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It's kick off for the Preston City Games

05 April 2013

Lyndsey Boardman

First business registers for business sporting event

Football kits are ready at Metro Travels, Preston, who is the first business to register to compete in the Preston City Games on Saturday 8 June.

The multi-sport one day event is aimed at businesses in Preston and surrounding areas, and will see individuals and teams competing in nine different sports. You don’t have to be of Olympic standard – joining in and having fun are the main aims of the games.

Working in partnership, the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and Preston City Council want the business community to come together to participate in sport and physical activity, utilising the city’s first class facilities and sports infrastructure.

Jimmy Khan, head of sport and leisure at Preston City Council, said: “This is a fantastic legacy of the Guild and will build on the enormous success of last year’s Corporate Games.

“I would encourage all local businesses to follow Metro Travels’ lead and sign up and take part in the Preston City Games. Not only is it a chance for people to compete and achieve success in sport, it is a chance for us as a city to show, once again, exactly what Preston can achieve by working together.”

“This is a great opportunity to recreate that amazing Guild community spirit of 2012, and a fantastic staff morale booster. I can’t wait to start training and find out which other local businesses will be our competition.”

Managing Director of Metro Travels, Bilal Majoo, added: “As soon as I heard about the Preston City Games I spoke to my colleagues about getting a team together.

“This is a great opportunity to recreate that amazing Guild community spirit of 2012, and a fantastic staff morale booster. I can’t wait to start training and find out which other local businesses will be our competition!”

Speaking at the games’ launch event Dr Adrian Ibbetson, Academic Director of Sport at UCLan, said: “We see this very much as a legacy from the European City of Sport and Guild year. This is an opportunity to further promote participation in sport and physical activity from our business community which has positives for both the individual and the organisations involved.”

The deadline for registration is Friday 17 May so get your team together, join Metro Travels and don’t miss out!

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