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News Corporate 20th Jul 2017

Freeths first foray into the corporate games

Earlier this month, Team Freeths competed in the UK Corporate Games, held in Nottingham. This exciting annual event is Europe’s largest multi-sports festival for businesses. The games are a wonderful opportunity to enhance company togetherness and express corporate wellbeing through sport, competition and fun.

Staying in the “games village”, participants from Freeths enjoyed glorious sunshine and impressive displays from the firm’s sports stars. They were proud to be one of the few organisations with more than 100 entrants at this unique event. Taking place around some of Nottingham’s best-loved sporting venues, Freeths encouraged their staff from across all 11 offices to join together as football, netball and hockey teams, squash players, dragon boat racers, runners, go-karters, poker players, cyclists, tennis players and golfers.

This exciting weekend of sport saw high emotions, excellent performances and crowds of enthusiastic supporters cheering on the competitors. Team Freeths enjoyed a party atmosphere and the chance to relive their student days, with some staying on-campus in University halls. With 23 different sports to take part in, it was the perfect opportunity for some cross-office collaboration and good old-fashioned team building.

Colin Flanagan, Chairman at Freeths, commented:

“Freeths is a truly great place to work and, by encouraging corporate and individual wellbeing through sport, The Corporate Games encompasses our Freethinking values. It was inspiring to see our staff come together from all 11 offices to take part in this high quality event.”

Never to be outdone on dedication, nearly half of the Freeths London office came up as members of the mixed netball team. Equally, the six-a-side football team saw a team effort from many varied corners of the firm. At Wollaton Park, Freeths’ Lindsey Clegg led the chase and won her category in running – while the squash team showed off their skills at the state-of-the-art David Ross Sports Village and won a silver medal.

Meanwhile, on a distant gold course, Freeths’ IT expert Amanda Grattan won not just one, but both rounds of the women’s golf. There were also dramatic scenes at the final of the hockey, where Freeths put up a spirited fight only to lose 1-0 in the final seconds of the game. As the light faded on Sunday evening, Freeths’ Jon Smart and Lorna Trimble enjoyed an excellent 6-1 victory in the final of the tennis mixed doubles. The jury is still out on whether they’ll be accepting their invite to the World Corporate Games in Houston…

Overall a fantastic weekend for Team Freeths – they can’t wait for the next one.

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