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Campaigners say warm weather promises early start to conker season

In Uncategorized on August 27, 2016 by kmflett

pCampaign for Real Conkers

Against bans on conker playing

Press Release August 27th Contact Keith Flett, 07803 167266

Campaigners say warm weather promises early start to conker season

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The Campaign for Real Conkers, the group that opposes bans on conker playing, has said that warm summer weather means one of the earliest starts ever a conker season this year. Traditionally the season gets underway on August Bank Holiday Monday but it is usually several weeks into September before sufficient conkers have fallen to allow games to start.

In 2016 trees in many areas have excellent conker crops and recent winds have seen handfuls fall already.

The campaign believes that conkers is a game that is free to all play and should also be free of rules and regulations whether imposed in contests or petty bureaucrats who argue wrongly that playing conkers is in some way dangerous.

Campaign organiser Keith Flett said, 2016 looks like being a bumper year for conkers and a further chance for the traditional game to fight back against screen based attractions.

The Campaign for Real Conkers promotes free for all conker playing across the UK an alternative event to the World Conker Championships on Sunday October 9th where it encourages people to have a go at playing conkers without the need for rules, regulations and teams.

Where We Stand

The CFRC believes that conkers is one of the few sports that can be played for free. All that is required is a conker and some string.

It is opposed to championships, rules, regulations and commercial sponsorship.

It seeks to encourage young people to play conkers. It should not be the preserve purely of those of mature years

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