National Gumboot Chucking Championships
The National Gumboot Chucking Championships are held annually during the occasion of the Plett Country Fair which is held every year in the month of July at The Yard, a country venue situated in the beautiful town of Plettenberg Bay, in the Western Cape of South Africa.
Gumboot Chucking is a lively sport that originated in Britain. Competitors are required to hurl a gumboot as far as possible within the boundary lines of the competition field and area known as "The Thong" from a standing or short running start.
A relatively new sport in South Africa with the first National Championship being held in 2015. It is fast gaining interest and an avid following as a new exciting sport in South Africa.
The next gumboot chucking championship takes place in July 2017, at The Yard. The Yard is a country venue that hosts the annual Plett Country Fair in the oh so beautiful town of Plettenberg Bay. This town is referred to affectionately by South Africans simply as "Plett". The Plett Country Fair takes place during the Winter school holidays in South Africa.
The Championships are meant to be a competitive yet friendly affair where people gather in this exciting annual challenge and sport to see who can chuck a gumboot the furthest.
The winners of this competition are awarded a "Golden Gumboot Trophy" which is theirs keep.
Who can enter the Championships
The competition is open to everyone with no age limit.
Categories of entry for the National Gumboot Chucking Competition
There are four categories for entry into the competition;
The Mens Open
The Ladies Open
Boys under 14
Girls under 14
Competition Entry Fees 2017
Adults - R 25.00 Under 14 age category - R 20.00
Please note on the day of the competition there are no credit or debit card facilities available.
Date to be finalised July 2017
The Yard, Piesang Valley Road, Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape
The Competition will run from 10h00 - 16h00
Competition Entry and Registration
Pre Registrations can be made by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org detailing your name, contact numbers, email address and category of entry or registration can be done on the day.
Registrations will start from 9h00 until 11h00
Winners of Gumboot chucking champions of 2015
|Mens Open Champion 2015 - David Muller|
|Ladies Open Champion 2015 - Natalie Eray|
|Boys under 14 champion 2015 - Lyle OÇonnell|
|Girls under 14 champion 2015 - Stella Carter Johnson|