about the Greenwich Village 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.
The Games are held on the first weekend of December in each Olympic Games year. The musical Revue Performance is held on Saturday evening and all members of the public are welcome to bring a blanket and enjoy the show.
get involved with your local community
Entry is open to those with a strong relationship with the Greenwich community, and new participants are warmly welcomed i.e. any person who works, resides, attends school, church or social/sporting activities in Greenwich/Northwood and their immediate family and partners, and any previous participant in the Games regardless of their present residence or workplace.
history of the Games
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 for something to do 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.