The Great Village Face-Off

The Great Village Face-Off

What is it?

Inter-village family sports tournament fundraiser at Baslow Sports Field.

Sign up now for your chance to pitch your sporting prowess against other local village teams! (Whilst raising money for a worthy cause…). Click on the link below to sign up to the Great Village Face-Off  community. From there you can select the relevant team to join in the ‘Sign-up’ section. If you are signing up other family members, be sure to add them as a linked account either during the registration process or once registered by clicking in the top right hand corner, select ‘My Details’ and then the ‘Linked Account’ tab. (Please note that by signing up, your contact details will be available for access by TrYumph in Life and your team manager).

Great Village Face-Off Sign Up

Here is a video if you get stuck:

Please read this important pre-event information, here.

What are the teams?

Baslow and Curbar

Grindleford, Stoney Middleton and Eyam

Pilsley, Edensor, Beeley, Rowsley, Youlgreave

Great Longstone and Ashford

NB If your village isn’t listed, just sign up to the one you feel most affiliated to.

Don’t want to play? We would really welcome anyone willing to give a hand too (thanks!):


And if you just want to come and watch, it’s £1 per spectator (- for a good cause! Thanks :-)). Under 4s go free.

When is it?

Friday 18th May 5:30-8pm.

What does it involve and how does it work?

Mixed age and gender village teams compete against each other at Netball, Hockey, Football and Athletics. The first half 8-12 year olds play against each other and then the adults and teens switch in for the second half. Individual challenges in each sport will be available for 4-7 year olds to earn points for their teams.

Once you’ve signed up via the links above to our Playwaze booking system, you will be allocated to different matches by your team manager. You will be able to communicate your preferences to them in Playwaze. Depending on numbers you may get to play between 1 and 4 matches.

There is a maximum of 15 adults and 15 8-11 year old children per team, but there is no limit to the number of 4-7 year olds that can do the individual challenges. Points for individual challenges are scored both for performance and number of participants from each team.

How many players per game?

5* per game comprising of at least 2 females.

Kids teams should have at least 1 x 8-10 year old girl and boy

Adult teams should have at least one over 55 year old.

NB substitutes can be made and varying teams can be assembled for the different sports.

*this may be increased to 7 depending on uptake.

How much does it cost and what does it include?

£5 per player for a sport-packed evening including a free homemade energy ball, sports drink, a freebie TrY-Sports taster session and parking.

What else is on offer?

A healthy barbeque, cafe and bouncy castle (charges apply)

What will the proceeds be used for?

To help renovate Baslow Sports Field pavilion to attract more users. Plans are afoot to convert the downstairs into a more inviting café area and upstairs into a useable space. (NB Tryumph Health would happily facilitate rolling out such a future event to raise funds for other village sports associations.)

Time table:

5:30pm Intro and warm up

5:45-6:50pm Hockey and Netball

6:50-7pm Break (free snack and drink)

7-7:45pm Football

7:50pm Athletics

8pm Awards ceremony

(Individual challenges for 4-7yrs run throughout the event)


Please read this important pre-event information, here.


Map of Sports Field and Instructions for Matches/Challenges:

Map and instructions for GVFO 2018

What do the winners get?

Bragging rights! And possibly a token prize TBC (but it’s the taking part that counts, right?!).

Benefits to schools for supporting the event?

If schools get 20 pupils and/or their family members to sign up, they qualify for a free Tryumph Health half day visit. It also helps them score Ofsted points through “promoting children and young people’s health and wellbeing by working in partnership with other schools, early years providers, external agencies and the community; as well as by engaging with parents.”

If you would like more details of how your school can get involved, please contact me.