Tuesday, 21 June 2011
EGG THROWING PART WAY TO GAINING OFFICAL RECOGNITION
EGG THROWING PART WAY TO GAINING OFFICAL RECOGNITION.
The World Egg Throwing Federation has claimed success in the first stage of the process for official recognition for Egg Throwing as a recognised sport.
Today they have received the response of Sport England which, whilst not fully successful, has opened the way for full recognition of the following disciplines of egg throwing which fulfil the definition of the Council of Europe’s European Sports Charter 1993:
Two person throw and catch
However disappointingly, Russian Egg Roulette was not accepted as a sport as it failed the definition outlined.
The preliminary recognition process also failed due to a few minor administrative faults which included, amongst others, a lack of financial accounts being provided, a lack of complaints procedures and evidence of membership numbers meeting the required amount.
The World Egg Throwing Federation (incorporating the All England Egg Throwing Federation) is now addressing these failings to ensure full recognition in time for the start of the 2012 season.
Full information on the disciplines and the application for recognition can be gained via www.eggthrowing.com.
Notes for editors.
The World Egg Throwing Championships are to be held on Sunday the 26th of June at Swaton in Lincolnshire and are be hosted by Swaton Vintage Day.
All monies raised by the event are used to support local, national and international good causes such ads Leukaemia Research, The Red Cross, Air Ambulance provision, Children’s Hospices, and Shelter Box.
No chickens will be hurt during the championships.
Further Information can be obtained from:
07900 26 78 70