• Doddington Village
    Sports and Carnival

  • Excellent floats and
    a fantastic carnival.

  • Absolutely brilliant
    sports day

  • A great family day out.

Doddington, Cambridgeshire, UK.

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About

What's it all about?

Doddington Sports and Carnival take place every summer on the first Saturday in July, in the village of Doddington in Cambridgeshire.

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Carnival

The road through the village closes at 9:30am, allowing a procession of carnival floats through. Reopens at 12:30pm.

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Sports Day

The recreation field plays host to sports day events for children, where medals and trophies are awarded.

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Family fun

From bouncy castles to WW2 tanks and food outlets, the family fun lasts the whole day.

 

The village carnival and sports day are open to all.
Come along and see what a fantastic village Doddington is!

Theme

The theme for 2017 is...

An landscape image showing that the theme for 2017 is COMPUTER GAMES - lots of retro images of iconic computer game characters and logos, such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Mario and Donkey Kong, all alongside FIFA, the SIMS, Halo and Minecraft.

Click here to download the A4 poster

Important information

ROAD CLOSURE

Saturday 1st July 09:30am to 12:30pm

The main road street names that will be closed between 09:30 & 12:30 are:

Primrose Hill
Newgate Street
New Street
High Street
Wimblington Road
Benwick Road

The side road names that will be closed between 09:30 & 12:30 are:

Childs Lane
Manor Estate

The side road names that will be closed between 08:30 & 13:00 are:

Church Lane
Ingles Lane

PLEASE NOTE: During the above hours there will be a signed diversion route for all traffic & only emergency service vehicles will be able to gain access through the road closure.

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused by this closure, however if you have any queries or concerns, please telephone 07810 867287 or email dvsc@mail.com to ensure you receive accurate information & advice.

If you live in Doddington you will have either received a flyer or will do in the next few days with all these details on & much more about the day......so keep a look out & make sure you don't miss anything!

We hope you can join us on Saturday 1st July & hope you have an enjoyable day!

Thank you,

Doddington Village Sport's & Carnival Committee

The Blog

Introducing our new Blog!

Just a glimpse of what goes on within the committee, as well as some of the successes.

https://doddingtoncarnival.blogspot.co.uk

Check it out NOW!

The Scarecrow Competition! Create your scarecrows and display them to win! Helping to raise money for the Doddington Village Sports & Carnival Committee.
Scarecrow Competition Application Form
Click here to download

The application forms can be filled in on-screen and emailed back to doddingtonscarecrow@hotmail.com

Application forms must be completed and returned by Wednesday 21st June. (Full details are on the form.)

Please display your Scarecrow/s from
Noon Sunday 25th June to Noon Sunday 2th July.

Judging will take place during week commencing Monday 26th June.

GOOD LUCK!

Any volunteers?

Want to help?

Over 2,000 people come out to enjoy the Doddington Carnival and Sports Day each year. And it's all run by about 20 people.

Do you fancy helping out?

A few hours, or a few days - we'd love your help.
Come and help us to make the day even better for the children. For the parents. For everyone.

Help us organise an event, big or small.

Help us make, decorate or tidy something.

Help us raise money for the carnival.

Get in touch with any of the Carnival Committee members, or drop us an email on the details below.

Calling all budding photographers!

Best photograph competition


Can you take the best photo of the day?

We're not looking for perfection - we're looking for a great photo that fully depicts the day at it's best. Whether you're taking photos on your mobile phone, snappy-cam or full-blown digital SLR, we want you to get involved.


The Prize

The winner of each category will win a SEASON OF COMPLIMENTARY MEMBERSHIP to the Wimblington Photography Society, from September through to end of November 2017, where the winner(s) will learn to fully use their digital camera and share tips and tricks.

The prizes are courtesy of Wimblington Photography Society, and we thank them for donating this.



The Categories are:

Best photograph

As voted by the public

All submitted photographs will be on display and available to the public to vote on. The photo with the most number of votes, wins!

Best photograph

Technical vote

All submitted photographs will be assessed by Peter James, of the Wimblington Photography Society, and the winner determined from there.

Closing date: 9th July 2017.

Rules and condition of entry

  • Maximum one photograph per entrant.
  • Entries must be submitted by end-of-day of Sunday 9th July 2017.
  • Editing/photoshopping of photographs is not permitted.
  • Competition is open to all ages.
  • Photographers will be fully credited but ownership and all copyrights to the image become that of Doddington Village Sports and Carnival Committee.
  • All submitted images may be used as future publicity material.
  • If the Public Vote and the Technical Vote are the same, the public's second favourite is promoted to winner.
  • The Judge's decision is final.
  • No cash alternative to the prize.

Stall Holders

Call for Stall Holders!

