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Cornish companies get healthily tactical

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A new weekly corporate tag rugby league kicked off last week, getting company employees hot under the collar and throwing themselves literally out of their comfort zone.

Cornwall Sports Partnership, in conjunction with the NHS and Cornwall’s Healthy Workplace Award, have launched the first ever corporate tag rugby league for Cornish companies at Truro Preparatory School. The hourly sessions cost £3 per player and will run every Wednesday evening at 6pm until December 8.

The perfect way to combine some fun exercise with a spot of team building and networking, the league is still open to new recruits and it doesn’t matter if your company is too small to make up a team (five to seven players), as the Cornwall Sports Partnership will find you a side to join.

There’s also no need to worry if you haven’t played before or your tag rugby skills are a little rusty because coaches from the Cornwall Sports Partnership will be on hand to show you the game and teach you all you need to know.

If you are interested in getting involved, email Lewis at the Cornwall Sports Partnership on lesanders@cornwall.gov.uk or call 07527 470537.

So far, companies getting stuck in include Cornwall Council, Winter Rule, Stephens & Scown, Volunteer Cornwall, and a newly formed team made up of employees from a number of different companies.

Coach Lewis Sanders, from the Cornwall Sports Partnership, enthuses: “We’ve had three sessions so far and it’s been absolutely brilliant. At first everyone was a little reluctant to get on the pitch but it didn’t take long before EVERYONE threw themselves fully in to the game.

“It would be brilliant to have more teams to take part to increase the challenge and competition. So, if anyone thinks that they or their organisation, department or team can take on the best that the corporate world can offer in Cornwall, it would be great to hear from them!”

Rugby Development Officer for Cornwall, Mike Bratt, says: "Tag Rugby is an excellent way for anyone to have fun and get fitter. The best part about it is that you can play at whatever pace suits you and because it’s a non-contact activity, all ages can play the game together."