GRASMERE SPORTS COMMITTEE LTD
including Sports Manager Vacancy & the new Pete Bland Bursary.
SPORTS MANAGER VACANCY
Following the retirement of the current Sports Manager, Deborah Black, the Directors are looking for a replacement for the 2024 Sports.
An enthusiastic individual who currently has enough time and flexibility to organise all aspects of the Grasmere Sports and Show. He or she must have excellent organisational and administrative ability and the personal and communication skills needed to liaise with and enthuse the many volunteers and individuals who work together to put on the Sports and Show. A salary is payable.
The successful applicant will take over from 1st January 2024 and would be expected to gain an understanding of the organisation by attending the 2023 Sports and liaising with the current Manger. The Sports and Show is held annually on the Sunday of the August Bank Holiday.
If you are interested you can view the Job Description here. If you have any further questions please contact the Chairman, [email protected].
Applications should be made in writing, including a CV and referees, and will close on 16th June 2023.
GRASMERE SPORTS, PETE BLAND BURSARY 2023
An annual award of £500 is being offered by Grasmere Sports Committee in memory of Pete Bland. The award is being provided to support up and coming fell runners with costs associated with their participation in the sport.
Written applications are invited from fell runners aged 18 and under and living in Cumbria. Applications should be submitted by 31st May 2023 to [email protected], these will be examined by a panel including representatives of both Grasmere Sports Committee and the Bland family.
The 2022 Annual Grasmere Lakeland Sports, now celebrating 172 years of existence, has been a regular annual event since 1868, unbroken except for the two periods of the First and Second World Wars, and now in 2020 for Covid-19. Now one of the most popular traditional events in the English Lake District, participants compete in a variety of sports, including Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling, Fell Running and Hound Trails.
GRASMERE SPORTS 2023
The Next Sports will be held on:-
Bank Holiday Sunday 27th August 2023
The Showfield, Stock Lane Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9SL
Gates open at 09:00. Event opened by The Bellman at 10:00 am
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL EVENTS AND RACES ARE ENTERED ON THE DAY.
GRASMERE SPORTS MAIN SPONSORS FOR 2022
2022 HEADLINE ACTS
Come and have a go on all manner of weird and wacky bicycles. Unicycles, Penny Farthings, bendy bikes, tall bikes, mini-bikes and mini-tandems, eccentric wheelers, circus bikes, balance trikes and more!
Try our un-rideable bicycle challenge – steer one-way and it goes the other!
Huge fun for all ages, participants and spectators!
One of the largest falconry displays in the country and a static display of approximately 15-20 different birds of prey from all around the world.
Between the flying demonstrations you will have the chance to hold and be photographed with one of these magnificent birds.
Look out for the lurcher racing displays, which were so much fun in 2018 when they were last with us at Grasmere.
FAT CAT BRASS
After taking the 2019 Sports by storm, Fat Cat Brass will be back by popular demand. Who could forget their colourful performances and their unique take on a range of modern classics.
Look out for them strolling around the field as well as playing in the arena.
Fell Runners compete throughout the afternoon at Under 9, Under 12, Under 14, Under 17 and Senior levels on the vertiginous slopes up to Butter Crags which overlook the Showfield
Hounds compete along trails laid through the Cumbrian Fells, in the categories of Puppies, Open Restricted, Veterans & Senior (Derby)
This ancient sport, practiced in Cumberland for generations, attracts large numbers of competitors of all ages and weight categories.
Grasmere are proud to hosting the U10's Wrestling World Championship for 2022.
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