Rounders tournament is a big hit for work colleagues

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It was a fun-filled evening as 15 businesses came together to take part in a Workplace Challenge Rounders Competition.

Hosted at Herts Sport Village, the event was the penultimate tournament in a series of inter-workplace competitions organised by Herts Sports Partnership.

The events are part of the Workplace Challenge project which aims to encourage workers in Hertfordshire to be more active.

More than 100 people attended on the night with teams representing a variety of business from across the county including Right Direction, University of Hertfordshire, Environment Agency, Hertsmere Borough Council, Herts County Council, North and East Herts Clinical Commission Group and Herts NHS Community Health Trust.

Three groups of five teams battled it out, with Right Direction taking the title after winning all of their games.

Joint top of the table were Herts Sports Partnership who narrowly missed on the number of rounders conceded.

Commiserations go to the Nursing Department from the University of Hertfordshire, who played with pride, but unfortunately came away with the Wooden Spoon Award.

Joe Capon, project leader, said: “Generally, people of a working age, spend over 60 per cent of their week at work, often leading to a very sedentary lifestyle.

“Ill health and disability are closely linked to physical inactivity and our Workplace Challenge events give businesses the opportunity to promote and encourage their staff to keep active by taking part in sport.

For more information about the Workplace Challenge, please visit www.workplacechallenge.org.uk or contact Joe Capon on 01707 281004 or at j.capon2@herts.ac.uk