Wombourne Community Games
Friday and Saturday 13th and 14th July saw the Wombourne Games take place, attracting over 500 people.
Opened by the MP for South Staffordshire, Gavin Williamson, who himself contested the long jump, the Games included traditional sports such as athletics, football, netball, bowls, table tennis and swimming. Participants’ ages ranged from 1 -90, and medal winners from 3-72 – the table tennis final was contested by two gentlemen each over 70 years old!
For those wanting something other than sport, there was patchwork quilting, the Great Wombourne Bake Off, flower arranging, cake decorating, computer games and much more.
The event was a showcase for other activities such as martial arts, fitness, dance and the Arts – there was a fantastic Wombourne’s Got Talent competition which took place throughout the entire day on the event stage - as well as entertainment.
The day was even graced with the presence of celebrities such as Wolves star Steve Bull and Olympic Torch bearers Lyndon Flavell and Andy Steel. The race for autograph and photos was on! As if this was not enough, Antics, Finalists in the TV show “Got to Dance”, appeared for a performance too.
To complete the fantastic family day the rock choir Fusion which had around 100 members singing sang songs such as Viva La Vida and We are the Champions with the audience singing and taking part!
Finally, to close the games, the sky was lit up with a fantastic array of fireworks, which produced a symphony of noise, colour and light. The day was memorable, fun and brought the community together. As one spectator summed it up... “So many people, so many smiles, a community that has a real sense of pride”.