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Wellie Throwing

9th August 2012

Olympic finalists, eat your heart out because this Thursday afternoon Celtic School is holding a sporting even fit for champions.

That’s right, at five o’clock in Bute Park we are having a Wellie Throwing competition, an event that requires strength, determination and a thirst for winning. After all, only one student can be crowned as Celtic School’s sporting champion.

But the most frequent question we have been asked since we began advertising this event is “what is wellie throwing?” While a pair of wellington boots is an important possession in most British households (nothing quite beats them for stomping around in puddles) they are perhaps not so common in other cultures.

Wellie throwing or ‘Wellie Wanging’ is a sport that originated in the village of Upperthong. They still hold the event annually, where participants of all ages can try their luck at the sport. The aim is quite simple: Whoever can throw the boot the furthest ( a Dunlop green, size 9 is the shoe of choice for most competitions) wins.

So get down to the park, practise those hurling techniques and give it a go!

Amy McGregor

Accreditation, Membership & Exam Centre

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