Saddleworth Village Olympics to return next month
Reporter: Ken Bennett
Date published: 12 August 2021
A scene from a past Saddleworth Village Olympics showpiece
Organisers are gearing up for a welcome return of the Saddleworth Village Olympics on Saturday, September 11.
After a year off due to Covid restrictions, the games will open at Saddleworth School with the launch of athletics events.
This year the games welcome athletes from Lees village, who have joined forces with the former SAS (Springhead, Austerlands and Scouthead) team to become SASL.
And the organising committee is hoping the recent Olympic Games in Tokyo will have inspired all local young sporting heroes to come out and compete for their village.
Said a spokesperson: “It is hoped competitors and parents will be mindful of the fact that this year's event has been organised under extremely difficult conditions and much later than normal.
“While we hope everything runs smoothy, there may be some unforeseen operational issues this year and it is hoped competitors and parents will bear with the us this year more than ever as we do our very best to put on a great event.
“As ever, we are looking for more volunteers to get involved so if you have some spare time in August / September please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about how you can get involved.
“It will be great to see and hear children competing once again as life returns to some sense of normality, but organisers have noted inevitably some people may well be nervous about crowds and to please respect personal space and decisions regarding masks and other precautions."
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