Over 350 Employees take over Perranporth Beach

Beach Games

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

Held on Friday 18th May, 34 teams from businesses across Cornwall came together to compete in a series of sporting activities such as Volleyball, Netball, Rounder's, Beach Clean, Team Building Skills, Tug of War, plus the 'world famous' Sandcastle
Building Competition.

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

Lewis Sanders, Beach Games organiser from the Cornwall Sports Partnership said: ''The event was a brilliant opportunity for businesses and workplaces to take part in physical activity in an informal setting and create a good team building environment.  It was great to see a record number of  people enjoying the event and I am sure people will still be talking about the Cornwall Beach Games for weeks to come."

Charlotte Chapman from Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust team said: "I attended the Cornwall Beach Games at Perranporth beach for the first time; it was relaxed, well organised, fun and a great team building exercise. I took part in team sports I haven't played since being at School (a long time ago) but it reminded me of how much I enjoyed it then, particularly rounder's. The sun was also shining which definitely helped add to the entertainment."

Rachel Faulkner, NHS Workplace Health Coordinator commented: "The 2018 Annual Cornwall Beach Games was again a great success with 34 teams entering representing many local workplaces across Cornwall, most who are engaged in the Healthy Workplace Award scheme which promotes the health and wellbeing of staff.  This year it was truly fantastic to see so many teams entering, our most ever and shows what a great event it is promote health, increase physical activity levels, boost morale and bring teams together.  We are delighted to see the games develop and grow year on year and look forward to next year's games and continuing our partnership working with the Cornwall Sports Partnership team."