Is your family mutt a winner? Find out on 12th September at the Wentworth Park Community Games.

The games bring together residents from Glebe and Forest Lodge to compete in a variety of more-or-less serious sports for the GUP* Cup – actually one red and one blue gumboot mounted on a piece of wood. Points are accumulated for everything from gumboot throwing to petangue (boules).

The main attraction will again be the running of the Wenty Park Mongrel Cup – a race for the family mutt run on the hallowed sand of the Wentworth Park greyhound track. All dogs are eligible to enter. Heats will be run for big dogs and little dogs and the heat winners will compete for the big prize.

There will be numerous events suitable for children and the day will culminate in a giant tug-o’-war pitting suburb against suburb, followed by the presentation of the Cup. Other planned attractions include an historical display and historical talks, a sausage sizzle, a cake stall, and other food outlets.

The organising committee wishes to thank the Wentworth Park Sporting Complex Trust for making its facilities available for the Games.

The committee is seeking volunteers to help with events, particularly children’s sports. If you would like to help please email or phone 9660 7873.