ONE of Oswestry’s biggest events is back again for an 11th year, with organisers keen to pin down clubs and societies wanting to take part.

The Oswestry Community Games organisation is now well on its way and organisers starting to get key items in place already.

James Manford, lead organiser at the Games, said that 2023’s edition was ‘yet another success’ with more than 30 local organisations contributing to the activities and around 1,000 people of all ages took part.


“We are delighted that the Town Council has again given us free use of Cae Glas Park and with our progress on putting this year’s Games together,” said Jason.

“Our guest of honour this year will be Darren Edwards from West Felton – disabled adventurer who covered seven marathons in seven continents in seven days in 2023 and will be setting off on his travels in December leading a ground-breaking expedition to the South Pole.

Border Counties Advertizer: Darren Edwards will be the guest for Oswestry Community Games. Darren Edwards will be the guest for Oswestry Community Games. (Image: Oswestry Community Games.)

“Darren’s chosen charity to raise funds on the day is ‘Wings for Life’ which is a not-for-profit spinal cord research foundation with the mission to find a cure.

“We are also delighted that local group Bartells who started with us way back in 2017 have signed up yet again to provide us with more of their amazing live music!

“This is a truly inclusive Community Games representing our strap line of “Bringing Oswestry Together”, with our logo above designed by Megan Palmer in 2014 of ‘Live it Love it, No matter what’.”

Our funding has now been completed and grateful thanks go to Oswestry Business Improvement District (BID), Oswestry Town Council, Perspective Finance Group, DRE Accountants, Bunning Gas, Mary Hignett Bequest Fund and Oswestry Sports Forum for their financial support.

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James added that the list of clubs and societies taking part in 2024 is growing and urged people to get involved.

She added: “Clubs and organisations who took part in 2023 were again invited to take part in early February and we are delighted that the acceptance list is growing on a daily basis.

“If your club or organisation would like to take part this year for the first time, please get in touch with James on and leave a message asap.”