Following the latest UK government guidance on holding events in England, the Society has made the decision to not hold the bulk of the events that make up the Wenlock Olympian Games on the weekend of the 10/11th July and, instead, considering staging them in late September. The feasibility of this is being researched prior to a definite decision being made. When (and if) the decision is made to go ahead with any events in September this will be posted here on the Society’s website as well as its Facebook page.
Archery: Sunday 11th July
The 2021 archery competition will be held at Bowbrook Archers Field, near Withington, Shrewsbury. Details of the event and entry form are available here.
Golf: Monday 12th July
The 2021 golf competition will take place at Lilleshall Golf Club. Details of the competition plus an entry form can be found here: 2021 Golf
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE WENLOCK OLYMPIAN SOCIETY WILL NO LONGER PROVIDE SINGLE USE PLASTIC BOTTLES OF WATER.
Competitors and spectators are asked to bring their own reusable containers.
At long distance events e.g. Race on the Edge, Triathlon & Road Race, compostable cups and water dispensers will be available to competitors.
Everyone who takes part in WOS events is entitled to participate in an enjoyable and safe environment.
We will do our best to ensure that all event organisers, members, volunteers and officials, follow safeguarding advice as set out by their respective governing bodies; e.g athletics events will follow ‘best practice’ as set out by UK Athletics Ltd. We will ensure that all event organisers pay full attention to their safeguarding responsibilities.
All children are entitled to a duty of care and to be protected from abuse. Abuse can occur anywhere. Wherever children are involved in athletics or live arts, there are adults involved and there is always the possibility that there are some individuals abusing their power over children. However, it is important to keep a sense of perspective and proportion between any benefits and any risks involved.
Best practise benefits everyone but most importantly, it ensures that children and vulnerable adults who choose to participate in our events have a safe and fun experience.
Our safeguarding policy document is available to download here: Wenlock Olympian Society Safeguarding Policy