• 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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Prince and Princess

The boys and girls of the village get selected and become the Prince and Princess.

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Carnival

Join us for a fantastic show of carnival floats and parade around the streets of Doddington!

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Sports Day

Races for children of all ages with medals and trophies to win! Also bouncy castles, food and a whole lot more!

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Pub Quizzes

Think you're good at general knowledge? What to help raise money for the village AND win money and kudos yourself?

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Doddington Disco!

Remember the days of Doddington Disco? Leave the kids at home and come and have some disco fun!

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The Santa Run!

Each Christmas, we bring Santa out to each and every corner of the village to see the children, with music and fun.

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Scarecrow Competition

Every year, theme-based scarecrows are very competitive and lots of fun to find around the village.

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Live Music

Live music always helps and local bands, groups and artists have a platform and audience to play to.

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Fancy Dress

Fancy Dress is very much encouraged at our events, for young and old, and there are prizes for them too!

 

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

Theme

The theme for 2018 is...

An landscape image showing that the theme for 2018 is 'BEST OF BRITISH', with lots of iconic British items, such as a Red Post Box, a Red Telephone Box, a Beefeater Guard, Fish and Chips, a double-decker bus, a Spitfire and more.

Click here to download the A4 poster

Just to say...

THANK YOU!

The entire Doddington Village Sports and Carnival Committee would like to thank everyone for attending the various events of the day, but also to those that took part in the Scarecrow Competition, the Fancy Dress, the Carnival floats and the Sports Day afternoon.

Honestly, we've had some fantastic feedback about the day, particularly about the Carnival Floats this year, and wanted everyone to know that Carnival Day really is a community effort.

Floats don't build themselves, and races don't run themselves. We know that.


We only organise the day.

YOU MAKE IT THE DAY IT IS!


Thank you.

The Results

2018 Carnival and Sports Day Results

Fancy Dress

The Oakey Family Cup

Winner: Roman Barker
(Spitfire)

Runner up: Thomas Royston
(Mad Hatter)

The Edwards Cup

Winner: Romy Barker-Neugebauer
(Britain in Bloom)

Runners up: Erin Bailey, Flynn Bailey & Charlotte Self
(Queen & Queen's Guards)

Adult Fancy Dress

Winner: Tara Fiveash
(Cake stand)

Runner up: Liz Brooks
(Mad Hatter)


Carnival Parade

Fred Harrison Junior Float Runner Up

Lionel Walden School
(Britain in Bloom)

Fred Harrison Junior Float Winner

Doddington Girl Guiding
(Garden Party)

Fred Harrison Senior Float Runner-up

Doddington F.C.
(Great British Summer Holiday)

Fred Harrison Senior Float Winner

Ladies That Lunch
(Alice in Wonderland)

Visitor's Cup

Fenland Shotokan Karate
(Britain's Got Talent)

The Shepherd Transport Shield

Winner: Paul Hutchcraft
ALS Transport

Runner up: Mark Chadfield
Barnwells Transport


Sports Races

The Archer Shield
(under 4's)

Winner: Ella Mills

Runner up: Erin Smith

The Chairmans Cup
(under 4's)

Winner: Oscar Johnson

The Kitson Cup
(4-5 years)

Winner: Matilda Hornsby

Runner up: Annabelle Brooks

The Johnson Cup
(4-5 years)

Winner: Laurence Featherstone-Dance

Runner up: Archie Norris

The Copalder Cup
(6-7 years)

Winner: Maggie Slade Stollery

Runner up: Lola Brooks

The Interfarm Cup
(6-7 years)

Winner: Aiden Norris

Runner ups: Oliver Rigby, Tyler Parling & Zanda Wilson

The Diana Bays Cup
(8-9 years)

Winner: Isabelle Slade Stollery

Runner up: Ella Dhillon

The Cutteridge Cup
(8-9 years)

Winner: Jack Rigby

Runner up: Kieran Rush

The David & Susan Fountain Cup
(10-11 years)

Winner: Izzy Moye

Runner up: Hetti Featherstone-Dance

The E.Mason & Son Cup
(10-11 years)

Winner: Sid Dawson

Runner up: Edward Cutteridge

The John Tibbett Cup
(12-13 years)

Winner: Billie Fivash

Runner up: Isabella Betts

The Burmah Castrol Cup
(12-13 years)

Winners:
Logan Mills
& Israel Kamara

The Boyden Family Cup
(14-16 years)

Winner: Abbie Stocker

Runner up: Aaliyah Parling

The John Bays Cup
(14-16 years)

Winner: Harvey Eggleton

Runner up: Jack Richmod
& Charlie Alger

The Ace Communication Cup
(11 & under marathon)


(No entries this year)


The Karl Allen Memorial Shield
(11 & under marathon)

(No entries this year)

The Cambs Times Challenge Trophy
(12-16 years marathon)

(No entries this year)

The Kilby Family Shield
(12-16 years marathon)


(No entries this year)

The Holland Family Shield
(Mums race)

Winner: Nicola Stollery

Runner up: Twanette Richmond

The Moye Family Shield
(Dads race)

Winner: Darren Slade

Runner up: Jay Woods

The Fiveash Family Achievement Shield

Winners: Florence Miles
& Daisy Cooper

The Curtis Family Shield

Winner: Charlie Winn

The Blog

Check out our Blog!

Details and information from deep inside the Carnival Committee.

https://doddingtoncarnival.blogspot.co.uk

Calendar

2018 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

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    • 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

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    • 2016 Doddington Carnival and Sports

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    • 2017 Doddington Village Sports and Carnival

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    • 2018

     

    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

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