The Sports Division will host the first set of the 2013 village-based District Sports Festivals on Sunday, June 23rd from 12 Noon at three venues on island.
The villages of the South East are expected to converge at the Fond Tomah Playing Field in Delices where competition is expected to take place in cricket, football, rounders, volleyball, basketball, netball and track.
Whilst at the Benjamin’s Park in Portsmouth, the communities in the North will participate in the Northern District Sports Festival.
The communities of the West will meet at the St. Joseph Playing Field to compete in the field events i.e. cricket, football, rounders and track; the court events will take place the following Sunday (30th June) at the St. Joseph hard court.
The District Sports Festival is part of the Sports Division’s community sports programme and is an initiative which seeks to introduce or reactive sports committees, encourage recreation for fun and laughter and to encourage cross generational physical activities.
It is hoped that these festivals will once more heighten the interest of sports participation at the community level which will result in greater national participation.
The top village in each district will meet in the grand final later in the year where the coveted award of “Best Sporting Village of the Year” will be up for grabs.
The Sports Division encourages villagers to contact their sports committees or sports officers if they are interested in representing their communities in any of the sporting disciplines.