HASSRA WM - Expressions of Interest

Would you like to attend the HASSRA July or September Festival?


Want more info?

Please read on for details & how to apply for ‘OPEN EVENTS’......


Held yearly in July & September, the National Festivals offer the opportunity for HASSRA members to participate in a variety of sport, crafts & games.

They are open to all HASSRA members including Retired & National Associate Members (previous DWP employees who have left DWP & continued their membership).

Held at the University of Warwick, Coventry with all 12 HASSRA regions sending parti­cipants, amounting to around 500/600 members attending each Festival!

Most events run on Saturday (some on Friday also) with accom­moda­tion/­meals provided by HASSRA from Friday – Sunday. The majority of attendees stay both Friday/­Saturday nights, some stay one night & a few simply attend their event. Travel expenses are met by HASSRA.

Saturday evening includes 3 course meal, Presentation to Winners & disco until late. It is a truly fantastic weekend & the atmosphere is amazing!


3-5th July Festival features:

Give Us A Clue
Coarse Angling
Craft Workshop *OPEN EVENT*
Flat Green Bowls
General Knowledge Quiz
Gym Based Triathlon *OPEN EVENT*
Men’s 5-a-side Football
Footgolf *OPEN EVENT*
Fitness / Swim Workshop *OPEN EVENT*



11th - 13th September Festival features:

Martial Arts Taster (taster - no qualifier needed)
Mixed Touch Rugby
Photography *OPEN EVENT*
Sports Quiz
Table Tennis
Ten Pin Bowling
Pictionary *OPEN EVENT*

There’s quite a variety of events to choose from!



Normally competitors attend a regional qualifying event & are subsequently chosen from that (usually by winning) to represent our region at the Festivals, (please look out for email circulation of those events & on our HASSRA West Midlands Facebook page where all the events are advertised under the ’events’ calendar).

OPEN EVENTS however, give members the opportunity to attend a Festival WITHOUT attending a regional qualifier, members can simply apply via EOI to participate in any ‘open event’ listed above for a potential place at a Festival! *Every event does have a maximum number of competitors/­attendees it can accommodate due to all 12 regions sending attendees for every event.

THEREFORE – If you would like to be considered for a place in any of the ‘Open Events’ listed above for either the July or September Festivals, or the Martial Arts Taster –

Please email to register your interest, stating your name, HASSRA number & which Open Event/­Martial Arts Taster to:



(Ensure you remove email block, or you can reply from a personal email)

Events are open to Male & Female members of any ability!


Deadline to register interest:

For JULY Festival: Before FRIDAY 1st MAY

For SEPTEMBER Festival: Before FRIDAY 26th JUNE

*Should more entries be received than the maximum number allowed, names will be drawn from a hat by an independent party to ensure everyone gets a fair chance, with successful candidates notified within 5 days of draw. If you will be on AL around this notification period please supply a personal email address to ensure you receive confir­mation, unsuccessful applications will also be responded to & placed on a reserve list in order of draw.

**Entries received after these deadlines will not be included.


All our events are on our HASSRA West Midlands Facebook Page

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