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is the name of the inter village sports competition, replacing the previous 'West Norfolk Village Games'.

2018 Competition.

The Rural Community Games 2018 Badminton Tournament took place in October at Terrington St Clements High School.

We had an adult GLEAM team who took part consisting of Lydia and Gregg.  This was their first time playing badminton together and they played brilliantly to get us a well-earned second place in the tournament.

Other villages taking part were from Methwold, Terrington, Downham Market and Clenchwarton. 

So that brings an end to the 2018 Rural Community Games.  The overall winner for the 2018 Games will be announced at the KLFM Heroes Awards in January.


If you live in one of the GLEAM parishes of

Gayton, Leziate, East Winch, Ashwicken or Middleton

and would like to take part next year, just let me know!


Sarah Byatt

Village Sports Co-ordinator


TEL: 07913 439222



is to be the name of a new competition to replace the previous 'West Norfolk Village Games'

For 2017 The West Norfolk Community Sports has agreed not to hold a Village Games competition. This is due to the falling number of teams entering.

However, it is proposed to have five actiivities run on five different days throughout the year - either at Lynnsport or at various venues within West Norfolk. In this way it is hoped to bring together rural communities and provide fun and active competition to those who might not take part in a team sport.

A new name will be adopted for the events -

The events being considered for 2017 are
  • Archery
  • Foot Golf
  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • Table Tennis
  • The GEAR 10Km run

To maintain the element of 'competition' it is proposed that scores will be awarded with an overall winner being announced at the West Norfolk Sports Awards in January 2018.

The first event will probably be Archery - possibly held one evening in March - this not yet confirmed.

If you would like to join the archery team - representing the

(Gayton, Leziate, East Winch, Ashwicken & Midddleton)

Please email or telephone Sarah Byatt - The Village Sports Co-ordinator

Telephone 01553 630993

2016 Competition.

The annual competition will take place at Lynnsport on Sunday 26th. June.
For the eighth year the GLEAM team will be entered.
Team members are required to compete at

Badminton (Senior & Junior)

Table Tennis (Senior & Junior)

Mini Athletics (combined Senior and Junior event)
For further in formation about this event, or to take part and represent the GLEAM team, please cont

Sarah Byatt - Telephone  07913 439222

Netball (Senior & Junior)

Squash (Senior)

Indoor Bowls (Senior & Junior)

5-a-side-Football (Senior & Junior - school years 10 & 11)

Darts (Senior)

Gladiator Challenge (Junior)
Senior means aged over 16. Junior means over 8 years and under 16 on 1 September 2015 - except where stated to be otherwise.

Mini Soccer (Junior school years 5 or 6)

Archery (Senior & Junior)

Rounders (Combined Senior & Junior)

Fitness Triathlon (Combined Senior & Junior - School years 8, 9, 10 & 11)

2015 Competition.

The annual West Norfolk Village Games competition was held this year on Sunday June 28th at Lynnsport.

Once again, for the seventh year, The GLEAM team entered the competition.

Competing in the Medium Village category the team finished in joint second place with Feltwell.
Scoring 39 points, the team was narrowly beaten by Terrington St. Clement who scored 41.
This is an improvement on last year when GLEAM finished 5th.

If you would like more information, please contact Sarah Byatt - either by e-mail or telephone 01553 630993.


2014 Competition.

The GLEAM team took part in the West Norfolk Village Games, competeing in the medium size village group.
At the event held on Sunday 29th. June, at Lynnsport, the team came 5th in the group.

Results were:

1st. Terrington St Clement - 41 points
2nd. Dersingham - 40 points
3rd. Feltwell - 39 points
4th. Heacham - 38 points
5th. GLEAM - 37 points
and joint
6th. West Winch and The Walpoles - 23 points.
Terrington and Dersingham go forward to the County Finals later this month.


SUCCESS - THE GLEAM  netball team came second in the Norfolk Village Games County Netball Competition on 27 April 2014.

Twelve teams, from all over Norfolk contested the competition. GLEAM won all five matches in Group One and progressed to the final, to play Scarning which had won Group Two.
In the final, Scarning narrowly defeated GLEAM.

Sarah Byatt is the Village Sports Co-ordinator and may be contacted by:-


This year - 2014 - the Annual West Norfolk Village Games are being held at Lynnsport on SUNDAY 29TH. JUNE.
This will be the sixth year that the GLEAM team have been entered.

If you would like to take part, or would like more information, please contact Sarah Byatt AS SOON AS POSSIBLE - either by e-mail or telephone 01553 630993.

