Last night, Wednesday 13th July, 20 teams from businesses and workplaces across the county battled it out in the 3rd annual Northamptonshire Sport Business Games at Moulton College.
After the success of the first two annual Business Games events, this year 160 competitors took part compared to 100 last year. Over half of the teams this year were new to the event with teams such as Pets at Home and RML Group from Wellingborough taking part in their first business games. At the other end of the scale, Parklands Primary School are committed attendees at workplace challenge events now having entered a team in every competition since the programme launched three years ago. They just can’t stay away!
Each team, made up of 8 players, sported a different colour t-shirt to represent their business and took part in five different sports and challenges, including Netball, Walking Football, Bowls, Touch Rugby and a Team Challenge. Teams rotated around all the sports, getting to play against different opposition each time.
After an evening of heated competition and great sportsmanship, all their efforts were rewarded with a hog roast prior to the unveiling of the results.
Northamptonshire Business Games Winners
Northampton School for Boys clinched first place, much to the disappointment of Everyone Active who had been reigning champions for the last 2 years.
Pets at Home 9SDC warriors) came in 2nd place and Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust came in 3rd place
Northamptonshire Business Games Competition Winners
Pets at Home (Hoggy’s Heroes): first overall in the Netball Competition
DHL Supply Chain: first overall in the Touch Rugby Competition
Woodland View Primary School: first overall in the Bowls Competition
Pets at Home (SDC Warriors): first overall in the Walking Football Competition
Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust: first overall in the Team Challenge Competition.
Parklands Primary School were awarded the Most Improved Team, this was judged on last year’s scores for those that took part in 2015. Waendel Leisure Centre were awarded a prize for the best photo and Ball & Young Ltd were awarded a prize for the best team at the Team Challenge event.
Organised by Northamptonshire Sport, the Business Games are part of their Workplace Challenge Programme, a national programme from County Sports Partnership Network funded by Sport England which aims to engage workplaces in sport and physical activity.
The next event in Northamptonshire Sport’s Workplace Challenge Programme is the Tennis Competition on Tuesday 26th July. For information on other competitions taking part, go to:
List of Teams that took part in the Northamptonshire Business Games:
ACS Team - 2 teams
Aspirations Wellbeing - 2 teams
Ball & Young Ltd
Bugbrooke Community Primary School - Badgers
DHL Supply Chain - Blood Sweat and Beers
Everyone Active Daventry
NGHospital NHS Trust - The Wellbeing Warriors
Northampton Leisure Trust - Lings Forum
Northampton School For Boys - Science and Co
Park Inn By Radisson Northampton - Park Inn
Parklands Primary School - Parklands Panthers
Pets At Home - 2 teams
Rml Group - RML Group
St Marys Catholic Primary School - St Marys
Waendel Leisure Centre
Woodland View Primary School - The View
Notes for Editors
About Northamptonshire Sport
One of 45 County Sports Partnerships, Northamptonshire Sport is a partnership of local and national organisations working together to provide opportunities for people to participate in sport, physical activity and recreation in Northamptonshire. The Northamptonshire Sport Core Team is hosted by Northamptonshire County Council and its activities are funded through Sport England Lottery grant and by local and national partners.
Northamptonshire Sport is committed to ensuring that sport, physical activity and recreation across Northamptonshire is both safe and inclusive.