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Centenary 2021

On 4 November 2021, CSSC will be 100 years old. To mark the occasion we’ll be reflecting on our history and past achievements throughout next year and we need your help.

Find out how you share your memories and become part of our legacy for the next 100 years.

Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Gloucester greeting CSSC members and board members

CSSC's Kensington Palace Centenary Event

On the 15 September 2021, we celebrated CSSC's Centenar at Kensington Palace, hosted by our patron, HRH The Duchess of Gloucester. We have enjoyed patronage from The Royal family since our formation and continue to celebrate this long-standing relationship. 

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Founders' Day

On the 4 November 2021, CSSC marks its 100 anniversary. To help celebrate this occasion, we are encouraging all of our members to take a break.

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100 Years of CSSC

Centenary Merchandise

 Celebrate CSSC's centenary with our exclusive centenanry clothing range from Kukri and book, 100 Years of CSSC.

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Give Voice to Our Values | Writing Competitions

We're giving our members another chance to wow us with your literary prowess.

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Centenary Voices

Tune in to a new podcast every other Wednesday as we learn about the rich history of CSSC, it's members and volunteers.

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Our Heritage

Step back in time and explore some of the key milestones and events that shaped our history as far back as 1863.

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Share your stories

We’re searching for all the best stories from CSSC members and volunteers, past and present, to help us share the extraordinary journey of CSSC through the last 100 years. And we’d love to hear from you.

Our window for submissions is soon closing so, if you have story you're excited to share, be sure to let us know before it's too late!

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Centenary 2021 | Newsfeed

Bitesized instalments of history, from various accounts of individuals who have been influenced by CSSC in a positive way at some point in their lives.

Step into their shoes and relive some key moments in the shaping of CSSC's illustrious history.

Civil Service Athletic Sports | The Early Years
Civil Service Athletic Sports | The Early Years
18th Mar 2021

Follow the story of our protagonist, Guy Pym, dating back to 1859 and his involvement with the first ever Civil Service Athletic Sports. This article was compiled with assistance from Peter Radford, athletics historian.

A Trip Down Memory Lane | Centenary Fact Friday
A Trip Down Memory Lane | Centenary Fact Friday
09th Mar 2021

Join Janis Cammell, OBE, as she looks back at the Civil Service Drama Federation, and its influence on herself and other young entrants from the mid-60s onwards.

The 1978 Yearbook | Centenary Fact Friday
The 1978 Yearbook | Centenary Fact Friday
09th Mar 2021

1978 marked the inception of one of our prestigious awards, the Merit Award. This continues to be a special honour at current day award evenings to this day.

"The Civil Service Sports Council is not some distant group of is....a great voluntary association for the sole purpose of making life fuller and more enjoyable"
“There is quite a story unfolding all the time about the achievements of our members in every form of sport”
“Organisations like ours can only flourish on the back of the efforts of countless volunteers......”
“There can be little doubt that organised sport in the Service will achieve a good start, and, let us hope, will never look back”.
“A special aura surrounds 1921, the year in which the Council was born”
“It is rather a romantic story of dreaming, of endeavour and of final success”.

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