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Cornish Companies enjoy some fun in the sun at the 2016 Cornwall Beach Games

2016 Beach Games

Perranporth Beach was turned into a hub of sporting competition as the 2016 Cornwall Beach Games took place.

Held on Friday 13th May from 3pm, 15 teams from businesses across Cornwall came together to compete in a series of sporting activities such as Volleyball, Netball, Rounder's, Tug of War, plus the famous Sandcastle Building Competition.

The event co-organised by the Cornwall Sports Partnership, Health Promotions' Healthy Workplace Programme gives Cornish Companies the chance to have some active fun outdoors with their fellow colleagues.

Bruce Lockie, Physical Activity Lead at the Cornwall Sports Partnership said: ''This is the sixth year that the Cornwall Sports Partnership in partnership with the Health Promotion Service has run the beach games, providing an afternoon different sports for local workplaces. This year included some new businesses taking part in the games for the first time including; Devon & Cornwall Police, Twelves Company and Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The games is a fantastic opportunity to see businesses away from their core work and engaging in physical activity and promoting their staff's wellbeing'.

During the closing ceremony, all teams received a Beach Games pennant to remember the day with the top 3 teams presented with an award to celebrate their achievements.  In third place was H Tempest, Second was Francis Clark and the winners were Planning and Enterprise (Cornwall Council).

Alison Johnson from winning team Planning and Enterprise at Cornwall Council said: 'A fun, well organised event. We took part in some games we hadn't played in years; got creative with sand sculpting and fought hard in the tug of war (I still have bruises to prove it!). There was some tough competition, so were very excited when we were announced as the winners'.

Devon & Cornwall Police - Sandcastle Winners

Winners of the famous Sandcastle Building Competition went to Devon & Cornwall Police with a fantastic crime scene sculpture.

Rachel Faulkner, NHS Workplace Health Coordinator (, commented: 'Another fantastic event - the 2016 Cornwall Beach Games!  We are very proud to be a partner of the event and are thrilled that so many local companies get involved and join in and support the event.  It is a great opportunity for local companies to promote the health and wellbeing of staff as well as a great team building activity plus to have lots of fun.  Can't wait until next year! Hope more and more local companies will join in.

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