A sport for anyone
It’s traditionally a very safe and social sport aside from one freak accident when a teacher was paralyzed from welly wanging in 2007.
But it’s a remarkably inclusive sport than anyone can participate in as long as you have a crucial component: a wellington boot.
The sport’s main competition is the annual World Welly Wanging Championships which takes place in Upperthong; such is the passion for the sport, the Wynsors World of Shoes – sponsors of the event – applied for welly wanging to be considered an Olympic sport for Tokyo, 2020.
A sport deeply rooted in British tradition and one that looks determined to be making a mark on the biggest sporting stage.