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Tag rugby added this year in FREE sporting fun and competition


By Pete Woodhouse


The Rural Community Games is now in its third successful year, and organisers are still looking for more villages to sign up.

Tag Rugby is added this year, but the theme stays the same. These events are all totally FREE for the village to come together with friends and neighbours for a bit of sporting fun and competition.

There will be five separate events, any village can enter a team for just one event or all five. At each event there will be a village winner and a runner-up. The winners will receive medals. There is also an overall village competition, so each individual win counts.

West Norfolk badminton (6662420)
West Norfolk badminton (6662420)

The overall winning village will receive an award at the Local Hero Awards at Alive Lynn Corn Exchange in January 2020!

TIMETABLE: MARCH

n ARCHERY – Sunday, March 31 10am–2pm at Alive Lynnsport Barn. Your team will be a maximum of three adults and three children. Juniors 8-15yrs, Adults 16yrs-plus.The session will include a teach-in as well as competition so all abilities can enter.

MAY

n ROUNDERS – Friday, May 10 6pm-9pm at the Memorial Field in Downham.

Adults and juniors can combine to form a team of nine players (minimum of six) comprising a minimum of 5 juniors aged 8-15.

JULY

n TAG RUGBY – Friday, July 5, 6pm–9pm at West Norfolk Rugby Club.

Teams of 7 including a minimum of three juniors aged 8-15 and adults age 16-plus.

SEPTEMBER

n TABLE TENNIS – Friday, September 13, 6pm–9pm at Alive Lynnsport.

Both adults and juniors are invited to enter. Adults must be aged 16-plus and juniors aged 8-15. This is an individual competition and males and females will play each other.

OCTOBER

n BADMINTON Friday, October 11, 6pm-9pm at Terrington St Clement High School.

Adults must be aged 16yrs-plus and juniors 8-15yrs. This is an individual competition and males and females will play against each other.

Tommy Goode, director of business development and joint event organiser said: “We are looking forward to 2019’s Rural Community Games, we would like to thank Mercedes-Benz of King’s Lynn for their continued support throughout the years.

“It’s so easy to get involved, any village in West Norfolk can enter, simply get in touch with us to register and bring your village friends and neighbours to join in with some free sporting fun!”

Village Games sports coordinator Frances Rayner said: “This is the third year that the community games has been in the West Norfolk calendar and it continues to offer a really fun opportunity for our rural villages to compete against each other. It doesn’t matter what age or skill level; this event has something for everyone”.

For more details please visit: http://www.aliveleisure.co.uk/alive-sports-development

To enter and for any questions please contact Alive Leisure on 01553 818015 or email enquiries@aliveleisure.co.uk.



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