Active Workplace Games October 2018:

On Monday 8 October, Walbottle Campus was taken over by more than 60 women from across Tyne & Wear, who descended upon the sports hall to take part in the This Girl Can Active Workplace Games.

Six teams from five different business across Tyne & Wear attended the event, to take part in seven different sporting challenges, including handball, rowing, netball and cycling.

In a closely fought competition, it was ‘Team 2’ from CSSC who claimed the top spot, closely followed by the runners up from Foundation of Light.

Wendy from CSSC said, “The event was extremely well organised, the individual leads controlled each event well; they were knowledgeable about their area and made the event fun.”

The Games were organised by Tyne & Wear Sport to provide companies with a way to encourage their employees to get active in a fun competition that also has very positive benefits for the businesses.

Rachel, also from CSSC said, “We had a great evening! The organisers were full of enthusiasm, we can’t wait for the next one!”

Rebecca Bennett from Tyne & Wear Sport said, "This is the second This Girl Can event we’ve run for businesses.  The aim of the event was to give women a chance to engage in a fun evening of sport related challenges whilst having the opportunity to socialise with their friends and colleagues.  Keeping fit isn’t necessarily about being sporty, and that’s what we wanted to promote: that keeping active can be a great way to also have fun in a social and relaxed environment.”

The teams competing were: CSSC, Environment Agency (The Green Machine), Foundation of Light, Stagecoach (Sassy Stagecoach Lasses) and Virgin Money.