In Pictures: The Community Commonwealth Games

Assault course in inflatable balls

Thank you to everyone who came along to the Community Commonwealth Games on Saturday 14th.

Here’s a selection of photos from the day, courtesy of JLC Photography Ltd – click the image to go big and see the description.

There’s still a few days left to take part, so take a look at our What’s On section.

What’s On – Saturday 14th June 2014

Table Tennis bats in a garage

Today sees the start of Somersham 2014 Carnival, with its Commonwealth Theme.

Community Commonwealth Games

Table Tennis bats in a garage
Dust off those table tennis bats and get playing! Photo: Martin Thomas via CreativeCommons.

Starting at 12 noon and finishing at approximately 5pm, at Victory Hall and Norwood Playing Field, will be a range of taster sports for all to come and try.

You can try a sport for just £1, or you can take part all day for just £2.50. There’s also discounts for families. Under 12s must be accompanied by an adult.

Here’s a sample of the sports that will be on offer:

  • Table Tennis
  • Croquet
  • Mixed Netball
  • BMX and Skatepark Skills
  • Street Dancing
  • Freestyle and Rock’n’ Roll Dancing
  • Wheelchair Challenges
  • Badminton
  • Family Rounders
  • Curling
  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Fun Run/Relays
  • Street Snooker
  • Caber Tossing

and more, including Fun Splash at Whitehall Swimming Pool (for those who book in advance – Somersham 840966).

If you’re worried that you’ll forget the start time, don’t fear – we have a Highland twist that will help you remember – The Lone Piper is joining us, who will open our Community Commonwealth Games at 12 noon.

As with all outdoor things, there’s an element of ‘weather permitting’ for some of these sporting activities.

Carnival Quiz

Question Mark Box. Photo: Raymond Bryson via CreativeCommons.
Question Mark Box. Photo: Raymond Bryson via CreativeCommons.

And for those brainboxes amongst us, you and up to 5 team mates can take part in the Carnival Quiz at Victory Hall from 7:30pm. Quiz master Geoff Norman will be testing your knowledge across a wide range of subjects.

If you don’t yet have tickets, you can reserve them on Somersham 840034. You can bring your own drinks and food.

The evening will also see the presentation of the Marjorie McGee Trophy.

 

Try something new with Community Sports on 14th June

Shuttlecock

Shuttlecock
Shuttlecock. Photo: Deee’Lite via CreativeCommons.

Following last year’s success of Community Sports, we’re repeating the taster sports sessions on Saturday 14th June, from 12 noon at Victory Hall and Norwood Playing Field, Somersham.

If you’ve ever fancied trying table tennis, croquet, mixed netball, BMX and skatepark skills, street dancing, freestyle and Rock n Roll, wheelchair challenges, badminton, family rounders, curling, ballroom dancing, fun runs/relays, street snooker, or more… then you’re in luck!

There’s even a Fun Splash session at Whitehall Swimming Pool (call Somersham 840966 to book).

This is a great chance for you to try out a new sporting curiosity – at just £1 per sport (or a bargain £2.50 for a day ticket to access all the sports). There’s also a discount for families. Under 12s must be accompanied by an adult. All sports will be finished by approximately 5pm.

And to give that nod to Commonwealth, Somersham Fun Highland Games will also take place from 12 noon, with The Lone Piper to help you get into the sporting mood.

So, put your sports shorts on (or kilt!), dust off those trusty trainers, and try something new!

You can download our Community Commonwealth Sports flyer (PDF/1.06Mb), with details of exactly what’s on, and when!

For the the full list of events during Somersham Carnival 2014, check out the ‘What’s On?’ section.

 

Community Games and Activities at this year’s Somersham Carnival


The first of this year’s Carnival events has been announced, giving you the chance to have a go at beach games at Somersham Nature Reserve.

On Saturday 15th June, DASH sports coaches and volunteers will be organising beach games suitable for all ages including Volleyball, Rounders, Ultimate Frisbee, Cricket, Frisbee Golf, and Tchoukball, alongside a Swingball tournament and Fishing Line Cast competition.

The event will also include the more gentler games of hoops, bat and ball, beanbags and other games for all ages.

The event begins at 12 noon and runs until 5pm at the Dog Field behind Somersham Lake. It’s free entry for all. A BBQ will be available from 12 noon, and cold drinks and refreshments will also be available. There will also be a raffle.

Events for little-ones

Wildplay – wild-life discovery sessions will be available at the Nature Reserve for young children. These are being arranged by the Children’s Centre – please book places with Rachel and Louise on 01487 840225.

Events for dogs

The hounds of Somersham won’t be missing out either as they also get their own games – including a Flyball competition, a Dog Agility Course, and Obedience Training. There will also be a dog walk organised by Big Walkies.

So, whoever you are – come and join your fellow Somersham residents for an afternoon of outdoor fun activities. Don’t forget to bring your own deck chairs, blankets, suncream, sun hats and trainers!

Access to The Dog Field behind Somersham Lake for wheelchair and pushchair users can be found via Springfield Road and Station Approach (subject to ground conditions).