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The current club was established in the early 1950s as part of the movement to revive the Wenlock Olympian Games.

This movement was led by Norman Wood, a PE teacher at William Brookes School.  The Society promotes the history and legacy of the work of William Penny Brookes, which led to a meeting with Baron de Coubertin who established the modern Olympic Games.  

The strong link between the Wenlock Games and the Olympics was recognised in 2012 which led to the mascot, Wenlock, and the recognition of the origins during the Olympics in London.  The club includes the society emblem in its logo and adopted Wenlock as its mascot.

To find out more about the Society, click here.

Wenlock Olympian Society Links: About Us
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