• 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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The theme for 2020 is...

A portrait image showing that the theme for 2020 is '75 Years of Great Britain - Celebrating 75 Years since VE day', with lots of iconic images of a Spitfire plane, the NHS logo, Big Ben, a red Post Box, Fish and Chips, the Union Flag and more.


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.

Prince and Princess

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


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

Sports Day

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

Pub Quizzes

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

Doddington Disco!

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

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.

Scarecrow Competition

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

Live Music

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

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!

We're Recruiting

Come help us make next year EVEN BETTER!

We know we can make 2020 a great year - why not join us and make sure it is!

It doesn't matter what you're able to offer - we'd love to have you.

Just get in touch.
We'll do the rest.



Souvenir T-Shirts!

We've teamed up with Sewlo Embroidery (Doddington) to bring you the chance of having your very own Souvenir Carnival & Sports Day T-Shirts!

Children and Adult sizes available!

Choose from 2018 or 2019 results!


  • Only available via the Doddington Village Sports and Carnival website.
  • Online payments only.
  • Pay by credit/debit card or Paypal (account not required).
  • Your t-shirt(s) will be printed and sent to you, once printed.
  • £2.00 from each t-shirt goes directly to the Doddington Village Sports and Carnival.
  • 2019 t-shirt designs cannot be made until the Results for 2019 races are final.




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The Blog

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Details and information from deep inside the Carnival Committee.



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.


The Results

2019 Carnival and Sports Day Results

Fancy Dress

The Oakey Family Cup

Winner: Tommy Edgoose

Runner up: Isabel Clarke
(Coral Reef)

The Edwards Cup

Winner: Mason Adams
(Statue of Liberty)

Runners up: Lola Brooks

Adult Fancy Dress

Winner: Liz Brooks
(Jelly Fish)

Runner up: Dan Laver
(French man)

Carnival Parade

Fred Harrison Senior Float Winner

Ladies That Lunch

Fred Harrison Senior Float Runner-up

Doddington F.C.

Fred Harrison Junior Float Winner

Doddington Girl Guiding
(Guiding Around The World)

Fred Harrison Junior Float Runner Up

Lionel Walden School

Visitor's Cup

Fenland Shotokan Karate

The Shepherd Transport Shield

Joint Winners: Goldstar (Paul Hutchcraft)
& Goldstar (Danny Whitmore)

Joint Runners up: WH Betts (Jonathan Betts)
& Barwells (Mark Chadfield)

Sports Races

The Archer Shield
(under 4's)

Winner: Florence Miles

Runner up: Lucinda Coulson

The Chairmans Cup
(under 4's)

Winner: Callan Underwood

Runner up: Dacre Petit

The Kitson Cup
(4-5 years)

Winner: Annabelle Brooks

Runner up: Willow Middlemass

The Johnson Cup
(4-5 years)

Winner: Oscar Middlemass

Runners up: Jack Turl, Oscar Johnson & Hayden Wood

The Copalder Cup
(6-7 years)

Winner: Maggie Slade-Stollery

Runner up: Lola Brooks

The Interfarm Cup
(6-7 years)

Winner: Tyler Johnson

Runner up: Luke Royston & Oliver Rigby

The Diana Bays Cup
(8-9 years)

Winner: Emily Richmond

Runner up: Isabelle Slade-Stollery

The Cutteridge Cup
(8-9 years)

Winner: Hayden Turl

Runners up: Harrison Hornsby & Mason Adams

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

Winner: Ellie Laver

Runners up: Erica Richmond & Phoebe Hart

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

Winner: Cillian Broderick

Runner up: Louis Canham

The John Tibbett Cup
(12-13 years)

Joint Winners: Lily Dickman & Kira Robinson

Runner up: Paulina Starzak

The Burmah Castrol Cup
(12-13 years)

Winner: Logan Mills

Runners up: Miles Whittaker & Israel Kamara

The Boyden Family Cup
(14-16 years)

Winner: Abbie Stocker


The John Bays Cup
(14-16 years)

Winner: Andrew Gillespie

Runner up: Caleb Haze

The Ace Communication Cup
(11 & under marathon)

Winner: Erica Richmond

Runner up: Ellie Laver

The Karl Allen Memorial Shield
(11 & under marathon)

Winner: Charlie Eggleton

Runner up: Owen Weare

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

Winner: Kira Robinson


The Kilby Family Shield
(12-16 years marathon)

Winner: Miles Whittaker


The Holland Family Shield
(Mums race)

Winner: Twanette Richmond

Runner up: Angela Williams

The Moye Family Shield
(Dads race)

Winner: Jason Shepherd

Runner up: Dave Weare

The Curtis Family Shield

Winner: Abbie Stocker

Get Involved!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Can you can help us make any of our events even better?

Already this year, we've been approached by various companies offering their time or resources, in exchange for a little advertising to the locals, and wanted to extend this out to everyone.

Is there something you can lend, give or discount that could make even a small part of the next big event ever bigger and even better?

Our regular events throughout the year, are:

  • April - Family Disco (incl Prince and Princess Selection)
  • June - Scarecrow competition
  • July - Carnival and Sports Day
  • September - Family Disco, and Presentation Evening
  • December - Santa Run
...in addition to other fund raisers like
  • Doddington Disco (Adults only)
  • Pub Quiz
  • Race Night with a Twist

If you think you can help us, in any small way, give us a call on 07974 262210 and we would be more than happy to work it out with you.



2020 Diary Dates


    Hear what they say!

    Here's a small selection of the feedback that we've received over the past few years, from Santa Runs and Discos through to the Carnival and Sports Days.

    Emma Porter

    December 2018

    Thanks to all of those that have made the Santa run possible your hard work is appreciated x

    S A Barnard-Taylor, Lionel Walden

    July 2018

    [We] would like to thank [the Committee] for all your hard workin organising another fantastic Sports and Carnival Day.

    Rob Leonard, The Three Tuns

    July 2018

    Tina and myself would like to say a big well done to everyone that was involved carnival, it was a brilliant day and was well supported this year and the best carnival parade to date.

    Rhona Edgoose, Greenvale

    July 2018

    We had a great day. It was lovely to be part of such a well organised and well supported event!

    Ruth Hufton

    July 2018

    The Carnival Committee have done it again, brilliant parade... So proud of Doddington and so proud to live here.

    Julie Green

    July 2018

    Well done to all. Our first carnival and certainly won't be our last. Brilliant

    Ann Southon

    July 2018

    Well done doddington the best parade for miles around and it just shows how much work goes into making doddington the bext

    Gareth Wells

    December 2017

    Well done guys, amazing job! ALL streets covered too!! Just goes to show it can be done!

    Jenny Ballantyne

    December 2017

    Thank you to Santa and everyone else who visited [us] tonight. You made it a truly magical experience. Our two have not stopped talking about how did Santa know so much!

    Justina Hayhow

    December 2017

    You all must be so cold, but thank you so much, eventually lol kaiden loved it xx

    Rebecca Meredith

    December 2017

    Wonderful santa run thank you to all involved who help santa come to Doddington for a weekend every year, especially in this freezing weather!! We have one very happy six year old :-)

    Pat Alderton

    December 2017

    Look forward every year,but especially this year can't wait to see Madison, Dylan and Tyreece's faces

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    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


      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


      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


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