With the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games on Hertfordshire’s doorstep and the importance of staying healthy at work, now is the ideal time to take part in the inaugural Herts is Ready for Winners Corporate Games.

The event will take place on 18 July 2011 from 9am until 3.30pm at Gosling Sports Park in Welwyn Garden City.  Organised by the Hertfordshire is Ready for Winners Partnership and Gosling Sports Park and supported by the NHS and Saracens Foundation, this exciting new event will bring teams together from across the county for a competitive, yet fun packed day.

Some of the sports included are five-a-side football, kwik cricket, doubles tennis and an athletics finale.  Teams representing businesses from across the county will have a chance to meet new people, network, promote their services and get back into sport.

Whilst attending one of the Partnership’s business events last month, silver Olympic medallist Mark Richardson said, "This is a fabulous initiative by the Hertfordshire is Ready for Winners Partnership to increase participation and get the business people of Hertfordshire doing more exercise.  Wellbeing in the workplace has obvious benefits and it is great to see people getting involved and competing in an event which is fun too."  Mark won a bronze medal in Barcelona (1992) and silver in Atlanta (1996) both in the 4x400m relay.

Derrick Ashley, Hertfordshire County Council’s Executive Member for Planning and Chairman of the Hertfordshire is Ready for Winners Board, said, “this event offers Hertfordshire businesses great opportunities for playing competitive sport, keeping fit, having a day out of the office, networking and exploring the synergies between sport and business.”

An entry of seven people per team is required.  Entry costs only £125 per team and includes all sporting activities, equipment, lunch and a t-shirt. Places are limited and the event has already received a lot of interest, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available for companies wishing to boost their profile further. For further information on sponsorship opportunities, the Hertfordshire is Ready for Winners Partnership or the Corporate Games, please contact herts2012@hertscc.gov.uk or 01992 555364. 

Booking forms are available for download from the Partnership’s website www.hertsisreadyforwinners.co.uk.  Teams need bags of enthusiasm and a good team spirit to prove their company is the very best in Herts.