Parish Games 2024

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Saturday 20th July 2024 at St George’s Field, Pershore

Registration 10.00am

  1. All Participants must reside in the Parish or Ward they are representing.  This is because it is an Inter-Parish Competition.  Where a person resides between more than one Wychavon Parish/Ward, they may only play for the Parish or Ward in which they predominantly reside. Being on the electoral roll for a Parish does not in itself constitute residency. 
    • Competitors who are studying full-time at University or College will be eligible to compete for the Parish/Ward where they normally reside until they have completed their course.
    • Where an ineligible competitor has been found to have breached these rules, that Parish/Ward will forfeit all points gained in that event. 
  2. The team details must be recorded on the team sheet, provided by WPGA, which was sent to Parishes that have entered.  This is for Insurance and Health and Safety reasons. 
    • The team sheet must provide the following details for each team member: name, full address with post code, and it must be signed by each team member.  By signing the team sheet, the team member confirms that he/she is medically able to take part in the event and is doing so at his/her own risk. 
    • For competitors under the age of 18 on the day of the event, the team sheet must be signed by their parent or guardian. 
    • The team sheet must be handed to a member of the Committee before the event starts.
    • If a team does not comply with the requests above or fails to provide the team’s details, then they will not be allowed to enter the event, unless there are circumstances which were beyond their control. 
  3. Where a Parish/Ward has entered an event, but does not then take part, they will be deducted 2 points from their Parish/Ward’s overall score unless they have given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice of their non participation, or there were extenuating circumstances. 
  1. Any queries prior to the event should be made to the Event Organiser or to the WPGA Secretary.
    • Following the event, any dispute or protest must be made by the Team Captain to the WPGA Secretary within 24 hours of the event. In the first instance, this can be done verbally, and only by the Team Captain, so that the facts can be established.
    • If the matter is not resolved, then any further protest should be put in writing to the WPGA Secretary by the Parish Organiser within 7 days of the event.
  1. Abuse of any of the people identified in the WPGA Abuse Policy will not be tolerated by the Committee.  (Team Captains and competitors must be made aware of the contents of this policy.  This will be included in the pack sent out with the rules.)
  1. Once a team has withdrawn from an event, they will not be allowed to re-enter. 
  1. A team consists of Six (6) members and One (1) substitute. The substitute can only be used in the event of illness or injury to a team member.  Once used, the substitute will be required to continue in the crew. 
  1. Team members can be of any age.  (Please see the requirements in rule 2 above).  Please note that the event will run alongside a Community Regatta, very much for all ages and abilities, so competitors are welcome to invite friends and family along and stay for the day, if they wish. 
  1. If a small Parish (up to 500 on the electoral roll) is unable to make up a full team, they can combine with another small Parish to make up the numbers with points being shared in proportion to the number of participants from each Parish. 
  1. Teams can be mixed.  Parishes may enter more than one team if they wish, but only the higher placed team can gain points.  The two teams cannot exchange team members. 
  1. In the event that a disabled person is in a team, the Event Organiser must be notified in advance for safety reasons.  Andy – are there any objections to this rule?
  1. Racing will be over a distance of approximately 200m, with preliminary rounds to seed the teams, then semi-finals and finals. 
  1. The format of the competition (number of rounds and finals) will be determined by the number of entries, but teams will be given as many races as possible.
  1. All equipment is provided at the regatta.  In the event of a paddle breaking, a spare paddle will be carried. 
  1. Parking will be available on King George’s Meadow as part of the Pershore River Festival.  The Rotary Club will be marshalling the car park, and they are aware of the Bell Boat regatta.  Competitors just need to let the marshalls know that they are taking part, and they will not be charged for parking. 

Parishes are welcome to have practice sessions.
Contact Andy Train on or 07722125350.


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