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Posted on Jul 20 2022 by Fiona Bailey

Six members of the St Andrew’s team have proven their sporting prowess by coming third in a competition against other organisations from around the county.

Tom Bodkin, Ken Ainsworth, Samuel Ahrens, Dominic Carlisle, Dani Waples and Heather Lockley were limbering up to take part in the Northamptonshire Sport Business Games 2022.

The event, which took place at Moulton College on Thursday, July 14, was hosted by Northamptonshire Sport, a charity which specialises in encouraging physical activity and boosting health and wellbeing across the county.

The organisation delivers sport participation events, physical activity programmes and wellbeing projects, and supports local groups in Northamptonshire.

Joanna Danvers, Event Manager from Northamptonshire Sport said: “We run all sorts of sport participation events and physical activity programmes, but the Northamptonshire Sport Business Games is a firm favourite. I think the organisations involved welcome a little friendly competitiveness, and people rarely get the chance to take part in group sports together.

“In addition, we’re encouraging people to get active. By the end of the night, everyone had a big smile on their face as the endorphins from exercising had well and truly kicked in.”

160 people from 20 teams took part in this year’s event which involved a series of activities that this year included, Boccia, Hobby Horse Show Jumping and Disc Golf as well as the more known sports of volleyball and athletics.

St Andrew’s Healthcare came third behind Woodland View Primary School which is based in Grange Park, while the modular buildings company The Qube came in first place.

Tom Bodkin, who is a Sports and Exercise Therapist at St Andrew’s, said: “We’re thrilled that we came in third place.

“The event was such good fun and everyone really enjoyed it. It felt good to be out in the sun, getting some exercise while taking part in some friendly competitiveness. I would highly recommend getting involved in this event next year.

“The team were really proud to represent St Andrew’s Healthcare and it was great to network with other local companies, finding out what they do and sharing all the positive news from our charity.”