UK Mobile Phone Throwing Championships

By Hazel Last edited 153 months ago
UK Mobile Phone Throwing Championships

Almost everyone who owns a mobile phone has either accidentally or very deliberately thrown their contraption across great distances - and if you haven't managed to do something destructive to your telecommunications gadget, then you're not using it properly.

The urge to hurl is so potent, the throwing of phones has now been turned into a sporting event: the first mobile throwing championships took place in Finland at the turn of the millennium and reached our shores last year. This year, the UK Mobile Phone Throwing championships will be held in London on Sunday 20 August 2006. The Tooting Bec Athletics Track will be hosting the telecommunications trashing event, from 2.00pm to 7.00pm.

Entry to the competition costs £5.00 and this allows you three attempts in the Championships as well as entry to any other competitions on the day. Do NOT throw your own phones, no matter how tempted you may feel - phones will be provided for all Championship events. However, anyone and everyone attending the day are encouraged to bring old and unwanted phones to donate to ActionAid Recycling, an organisation that collects ink and toner cartridges, mobile phones and PDAs for recycling to raise funds for the charity ActionAid.

The UK Mobile Phone Throwing Championships - Sunday 20 August, 2.00pm to 7.00pm, Tooting Bec Athletics Track. To enter, go to the website here.

Last Updated 27 June 2006