Workers told to get moving

A South Yorkshire initiative encouraging workers to become more active has been hailed a success.
A South Yorkshire initiative encouraging workers to become more active has been hailed a success.
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A South Yorkshire initiative which encourages office workers to become more active has been hailed a success.

The national South Yorkshire Sport Workplace Challenge programme was launched in January with the aim of getting workplaces across Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster in shape in just eight weeks.

This week, Rotherham Council was awarded first prize for its participation in the challenge, followed closely by Sheffield Council and Sheffield University.

Jo Drapier, development manager at South Yorkshire Sport, said: “I would like to say a big thank you to all the organisations that have donated prizes to the Workplace Challenge, as it is great to see people from South Yorkshire directly benefiting from logging their activities, alongside seeing the benefits of being physically active.

“Now that the national eight-week challenge has ended, South Yorkshire Sport will be offering local activity logging challenges at different times across the year, so please keep an eye out on the South Yorkshire Workplace Challenge website for more details coming soon.”

Rotherham Council were awarded a table tennis set for its efforts while Barnsley-based The Symphony Group scooped a signed Barnsley FC football after taking top spot in the organisation with the most employees signed up category.

n For details about the event, see workplacechallenge.org.uk