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National Shinkicking Championships makes a comeback

Added 11-25-21 04:36:02am EST - “The championships in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, have attracted thousands of spectators since first seeing the light of day in the early 17th century.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “National Shinkicking Championships makes a comeback”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

An ancient 'sport' which sees competitors swipe at each other's legs will finally make a comeback after overcoming the Covid pandemic and health and safety fears.

The National Shinkicking Championships in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, have attracted thousands of spectators since first seeing the light of day in the early 17th century.

However, the showpiece event has been cancelled for the past two years as a result of coronavirus restrictions.

The National Shinkicking Championships in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, have attracted thousands of spectators since first seeing the light of day in the early 17th century

The cash, drawn from a 'Build Back Better Market Towns' pot is designed to help revitalise struggling local economies and has been welcomed by the Robert Dover's Games Society, which runs the Cotswold Olimpick Games, during which the popular shin-kicking event is held.

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