Over 80 sportsmen and women, juniors and dignitaries crossed the channel by P&O Ferry early Saturday morning, on 10th June 2017, to take part in the 44th annual Dover – Calais Festival of Sport. The towns have been taking it in turns to host the festival, which is as old as their twinning, since 1973. The competition was both friendly and fierce with over 160 participants vying for the Victor Ludorum trophy in the 5 sporting disciplines that took part in the day, Table Tennis, Sea Angling, Basketball, Shooting & Pool. Dover managed to secure the cup for a second year, in a 3 – 2 victory.
The Town Mayor of Dover, Cllr Neil Rix said, “It was a very good day and I think everyone involved had a great day out. We were all impressed by the level of hospitality shown to us by the people of Calais and we look forward to returning that hospitality next year when they come to Dover. Dover Town Council hopes to improve the Twinning Festival every year and we will be looking to increase the sporting disciplines taking part in the line up in 2018”.
If you have a team interested in taking part, please contact Dover Town Council on 01304 242625.