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The Active Together Workplace Challenge competitions proved to be a huge success after a great turnout at the badminton tournament on Monday February 18th, which took place at Hinckley Leisure Centre and attracted 16 pairs from six different workplaces.
The Workplace Challenge: Competition Programme is a series of inter-workplace sporting competitions for local organisations to take part in. Each competition has links with either a local sports club or “Back2″ sports programme so that participants have the option of continuing with the activity after the competition ends. The badminton competition was split into three categories with women’s, men’s and mixed doubles. In the women’s competition, Crown Hills Community College defeated Elizabeth Woodville Primary School in the final.
The men’s competition was a round robin format with Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport (LRS) dominating, winning all of their matches, with Aviva 3 just pipping Aviva 5 to second place. The mixed doubles seemed to attract the highest calibre players, and came down to the wire with three teams winning four out of their five matches. This meant it went to count back, with Crown Hills A in third, Ashmount A in second, and Crown Hills B taking the honours.
Noel Haines, from Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport, said: “We thoroughly enjoyed the badminton competition. We enjoyed some competitive matches, while also enjoying the social element of the tournament.” No doubt Crown Hills and Aviva will be back next year with their large contingent. But, until then there will be a many other opportunities to take part in workplace sport and physical activity through the Workplace Challenge. There are a vast array of other competitions including dodgeball, wheelchair basketball and softball. However spaces are filling fast, so get your team entered before it’s too late.