Over 60? Register now for the 2017 Vintage Village Games

Released on June 13, 2017

Residents aged 60 and over in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse will again have the chance to compete in their very own indoor games. 

Following the successful launch last year, the Vintage Village Games returns to southern Oxfordshire for 2017.  

Vintage Village Games will see people try fun and friendly team games of indoor Croquet, Skittles, New Age Bowls and New Age Curling. 

The Vintage Village Games takes place on the following dates: 

  • 27 June – Wootton and Dry Sandford Community Centre, 12noon to 2pm
  • 12 July – Nettlebed Village Club, 10am to 12.30pm
  • 17 July – Harwell Village Hall, 10am to 12noon
  • 19 July – Greet Memorial Hall, Warborough, 10.30am to 12.30pm.

To sign up for the Vintage Village Games, or for more information, please call 01235 422219 or email participation@southandvale.gov.uk. 

The Vintage Village Games sessions are being organised by South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils as part of their GO Active Gold initiative which helps people aged 60 and over live more active lifestyles by offering physical activities to those in rural areas.

Cllr Lynn Lloyd, Cabinet Member for Leisure Services at South Oxfordshire District Council, said: “The Vintage Village Games were a real highlight of the Go Active Gold calendar last year so I’m delighted that four more villages get to take part in 2017.”

Cllr Charlotte Dickson, Cabinet Member for Leisure at Vale of White Horse District Council, said: “The Vintage Village Games provides an easy to access event in rural areas for people over the age of 60.  This helps to ensure that people don’t feel isolated in their community and are able to try new activities.”