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Photo gallery: Welly wanging, peg-throwing and Jamaican dodgeball at Hampstead Heath’s Alternative Commonwealth Games

PUBLISHED: 16:45 16 July 2014 | UPDATED: 16:45 16 July 2014

Children play a tug-of-war in the Alternative Commonwealth Games at Hampstead Heath on Sunday (July 13). Picture: Dieter Perry

Children play a tug-of-war in the Alternative Commonwealth Games at Hampstead Heath on Sunday (July 13). Picture: Dieter Perry

Dieter Perry

Some of Hampstead Heath’s more adventurous visitors took part in a range of unusual sports in the Alternative Commonwealth Games on Sunday (July 13).

Revellers of all ages were invited to try their hands at Scottish shinty, welly wanging and classic Aussie rules football as part of the City of London Festival’s festival to highlight the upcoming Commonwealth Games, which begin in Glasgow next week.

Other quirky sports taken from across the participating nations included South African peg-throwing game juksei and Jamaican dodgeball variant dandy shandy.

The sporting events were coupled with live music, featuring Melodians Steel Orchestra, as well as food and storytelling spanning the length of the Commonwealth.

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