December 24th, 2023New Year @ Glenlyon
Except for the war years and Covid, the New Year’s Sports Day at Glenlyon has been run every year since 1857 – but some of the “older” members joke that they can’t quite remember back that far!
Entertainment throughout the day, at the Glenlyon Recreation Reserve, includes
Midlands Axemen’s Association wood chopping event.
In memoriam of Harold Suckling, who sadly passed away earlier this year and who had for over 50 years been both competitor and announcer at Glenlyon New Year’s Day, a new event will be run
in his name to honour the contribution he has made to the sport and the club.
Novelty events will also be held such as Bullboar Eating and Mineral Water Drinking competitions, children’s running races later in the day along with face painting and magic workshop, other children’s activities, women’s nail driving and gumboot throwing competitions.
The Daylesford Brass Band will perform and equestrian events will be run
throughout the day along with the running of the much-acclaimed Glenlyon Cup.
Catering is provided by St Michaels Primary School and there is a licensed bar
People are encouraged to come along with their chairs/rugs/picnics and celebrate
the New Year under the wonderful shade offered by the massive old oak and elm
This community-minded event is wholly run by volunteers with all monies raised
donated back into local charities/sporting clubs.
Due to rising costs the gate fee has risen to $15 but those under 16 are offered
Once inside the reserve, all events are free to enter and a gate prize of a voucher
worth $500 will be drawn on the day.
Glenlyon Sports Club has its own Facebook page for more information or email
See you there to welcome in 2024!