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Organising something sporty - like a game of football or rounders

Your get together can be as big or as small as you like! If you’re already a member of a sports team why not get the whole team involved and extend the invitation to everyone's friends and family, or keep it small by getting the children from your street to do an obstacle race in the park?

Organising something sporty can be a fun get together for the whole family, and whether you choose to enjoy the great outdoors and plan a football game at your local park, or head inside at your local leisure centre for a tennis tournament, we have put together everything you need to plan your get together and invite the people you want to attend!

Follow this step by step guide to make your get together great, and make sure you’ve signed up for a free pack filled with even more tips, help, recipes and more!

First Steps:

Decide when and where

The Great Get Together is the weekend of the 16-18 June, so choose a day that weekend and a time that would work best for you.

Invite your friends and neighbours

Decide who you want to come and how you’ll invite them. You could drop invites through your friends or neighbours doors, knock and invite them in person, send an email, make a call… However you choose to invite your guests we have put together a whole bunch of resources to help you! Click here to download invites, posters, logos and everything you need to invite your guests.

Next Steps:

Plan the details

If you’ll need access to an indoor sports facility don’t forget to book this in advance, or if your sporty get together is in a public place plan what you’ll need… Make sure to get all of your guests involved, they could bring the football, the rounders bats, or some snacks to keep everyones energy up for the games and fun!

Decorate! Get creative with gingham

In Batley and Spen, Jo Cox’s constituency, they’re hosting a massive street party and covering all the tables in red gingham tablecloths. We’d love you to get creative with the red gingham theme too! Maybe the teams could all wear something gingham, or maybe you could make some prizes with a gingham twist for the tournament champion? Here are some ideas for getting creative with gingham.

Final Steps:

Share your get together

We are so grateful that you’re throwing a get together and celebrating what is set to be an amazing weekend, so share your support online by following us and posting photos of everyone enjoying your get together! Don’t forget to tag us so we can see how great your get together was! We have put together loads of help and tips for promoting your get together online HERE.


Get to know your neighbours, catch up with old friends, enjoy your get together and have fun!

You have plenty of time to organise your get together and we hope you have a blast planning it too! If you do have any questions, check out our FAQs page.

Advice for organising something sporty comes from our excellent community events comes from our partner The Big Lunch

Big Lunch