South Yorkshire Companies Bid to be Crowned Business Games Champion

14th October 2014

Companies and organisations across South Yorkshire are being encouraged to go for gold at the region's first Workplace Challenge Business Games.

South Yorkshire Sport's Business Games 2014 will see teams of employees take part in sports including rounders, dodgeball, touch rugby and dryathlon. The new event, which is supported by SIV, will take place at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre on Friday 28 November. Teams pay a deposit of £5 to enter, which can be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support at the end of the event. Nigel Harrison, chief executive of South Yorkshire Sport, said: -The South Yorkshire Workplace Challenge Business Games is now officially open for entries and we're encouraging business and organisations from the region to get involved. -We're delighted to have joined forces with SIV and Macmillan Cancer Support to host a range of fun and competitive activities for colleagues to represent their workplace and bid to be crowned the South Yorkshire Business Games champion. -But the best thing about this event is you don't need any experience to take part. It's about helping workplaces to get fit, healthy and active together as part of our Workplace Challenge project. Workplace Challenge - a free online platform enabling people to log all of their physical activity is a national scheme run locally by South Yorkshire Sport to promote sport, physical activity and health improvements in workplaces. Nigel added: -One of South Yorkshire Sport's key objectives is encouraging companies and employees to become more active. The Business Games is a great example of how we are achieving this in partnership with Workplace Challenge. Hot food and refreshments will be included within the £5 team entry deposit. For more information please contact Lucy Broad by emailing lucy.broad@wysport.co.uk or visit http://www.workplacechallenge.org.uk/southyorkshire/.

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