Downside & Hatchford Sports Day started in the 19th Century, as a way of bringing all the Village Community together for some fun and games, it originally took place on Whit Sunday, But in 1910, as a mark of respect to King Edward VII, who died shortly before Whit Sunday (6th May 1910). The Event was moved to August Bank Holiday Monday, and has remained there ever Since. The Event has Continued annually apart from a few years where there has been no committee to run it. You don't have to be a resident of Downside or Cobham to enjoy the day, It provides a day of free races from tots to OAP's, and is sponsored by many local businesses to make a free day of sport for all.
Photos From 2013 will be up soon..
2012 Are Main Sponsor for 2012/2013
We had a Fancy Dress with a 'Circus Theme' for all ages, Novelty Dog Show, Birds Of Prey Displays, Balloon Launch, Welly Throwing, Toss the Hay Bale, Tae Kwon Do Demonstration, Children's Magic Shows, Plus More. We had Running Races like 'The Three Legged Race' & Wheelbarrow Race, 'Under 5's' 50yd Race, The Beer Race, Sack Race and let's not forget 'The Tug Of War' as our last event. Below our some of the Photo's taken on the Day.
You will find us this year 2014 at
Downside Common Road, Downside, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 3NU
Our Map ref is N 51.31089°, W 0.40848°