Following the sucess of the last 2 years the Welly Wang is back on the Field, on Saturday 21st July, to help raise money for the ongoing maintenance costs associated with keeping the Field in a suitable state for use by the local community.
What’s a Welly Wang?
A Welly Wang is a wellington boot throwing competition. That’s it, simple!
Who can compete?
Anyone can. There are several entry categories depending on your age and gender, but the aim is for everyone to have a go and have fun trying to beat your friends and neighbours. This year we are introducing a team event open to anyone who can get a team of 6 together. Pubs, clubs, schools, organisations, scouts, guides, brownies all welcome.
Teams scores based on distance the wellies are thrown, team composition and extra points awarded for fancy dress. Full scoring system will be posted on ehpfa.org.uk
Will it cost anything?
The EHPFA is trying to raise some funds, so yes we will be asking for a small contribution when you participate. £1 per person per set of welly wangs. £5 per team entry. There will also be a tombola on the day with lots of exciting prizes (but no Golden Wellies)
What can I win?
There will be trophies for the winners of each entrance category, and we’ll be keeping a leaderboard at the event so you can see how you’re doing compared to everyone else. And don’t forget to keep a note of your own best distances so you can brag about it later.
What are the rules?
The provisional rules for the Wang are shown below. Please note that these may change on the day, and that the EHPFA committee’s decision is final.
- Boys (U16)
- Girls (U16)
- Juniors (U10)
- Welly Wanging is a sport open to all people irrespective of age, sex, race, creed, religion, nationality and colour. And people from Middlewich
- The sport shall be a civilised affair. Fair play, good humour and good manners shall be exhibited at all times.
- No umpire shall be needed. A player’s word and their honour shall be sufficient.
- Distances shall be measured in yards, feet and inches. None of this metric nonsense.
- Competitors must use the Wellies provided. Competitors shall select whether they use the left or right welly.
- No tampering with the welly shall be allowed. Factory finish only. No silicone polish is to be applied.
- Wangs must be attempted from the designated wanging arena.
- The welly shall land within the designated area.
- There shall be five categories: Men’s and Women’s, and Boys and Girls (U16’s), and Juniors (U10’s).
- The welly shall be projected using any action of the arm or foot
- The use of wind assistance is allowed and, indeed, encouraged. Waiting for a suitable gust, however, is limited to one minute. No artificial or man-made wind is to be used.
- The winners of all competiton categories shall receive a trophy.
- Organisers reserve the right to award prizes for separate wanging challenges (to be decided on the day)