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Catsfield farmer launches first Sussex Christmas tree throwing championships

17th November 2021


Sussex’s first ever Christmas Tree Throwing Competition takes place this weekend at Catsfield Christmas Tree Farm in Battle.

The event will take place between 4pm and 6pm on Sunday 21st November and will involve participants throwing an six-foot Norway Spruce as far as possible.

The winner will take home a £100 cash prize or a tree up to 8 foot tall and the runner up will receive a pot-grown tree.

The competition will take place in the yard adjacent to the Farm’s festive shop. Competitors can have three attempts. The competition is open to 16 and overs. There is no need to register in advance.

The winner will be announced at 6pm or earlier depending on the number of competitors.

Founder of Catsfield Christmas Tree Farm Clive Collins said: “Christmas tree throwing is a tradition in other countries but, as far as we know, there has never been a competition in Sussex. So we thought it would be a bit of fun to hold one on our farm and would help people to get into the Christmas spirit.

“We believe the world record is 12 metres so it will be really interesting to see how good people are in Sussex and the techniques they try. We do recommend people bring gloves as Christmas trees are a little prickly.”

Catsfield Christmas Tree Farm has been operating in East Sussex for over 30 years and has one simple mission – to provide the best-quality trees in Sussex at the best possible prices. The team understands the importance of good customer service and delivering the complete Christmas experience to customers.



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