• Doddington Village
    Sports and Carnival

  • Excellent floats and
    a fantastic carnival.

  • Absolutely brilliant
    sports day

  • A great family day out.

Doddington, Cambridgeshire, UK.

(please scroll down)

Theme

The theme for 2019 is...

A portrait image showing that the theme for 2019 is 'Countries of the World', with lots of iconic images of buildings from around the world. such as Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty, all eminating from a picture of the globe, wrapped with a banner saying 'Countries of the World'.

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.

Treble
Prince and Princess

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

Treble
Carnival

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

Treble
Sports Day

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

Treble
Pub Quizzes

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

Treble
Doddington Disco!

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

Treble
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.

Treble
Scarecrow Competition

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

Treble
Live Music

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

Treble
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!

Introducing....

The 2019 Carnival
Prince and Princess

Kieran Rush and Dani Buxton

Thank you to everyone that came to the Family Disco, and well done to the new Doddington Village Sports and Carnival Prince and Princess!

Also, a big thank you to Team Carnival that helped to decorate the Village Hall, setting equipment up and getting everything ready.

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

Theme: Countries of the World

Application Forms: COMING SOON!

(All details on how to return your application will be on the form)

Want to be kept informed
about the Scarecrow Competition?

Add your email address to the Scarecrow mailing list!

We won't spam you, or pester you to enter,
but we will try to keep you posted about what's going on and when.

And if you choose to enter a Scarecrow into the competition, then great!

(You can easily remove yourself at anytime, and then the emails will stop.)



Stay in Touch

The Newsletter

Whether you live in the Village of Doddington, Cambridgeshire, or just keeping in touch with what's going on, subscribe here today because...

  1. You’ll be the first to hear about great new stuff from us.
  2. Every email we send is designed to provide value.
  3. We’ll never share or misuse your info.
  4. It’s 100% free.
  5. We won't spam-mail you.
  6. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Subscribe to the Doddington Village Sports and Carnival Newsletter

* indicates required

Volunteer

Job List

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.
Here's what we need help with:

Bunting Up!

16th June 2019

Traffic patrol: We need four people to help us in controlling the traffic whilst the Carnival Committee are working on the telehoist to put the bunting up throughout the village. This simply involves standing at key points along the route, and using hand-signals to help safely control traffic whilst we work. We try to get out into the village just after 7am, so that the traffic is minimal, and aim to be complete by about 11:00. If you're able to help even for an hour or two, that would be great.

Sports Field Preparations

4th/5th July 2019

Fence Pegs: We need about four people to help us to peg-out the various rope lines that we have on the field, such as along the footpath, around the parking area and around the cricket square. The Committee team are normally busy on the field all day Friday and Saturday trying to get ready, but any time you can spare is much appreciated for this heavy work.

Carnival

6th July 2019

Parade Marshalls: We need about six people to help us in walking alongside the carnival parade through the village, helping to make sure that the public are at a safe distance. The parade starts around 10am, but we need to go through a quick safety briefing with you first. Job is done when the parade makes it safely back to The Three Tuns, which should be about 11:30ish.

Parade Collectors: We need about eight people to help us in walking along the pavement with the carnival parade, helping to collect donations. The parade starts around 10am, but we need to go through a few details beforehand. Job is done when the parade makes it safely back to The Three Tuns, which should be about 12:00ish.

50/50 Draw: We need one person to help us sell raffle tickets in the 50/50 prize draw for the run-up to, and during, the Carnival procession/parade; this would be based at The Three Tuns. Ideally, you'd sell as many tickets as you're able to, but any help you can offer is appreciated.

Sports Day

6th July 2019

Ice-cream Stand: We need two people to help us run our renowned ice-cream stall. Public are able to acess the field from 1:30pm through until 4:30-ish, and hopefully you'll sell as much ice-cream as we can pack into the freezer!

50/50 Draw: We need one person to help us sell raffle tickets in the 50/50 prize draw on the Sports Field. The public are able to come onto the field from 1:30pm, through to until about 4:30pm-ish. Ideally, you'd sell as many tickets as you're able to, but any help is appreciated.

Entrance Stands: We need about three people to help at the entrance gates on the sports fields - our aim is to cycle people around, such that no-one is bored at any one station, but such that everyone gets to be involved. The public are able to come onto the field from 1:30pm, through to until about 4:30pm-ish. Any time you can help, even an hour or two is greatly appreciated.

Packing-up: We'd accept as much help as available for the packing up the Sports Field - there are lots of things to collect, lift and carry from the day's events, but also packing away, cleaning up, and generally helping to muck in. This starts at 4:30pm and usually takes about a couple of hours with everyone chipping in.

