11-06-2008 | BARDEN CORPORATION | PLYMOUTH UK
Battling against local businesses and two other Schaeffler Group teams, The Barden Corporation once again dominated the scoreboards at their second annual It's a Knockout competition.
Five teams from Barden took part in the fun-packed extravaganza this June, joined by teams from Schaeffler UK and LUK. As part of the event contenders had to complete several inflatable games against the clock. The majority of teams dressed to a theme and pirates, nurses, characters from Grease and even bright blue Smurfs could be seen running around the event ground!
Under typically cloudy British skies, friends and families of the contestants turned up to cheer their teams on. The seven games saw contenders dressing as kangaroos, completing oversized Rubik's Cube puzzles, flinging themselves through inflatable letterboxes and diving headfirst into a pool of wet foam. Despite most being wet by the end of the day, all the teams reported enjoying the experience.
Barden Sports and Social Club Secretary, Lissa Hale, commented: "This is only the second time Barden has taken part in the It's a Knockout competition, but each year the enthusiasm is overwhelming. Everyone was looking forward to taking part and it was amazing to see them throwing themselves into all of the games and having such a good time."
She added: "We were really pleased that Schaeffler UK and LUK put teams together for the competition. I think they've caught the "Knockout" bug now and will join us again for next year's event!"
A total of eleven teams took part in this event, including some from local organisations, The College of St Mark and St John, Plymouth Argaum Rugby Club and Fine Tubes Ltd. The overall winners of the trophy shield were 'We Are Legends' from Barden. Each team member was also presented with a commemorative medal.
It's a Knockout winning team, We Are Legends.
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