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Stevie the Starter MBE

17th Jun 2017

Alva Games Starter appointed MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List

The entire Committee would like to extend its warmest congratulations to our starter and stalwart supporter Stevie Ryder on the news of his appointment to Membership of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for his services to highland games, the economy and the community. He was also for many years a…

Alva Games gives to Charity

2nd Jun 2017

Donation to Macmillan Cancer Care fund raiser at Stirling County RFC

Alva Games Clerk of the Course, R G Farquhar, presents Callum Mhray - a former competitor at Alva and now a local school teacher - with a cheque for £300 as a donation to Macmillan Care ahead of tomorrow's fund raising Touch Rugby tournament at Stirling Rugby Club. Callum is hoping to…

Official Going Report 2017

28th May 2017

With just over 3 weeks to go until the 161st Famous Alva Games the latest report from the Clerk of the Course.

Official ground status GOOD, GOOD to FIRM near sprint start. The foul weather of the last week has softened the field but it is still just on the firm side of Good. There is a very lush covering of grass which looked due to be cut in the next day or…

Best Dressed Shop Window Competition

20th May 2017

Theme announced for the 12th running of the annual competition

The Games Committee is delighted to announce that the 12th Annual Best Dressed Shop Window Contest will be held in the week leading up to the Games. Judging will take place from 10.30am on the morning of Tuesday 4th July with the panel comprising members of the public and the…

Five a Side Football Cancelled for 2017

2nd May 2017

Youth football tournament will not take place in July

The Games Committee regrets to have to announce that there will be no Five a side football tournament in 2017. Having reintroduced this contest in 2006 to great acclaim and with huge success it was not an easy decision to take but a number of factors, including the lack of…

Alva Games Polo Shirts Updated

18th Apr 2017

Games fashion icon renewed for 2017

The reputation of the last edition of the famous Games polo shirt was such that it persuaded the Games Committee that it was time to renew for the 2017 season. That, and the fact that we had run out of the lovely orange version! So, we are delighted to be able…

New Trophies for the 2017 Games

29th Mar 2017

Silverware replaced for the 161st meeting

The Committee is delighted to unveil a number of new trophies for the 2017 Games to replace some of the older and time served silverware previously used. From left to right the Bert Hutchison Cup for the Open 90 metres; the Tom Sedgwick Trophy for the British Championship Hill Race and…

Easter Bingo Tea

22nd Mar 2017

Report from the Church Hall

If it's Wednesday it is highly likely to be a prize bingo night at the Famous Alva Games. On a bitterly cold night, over 50 people made their way down to the warmth of the Church Hall tonight for the pre Easter bingo tea when the extra seasonal treats were…

New Winners Sashes for the Open 90 Metres

23rd Feb 2017

A generous donation from our friends in Australia

Huge thanks are due to our Australian friends John Henry and his wife Maree for providing us with the Winners Sash for the Open 90 metres for the Games right through until the 165th Games in 2021. The sash has been made available to the winner of the "Big Sprint" since John…

Prize Bingo Tea Report

25th Jan 2017

Another great night in Alva

Well done to all who attended tonight's bingo tea helping towards the 161st Games by raising the sum of £316, even although numbers were just a little bit down on last month. Some great prizes again and our thanks are also extended to all who donated them and made the…