Fit4Work Games is launched

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Local workplaces have been challenged to see who’s “Best in the West” in the third annual West Norfolk Fit4Work Games!

Registration is now open for all businesses ready to take on the Games, which will be held from 6-10pm on Wednesday, March 18 at Alive Lynnsport.

Businesses will be competing in four competitions: Football, Badminton, Netball and Fitness Triathlon, which includes cycling, rowing, and treadmill.

Last year’s men’s badminton winners Cooper Roller Bearings have signed up to the 2015 Games with an eye on retaining their title. Gary Hellard from Cooper Roller Bearings said: “We’ve taken part the last two years and it’s always an enjoyable evening. It’s a nice mix of competition and fun.”

The Games have become a popular fixture in West Norfolk business calendars, with over 400 people taking part over the last two years. Workplaces can enter any number of teams for each of the events and the cost of entry is just £10 per team, per sport. 

Alive Leisure board member Councillor Elizabeth Nockolds said: “The Fit4Work Games is an event organised jointly by Alive Leisure and Active Norfolk.

“The Games encourages employers to get their staff to take part in activities that will improve their physical health and therefore their productivity, motivation and attendance at work. It’s also a brilliant way to meet people and make new friends.”

Fit4Work is a free workplace health scheme that provides employers access to a wide range of opportunities to engage, inspire and help improve employees’ overall health and physical activity levels.

Katie Tierney, Fit4Work Project Officer, said: “I’m really excited about this year’s event. The Games is a great opportunity for local businesses to enjoy some team bonding and networking whilst getting active.”

Teams are men only and women only, and trophies are up for grabs in each of the sports. The winning teams will be entered into a draw to win free entry to the county-wide Fit4Work Corporate Games, which will take place on Friday, June 12 at UEA Sportspark in Norwich.

Full details and registration are available on www.workplacechallenge.org.uk.