village title.

Iain Kissock, the village sport co-ordinator for Docking, said: “The key has been good planning with the workload shared between team captains.

“We always try to enter as many events as we can which then involves as many village residents as possible.”

Entries close on May 30. For more information, phone 01553 818017 or go online to www.intervillagegames.co.uk.