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First ever Corporate Beach Games kicks off in Newquay

First ever Corporate Beach Games kicks off in Newquay

Later this month over 200 people from a variety of Cornish companies will be battling it out at the first ever corporate Cornwall Beach Games.

The event, which was due to take place in June but postponed due to bad weather, has now merged with Cornwall College's annual Staff Beach Games and will take place at Tolcarne Beach on Friday 15 July.

The barefoot event will see 20 companies from all across Cornwall come together to compete in a series of fun and light-hearted beach-based games including volleyball, tug of war, football and a few water events, plus sand sculpture building!

The Cornwall Beach Games has been co-organised by Cornwall College, the NHS Healthy Workplace Programme and the Cornwall Sports Partnership, to give Cornish companies the chance to have some active fun outdoors with their fellow colleagues.

Rachel Faulkner, NHS Workplace Health Coordinator, comments: "We're absolutely thrilled to be able to offer such a unique event and inject a bit of fun to the end of a working week! The Beach Games is all about having some fun with your workmates, meeting new people and getting a bit more active.

"But, the event's not just for the participants; it's going to be great fun to watch as well. Plus, we're going to have a number of sideline activities taking place so there will be plenty of opportunities for members of the public to get stuck in too!

"After months of preparation, we can't wait to see it all come together and for everyone to hit the beach!"

Russell Lawrance, Director of Sport at Cornwall College, added: "It's been a pleasure to work with those involved to develop the Cornwall Beach Games.  It's something we do each year at Cornwall College and it's great that this year, albeit due to bad weather in June, we can now combine the College's event with a competition for companies across the county.

"Events like this are a fantastic way of showing that a healthy lifestyle can be fun!"

Companies lining up under starters orders include Ginsters (Callington), Coodes Solicitors (Launceston), GE Money (Truro), Bodmin Job centre (Bodmin), Coastline Housing (Camborne) and Penwith Housing Association (Penzance).

If you fancy going along to watch, the starting whistle will blow at 10am with eight different games scheduled to be played throughout the day. Then the points will be tallied and the winners announced on the beach at 5pm.