Fun and games at Rotherham village gala

Dinnolympix.  Trudi Faces  teaches youngsters how to spin plates at the Dinnolympix event  Dinnington Miners Welfare Recreation Ground
Dinnolympix. Trudi Faces teaches youngsters how to spin plates at the Dinnolympix event Dinnington Miners Welfare Recreation Ground
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THE sporting spotlight shone on the people of Rotherham in a post-Olympics celebration.

London 2012 might be over, but villagers in Dinnington kept the spirit alive by hosting their very own games, dubbed the Dinnolympix.

Generations young and old came together for a day of activities at the Miners Welfare Recreation Ground. There were all of the traditional competitions which form school sports days, along with football matches, swingball, hula-hooping and a circus workshop to teach youngsters the art of plate-spinning.

A barbecue, face-painting and entertainment added to the family atmosphere on the day.

The idea for the Dinnolympix came from Rotherham Coun Steven Scott and Les Clarke, of the Dinnington Salvation Army, to mark the capital hosting the Olympics this summer.

The Rother Valley South Area Assembly, Rotherham Council and Friends of Dinnington Miners welfare committee gave funding and support to help make it a reality.

Rother Valley MP Kevin Barron paid thanks to the local residents and community groups who joined forces to make the Dinnolympix a success.

He said: “My congratulations go to everyone who has been involved in putting together this community event.”