Are you interested in having a stall
at the Sport Field on the 1st July?


Simply download and return an application form.

Individuals, Clubs, Groups & Societies

Download, complete and return this form if the stall for a group, charity, etc.

Download form

Businesses & Corporates

Get in touch with us to see how we can best help with a stall for your business.

Email us

All money raised goes to the Doddington Village Sports & Carnival Committee.

Click here to see how we use your donations.

Please note that we will try our very best to accommate as many groups, clubs, societies, etc. as we possibly can. Forms must be returned along with any necessary payment by 18th June.

Calendar

2017 Diary Dates

    Money

    Your donations

    People have asked as to how our funds are spent, and we would like to make this as clear and open as possible.

    • 100% of the money raised by the Doddington Village Sports and Carnival Committee goes back into the next Carnival and Sports Day.

    • The committee members are all volunteers, and give up their own spare time to help make the next Carnival and Sports Day even more fantastic for the children.

    • We heavily scrutinise each and every expense, such that only what has to be bought by the Carnival, is paid for out of the funds. (In fact, committee members frequently buy lots of the items used in/with the carnival themselves.)

    We're proud of the Carnival and Sports Day, and want you to be sure that your donations are spent carefully.

     

    Our Facebook Page has lots of information in terms of events and other news items. 'Like' the page and get notified of new items.

    Find us online!
    facebook.com/doddingtoncarnivalandsports

    History

    Where it all began

    The Carnival is made up of numerous colourful floats from the groups and organisations and each year the procession is led each by a different band or group.

    But it hasn't always been like that.

    • 1922
    • Whist Club start Sports Day

      July 1922

      Lionel Sedley, the then headmaster of the Village School, joined the Doddington Whist Club. He suggested that the club organise a treat for the local school children in the form of a Sports Day.

    • Inaugural Sports Day

      5th August 1922

      The first ever Sports Day took place, with 35 Races and cash prizes for the winners (1s for first place).

      Races included all the normal running races and also such things as a Potato Race and, for the girls, a Needle Threading Race.

    • 1937
    • British Legion steps in

      July 1937

      In 1937, the Whist Club disbanded and gave their surplus funds to the British Legion on the condition that they continue to organise the Sports Day event.

    • 1966
    • Doddington United FC race on

      July 1966

      Doddington United FC took over the running of the Sports Day event.

    • 1973 Doddington Children's Sports

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    • 1974 Doddington Children's Sports

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    • 1980 Doddington Children's Sports

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    • 1981
    • A Dedicated committee

      1981

      A dedicated committee was created with the sole job of running the Sports Day event.

    • 1981 Doddington Children's Sports

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    • 1982 Doddington Children's Sports

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    • 1983 Doddington Children's Sports

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    • 1984 Doddington Children's Sports

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    • 1986
    • The Carnival is born

      July 1986

      The first Carnival was started and sets an annual tradition in place.

    • 1986 Doddington Children's Sports and Carnival

      View the programme

    • 1995 Doddington Carnival and Sports

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    • 1998 Doddington Carnival and Sports

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    • 1999 Doddington Carnival and Sports Day

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    • 2000 Doddington Carnival and Sports Day

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    • 2001 Doddington Carnival and Sports Day

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    • 2002 Doddington Carnival and Sports Day

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    • 2003 Doddington Carnival and Sports Day

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    • 2004 Doddington Carnival and Sports Day

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    • 2005 Doddington Carnival and Sports Day

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    • 2006 Doddington Carnival and Sports Day

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    • 2007 Doddington Carnival and Sports Day

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    • 2008 Doddington Carnival and Sports Day

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    • 2009 Doddington Carnival and Sports Day

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    • 2010 Doddington Carnival and Sports

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    • 2011
    • Carnival's 25th Anniversary

    • 2011 Doddington Carnival and Sports

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    • 2012
    • Sports Day's 90th Anniversary

    • 2012 Doddington Carnival and Sports

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    • 2013 Doddington Carnival and Sports

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    • 2014 Doddington Carnival and Sports

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    • 2015
    • New Carnival Team

      2015

      The former committee passed the baton onto an entirely new and enthusiastic team of locals, for them to write the next chapter in the history of the Carnival.

    • 2015 Doddington Village Sports and Carnival

      View the programme

    • 2016
    • 2017

     

    Music Licence

    PRS for Music

    PRS for Music licences the use of copyright music across the UK, giving businesses and organisations the legal permission they need to play the music they want.

    These licences ensure that music publishers, songwriters and composers are fairly rewarded with royalties so they can keep making music - and mean that we’re able to support music at events like this.

    For more information about PRS for Music or music licensing, visit www.prsformusic.com or call 0800 068 4828

    Contact

    Say hello!

    If you have photos or memories to share, please get in touch and let us know.

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