Bunting Down!

7th July 2019

Traffic patrol: We need four people to help us in controlling the traffic whilst the Carnival Committee are working on the telehoist to bring the bunting down from around the village. This simply involves standing at key points along the route, and using hand-signals to help safely control traffic whilst we work. We try to get out into the village just after 8am, so that the traffic is minimal, and aim to be complete by about 11:00. If you're able to help even for an hour or two, that would be great.

Want to help?

Call, Text or WhatsApp Brett on 07974 262210

The pay is rubbish, but the
reward of helping is amazing!

Thank you.

The Blog

Check out our Blog!

Details and information from deep inside the Carnival Committee.

https://doddingtoncarnival.blogspot.co.uk

Race Night with a Twist

A portrait image showing that the theme for 2019 is 'Countries of the World', with lots of iconic images of buildings from around the world. such as Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty, all eminating from a picture of the globe, wrapped with a banner saying 'Countries of the World'.

Doddington Village Hall, Benwick Road

What is Race Night with a Twist?

We’re holding a Race Night that’s not like a normal Race Night, hence the ‘Twist’ – instead of video horses that people can bet on, we’re going to be using real people on hobby horses, who will ‘race’ against each other along a race track, laid out on the floor of the village hall like a huge board game.

We’ll have two giant dice: one to decide which horse moves, and then another to determine how far along the track that horse moves.

But it’s not all plain sailing, as there’ll be ‘water traps’, ‘food traps’ and other surprises along the way, where the jockey will have to eat or drink something in a set amount of time, like 3x Jacobs Cream Crackers in a minute, or down a shot of whiskey, or get soaked by water pistols, for example. So, it’ll be great fun to be a part of, but also to watch from the audience!

The audience will be able to Tote-bet on any of the ‘horses’ before each race, and winners will win a percentage of the pot.

100% of the profit raised on the evening will go direct to the 2019 Doddington Village Sports and Carnival.

The Races!

Race Start Details

1

20:00

The Goldstar Cup

Sponsored by Goldstar Transport & Commercials

2

20:45

The Mega Plants Cup

Sponsored by Mega Plants, Doddington

3

21:30

Race 3

Sponsored by Tessa's Unisex Hair Studio, Doddington

NOTE: All race details are subject to change - please check back again soon!

The Extras!

Each jockey will receive a free t-shirt, courtesy of Sewlo Embroidery, Doddington.

Head over to our Facebook Event!

We've created a Facebook Event to help spread the word, as we'd love as many people to come along as possible. Please Like and Share this to help us!

Click here NOW

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.

 

Stall Holders

Call for Stall Holders!

Are you interested in having a stall
at the Sport Field on Saturday 6th July 2019?

Simply download and return an application form.

Groups, Clubs & 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.

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

Calendar

2019 Diary Dates

    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

      View the programme

    • 1974 Doddington Children's Sports

      View the programme

    • 1980 Doddington Children's Sports

      View the programme

    • 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

      View the programme

    • 1982 Doddington Children's Sports

      View the programme

    • 1983 Doddington Children's Sports

      View the programme

    • 1984 Doddington Children's Sports

      View the programme

    • 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

      View the programme

    • 1998 Doddington Carnival and Sports

      View the programme

    • 1999 Doddington Carnival and Sports Day

      View the programme

    • 2000 Doddington Carnival and Sports Day

      View the programme

    • 2001 Doddington Carnival and Sports Day

      View the programme

    • 2002 Doddington Carnival and Sports Day

      View the programme

    • 2003 Doddington Carnival and Sports Day

      View the programme

    • 2004 Doddington Carnival and Sports Day

      View the programme

    • 2005 Doddington Carnival and Sports Day

      View the programme

    • 2006 Doddington Carnival and Sports Day

      View the programme

    • 2007 Doddington Carnival and Sports Day

      View the programme

    • 2008 Doddington Carnival and Sports Day

      View the programme

    • 2009 Doddington Carnival and Sports Day

      View the programme

    • 2010 Doddington Carnival and Sports

      View the programme

    • 2011
    • Carnival's 25th Anniversary

    • 2011 Doddington Carnival and Sports

      View the programme

    • 2012
    • Sports Day's 90th Anniversary

    • 2012 Doddington Carnival and Sports

      View the programme

    • 2013 Doddington Carnival and Sports

      View the programme

    • 2014 Doddington Carnival and Sports

      View the programme

    • 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 Doddington Carnival and Sports

      View the programme

    • 2017 Doddington Village Sports and Carnival

      View the programme

    • 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

    Say hello!

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

    Treble