A tough Start to the year 2020 ……

We hope to be able to post information about any events that may be able to happen in 2020 but at the moment with the Covid 19 situation it doesn’t look too promising.


We wish our members and supporters a safe time during theses sad times….Stay Safe!


2020 is compounded as well by having to report on the loss of two of our Judges:

David Ling – former Federation Chairman, Judge and Coach of Woodton Tug of War Club who passed in December 2019, and was buried in January 2020, earlier in the year,


and now Glyn Lawrence – Long time Federation Judge and former pulling member of Holland Tug of War Club, who sadly passed on 25th April, falling victim to the Corona virus,

At such difficult times our thoughts are with the families of our lost members, gone but not forgotten!

Federation Officials at the 2013 National Championships

Federation Officials at the 2013 National Championships

Federation 2019 Inter Counties Championships at Heckington Show 28th July

What a great day at Heckington Show as 9 teams weighed in for the competition. Sadly the main organiser was not able to attend and we all wish Dave Ling a speedy recovery. Big thanks to those who made the day a success: Judges Kevin Wilson John Lennon and Henk Kruse and recorder Laura, and thank you to Fiona Wrisberg for taking some great photos: 

With 9 teams taking part it made some great 6 and 7 team competitions in the five weight classes, with Gold Medals going: 2 to Bedfordshire, 2 to Essex and 1 to Shropshire.

See Results page for full results of the Gold Silver and Bronze Medals!

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Federation AGM – Sunday 31st March – Burntwood Rugby Club

At the AGM yesterday discussions took place about the forthcoming season, during which, views expressed previously from representatives of Triple F Diesel Power and LCS concluded that it is hoped Triple F will be able to run an event in the South and Diesel Power in the North, any and all teams will be welcome to attend but both venues and dates are to be confirmed.

All were agreed that the Inter Counties event will go ahead as planned at Heckington Show on Sunday 28th July. Teams will Need to contact Dave Ling in advance to request entry tickets as per usual.

In other business, after reports from officers and the Treasurers financial report, Kevin Wilson was elected as Vice Chairman to serve with Shaun Jose continuing as Chairman, Steve Gardner as Treasurer and Social Media Correspondent and Dave Ling as Inter Counties Heckington Show Organiser. Henk Kruse is thanked for his work and support as retiring Vice Chairman

AGM 31st March – 11am

If you are attending the AGM would you please give Shaun Jose a heads up, so we know if we have enough coffee and biscuits laid on…Sunday 31st March 11am at Burntwood Rugby Club…..


2019 AGM – Sunday 31st March 11am

2019 AGM – Sunday 31st March at 11am

Venue: Burntwood Rugby Club, The Sportsway, Burntwood, Staffordshire WS73PH

Any items of business should be forwarded to Shaun Jose in writing before the day

At the meeting the nature of the fixture list and Championships will be discussed and then afterwards announced!

The Federation Championships (Cancelled) 26th August

Just a note to remind anyone who is not aware:

The 2018 Federation season has now concluded, and some dates had to be cancelled due to circumstances beyond their control.

This includes the Championships event set of Sunday 26th August – it too is cancelled!


The Fixture list for the 2019 season will be announced later in the year!

A great day in Lincolnshire – Federation Inter Counties 2018

The 2018 Federation Inter Counties Championships at Heckington Show, Lincolnshire- Sunday 29th July

This event turned out to be a very lively affair with all weights hotly contested…..Well done to David Ling for organising the event!

Eight teams took part in this years Inter. I unties: LCS – West Midlands, Wymondham A and B – Norfolk, Royal Marines and the Royal Navy – Devon, Hadleigh – Essex, Harmston – Lincs, Diesel Power – Shropshire with Six Counties represented!

Judges: David Ling, John Lennon and Kevin Wilson.

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Gold Diesel Power Silver Wymondham A Bronze Wymondham B

Gold Diesel Power Silver Royal Marines Bronze Wymondham A

Gold Diesel Power Silver Royal Marines Bronze Wymondham A

Gold LCS Silver Wymondham A Bronze Royal Marines

Gold LCS. Silver Royal Marines Bronze Hadleigh