This year, the Stoke and Staffordshire Corporate Games 2018 is coming to the heart of Stoke-on-Trent. Yes, you read that right - and we're hugely excited, to say the least.
What are the Corporate Games you say? Well, founded in Toronto in 1985 by Dr Maureen Johnston, the Founder of the World Masters Games, this exciting annual spectacle was created to give workers of every age and ability the opportunity to play sport on a global basis, represent a team and be proud to be part of a multisport-based celebration for businesses, organisations, institutions and societies of every size, shape and style.
Due to its popularity, it wasn't long before the UK Corporate Games was created, which was incredibly well-received from the outset. As momentum picked up, more businesses entered the arena, more regional events were created and now it’s the most prestigious annual event in the corporate team building calendar.
And yes, in case you missed it, this year's games are coming to the heart of Stoke-on-Trent. It’s going to be huge.
Taking place from 21st to 24th June, at least 23 local businesses have registered to take part in a host of amazing sporting events over the four-day festival, with a total of 4,000 keen competitors expected to take part. Of course, the likes of Bet 365 and Vodafone have entered, along with plenty of other innovative local businesses.
With events including table tennis, basketball and badminton right the way through to dragon boating and ten-pin bowling on the menu, this year's games promise to be action-packed with the Potteries’ best sporting spaces serving as a worthy backdrop.
Excited? You can check the full programme of events out here.
Not only this but the mighty Britannia Stadium, home of Stoke City FC, will be hosting the World Corporate Cup of Soccer on 20th May 2018 - supported by the one and only Gordon Banks OBE - more on that very soon.
Like the City of Culture Bid, we’re going to keep you up to date with the latest news and happenings on this year’s local Corporate Games - so don’t miss out.
If you’re taking part in the games, please let us know by leaving a comment on our Facebook page.
More to follow soon.