(Note all ages quoted are as at 1 September 2013:  SENIOR means aged over 16 years, and JUNIOR means over 8 years old and under 16 years - except whrere stated otherwise.

Competitors are needed for the following events:-

Badminton - senior and junior
Table Tennis - senior and junior
Mini Athletics - combined senior and junior (aged over 11 as at 01/09/2013)
Netball - senior and junior (junior over 11 years as at 01/09/2013)
Squash - senior event
Indoor Bowls - senior and junior
5 a side Football - senior and junior (juniors over 14 years as at 01/09/2013 = school years 10 and 11)
Darts - senior
Gymnasticators - junior event (juniors over 8 and under 11 years as at 01/09/2013  = school years 4, 5 & 6)
Mini-Soccer - junior event (juniors over 9 and under 11 years as at 01/09/2013  = school years 5 & 6)
Archery - senior and junior
Rounders - combined senior and junior
Fitness Triathlon - combined senior and junior (juniors over 12 years as at 01/09/2013 = school years 8, 9, 10 & 11)


2013 Competition.

The GLEAM team took part in the West Norfolk Village Games.

Gleam is a combined team representing the villages of Gayton, Leziate, East Winch, Ashwicken & Midddleton and competes in the medium size village group.

At the County Finals held at Norwich on Sunday 14 July 2013, The GLEAM team were not quite able to reproduce the result achieved in the earlier rounds.  Gleam gained 5th. position in the medium village category which was won by Terrington St. Clement. Well done to all those who took part - does the training start now for next year?


At this years inter village competition at Lynnsport, on Sunday 30 June 2013, the team came third in the group. GLEAM will join Terrington and South Wootton, in the medium village grouping, in going forward to the County Finals to be held at the UEA on 14th July.

See below a copy of the Borough Council Press Release following the West Norfolk competition.


01 July 2013                             
For Immediate Release

West Norfolk Village Games - update

23 villages battled it out to be named the best in the west at yesterday’s (Sunday 30 June) annual Village Games sports competition at Lynnsport, King's Lynn.

Docking took the accolade for the small villages while Terrington St Clement was named winner in the medium village section. These overall winners will be joined by the runners up in each category (Methwold from the small village section and South Wootton and GLEAM (an amalgamation of Gayton, Leziate, East Winch, Ashwicken and Middleton) from the medium village section) at the county final to be held in Norwich on 14 July.

This year’s event incorporated 13 sports including traditional favourites like football, netball, indoor bowls and badminton as well as archery, rounders, darts and a fitness triathlon and attracted players from as young as 8 to those over 60.

Villages opted to take part in as many or as few events as they wished. Points were awarded for places, with the six best scores recorded being combined to calculate villages’ total performance.

Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing said: “It was an amazing day - both the weather and the competition were sizzling! During its 21-year history, the event has gone from strength to strength and this is largely thanks to the efforts of all those people behind the scenes who are busy organising all year round. My especial thanks go to the village organisers and all those here at Lynnsport. They, along with the many competitors, make the Village Games an event which we are justly proud of.”

Roger Partridge, sports development manager at the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, and event organiser, said: “This is one of my favourite events of the year. It’s just fantastic to look around the complex and see so many people, of all ages, getting involved in sport and enjoying themselves.”
He added: "The event is organised by the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk but receives help from many local clubs and volunteers to run it on the day. Without their support, it just wouldn't be possible. This year I was delighted to honour three long-serving volunteers Geoff Sturgeon, Graham Rogerson and Jo Walton, who have helped out every single year since the games began 21 years ago.”

The games in their current form were restarted in 1992 when Lynnsport was built and after 21 years are still a big draw for people, with new teams entering and different sports being included. The West Norfolk Games are now part of Active Norfolk's county-wide Village Games initiative.

Sunday's winners and runners up will be invited to join other district villages in the grand county final at the UEA Sportspark in Norwich on 14 July.


Docking (42) First
Methwold (39) Second
Great Massingham (38) Third
Tilneys (including Tilney cum Islington and Tilney All Saints) (35) Fourth
Harpley, Houghton and Little Mssingham (33) Fifth

Terrington (42) First
South Wootton (41) Second
GLEAM (Gayton, Leziate, East Winch, Ashwicken, , Middleton) (39) Third
Walpoles (37) Fourth
Dersignham (31) Fifth
West Winch, Setchy and North Runcton (30) Sixth
Wiggenhall (St German’s and Magdalen) (20) Seventh