Loved the Rio Games? All fired up for the Greenwich Games?
Team Captains are now taking preferences for Greenwich Games events. Feel like underdog Kyle Chambers who did OK in his school’s swimming carnival but struck gold in Rio? Can you strike gold at the Lane Cove Aquatic Centre? Running or “Bolt”ing? Have walking talent like Jared Tallent? Reckon you can beat the Boomers in a Basketball Shootout? Are you an all-round multi-talented athlete of Greenwich like the modern pentathlon’s Chloe Esposito? Is Kitty Chiller any match for GVG’s Sandy Calder? You’ll never know unless you’re in the Greenwich Games!
Every 4 years, the Greenwich community in Sydney get together for their own version of the Olympic Games, involving a series of sporting, skill and theatrical contests. These are called the Greenwich Village Games (GVG). There are 8 competing teams with ages ranging from 2 to 100. In 2016, the event will be held on the weekend of Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th December. The events calendar has just been released – when is your favourite event on?
The Greenwich Village Games was conceived through the vision of one man, a local resident, Tom Lawson. It was Australia’s bicentennial year and the community were searching to do something to commemorate and celebrate this milestone. Tom, originally from Scotland, was inspired by the Pentathlon in the Scottish Highlands. Eight teams were formed and named, loosely around resident’s professions; ages and genders were mixed; and a variety of sporting disciplines endorsed.
20% of greenwich has already registered, have you?
Entry is open to those with a strong relationship with the Greenwich community, and new participants are warmly welcomed. Online registrations opened on 1 May, see details on how to register here. Some teams are near to being full, so best to register asap.