Welcome to the sports and events section for Sherborne Douzelage

There are a wide variety of events across the members of the Douzelage, we do hope you will be able to join us and take part. Lots of events take place annually and the dates of these can be found on the upcoming events in this section. These include:

  • Football tournaments in Susice, Czech Republic and in Sesimbra, Portugal
  • Running activities such as the Meerssen Marathon, The Netherlands; four Bridges Night Run in Skofja Loka, Slovenia, Mountain run in Bad Koetzting, Bavaria and the Bellagio Sky Race in Italy
  • Walking exchanges with Poland, the Netherlands and Ireland, as well as the Sherborne Camelot Challenge
  • Also various sports and outward bound events in Greece and Belgium.

There is even an opportunity to play Short Matt Bowls in Denmark:

Do you like playing short mat bowls? Would you like to see Jutland, the best part of Denmark? The short mat bowls players in Holstebro, our partner town in Denmark would love you to visit them. They have been to Sherborne and would like a return visit. Great prices in Best Western Hotel, or home stay if preferred and budget airline tickets. Their web site is and they have annual exchanges with a Scottish bowls club.
Interested in any of these, or other sports, please contact our Sports Coordinator.

Sports Newsletters

Douzelage Sports Newsletter April 2016



Sherborne Douzelage is very grateful to all of these organisations for their donations and for the support that they are providing to make our projects a success:

Valmeira Glass UK Ltd
Sherborne Kitchens
West Dorset District Council
Barbara Whatmore Charitable Trust
Duo Teresa Carreño
The Eastbury Hotel (Three Wishes)
Old Fosterians Association
Porter Dodson
Sherborne Abbey Festival
Sherborne Arts Link
Simon Digby Charitable Trust
Simon Digby (Sherborne) Memorial Trust
Wessex Strings
Castle Gardens
Riley’s Cycles
Aviation Training International