West Norfolk Community Event of the Year The Downham Games is in its 6th year and is to be held on the 11th June 2017 at the Memorial Fields in Downham Market.
As June is ‘This Girl Can’ month in Norfolk, event organiser Frances Rayner saw an opportunity to introduce the theme to this year’s event. The ‘This Girl Can’ initiative is a Sport England funded national scheme to increase female participation in physical activity.
The Downham Games is still for everyone – however organisers really want to encourage as many women and girls to come along and try as many activities as they can. The special ‘This Girl Can’ feature will be supported by Downham Jazzercise and will include two half-hour fitness sessions at 10.30am and 1pm.
“We hope the great music and moves put on by Hilary Mayes and her team will really rock the Memorial fields and show the community that in Downham Market ‘This Girl Can’.” said Frances.
Other sports and activities at the Games will include archery, cycling, tennis, cricket, football, nerf gun wars and the traditional athletics competition to name a few.
More activities are being organised and we encourage anyone who wants to find out more to ‘like’ ‘The Downham Games’ Facebook page where information is being updated regularly.
The athletics events will include the 100m, 400m, shot putt, javelin, standing high jump and standing long jump. Competition is open to anyone 8 years and over. Meanwhile mini athletes (7 yrs and under) will have the opportunity to participate in all six activities.
Trophies this year will be presented on the day to all winners. There is a small charge of £1 per child and £2 per adult to take part in the Athletics Competition and everyone gets a participation medal.
Organisers wanted to particularly express their thanks to West Norfolk Community Sports, Alive Sports Development, Downham Market Town Council, Arbuckles and Downham Tandoori who have all been very generous in their support this year.