Olympic Weekend 2011
Hethersett will be hosting a full programme of events
in July next year as the village steps up its pre-London Olympic Games
The village was recognised this year for organising
more activities per head of the population than any other village, town or
city in the country.
Now the organising committee is promising an even
bigger and better celebration with a mix of established events with some new
The 2011 weekend will run from July 22nd
to 24th and will again feature a mixture of sporting and community
events, kicking off on Friday evening with Hethersett’s Got Talent 2. It is
hoped the event will attract even more entries than last year, bringing with
it a larger age and variety spread.
Saturday will see the all day Sport in the Park event
with more come and try sports and pastimes than last year. Hethersett’s
Olympic Committee is currently putting together a full list. This year’s
event included badminton, football, tennis, golf, tug of war, martial arts,
bowls, cycle speedway and many others.
Sunday will see a major ladies five-a-side football
tournament on the Memorial Playing Field. This year the event attracted top
teams from all over East Anglia. One of the highlights of the weekend will be
the Sunday morning run the square two mile fun run. This year’s event
attracted over 250 runners/walkers and it is hoped that the 2011 event will be
even bigger. Sunday will also feature a church service, possibly in the open
air, organised by Hethersett and District Churches Together and a closing Last
Night of the Proms concert by the Pulham Orchestra in St Remigius’ Church.
“Once again we are looking to provide a fun weekend
where everybody can get involved from the very young to the elderly. This
year’s event was a great success but we are looking to be even bigger and
better next year,” said chair of Hethersett Olympic Committee Shane Hull.
The Hethersett Olympic Committee has gained official
recognition within the village as a sub committee of Hethersett Parish
Hethersett’s 2010 Olympic weekend has been
shortlisted for The Community Event of the Year in the 2010 Eastern Daily
Press People of the Year awards.