Sep 01

‘It’s a Knockout’ challenge for Lancashire’s young people

Young people from Lancashire have recently taken part in a team ‘It’s a Knockout’ style tournament.

The Lancashire Summer Challenge 2015 event, supported by Lancashire County Council’s Wellbeing, Prevention and Early Help Young People’s Service, and organised by the Lancashire Association of Boys and Girls Clubs (LABGC), was held at the University of Cumbria in Lancaster.

The event was a partnership between Lancashire County Council and the voluntary organisations involved to build on and to develop working relationships for the future.

14 teams of young people between the age of 12 and 19 were chosen to take part from youth clubs and youth councils across the North West. The teams competed to win trophies and the honour of being the overall winner.

The teams represented all of the 12 Lancashire districts, Blackburn YMCA, and the Youth Zones from Blackburn and Wigan.

All of the teams played against each other in six activities followed by a final challenge. The activities included a foam pit and a cannon run. The teams had an optional ‘joker’ to play allowing double points to be awarded for a particular game.

The four teams with the most points, Chorley, Ribble Valley, Wyre and Blackburn YMCA competed against each other in the final.

In the final, the four teams of 10 young people challenged in a relay to decide the winner.

'It's a Knockout' summer challenge for Lancashire's young people

Winners – Team Chorley Cobras

The Lancashire Summer Challenge 2015 winners were Team Chorley Cobras, who beat the Ribble Valley Massive team by one second.

Wyre Wanderers came third, with Blackburn YMCA achieving fourth place.

The winner’s trophy and the medals were presented by the event organisers.

Lily Abbot, from the Chorley Cobras winning team said, “It’s a Knockout was an amazing day. We built our team work skills through the difficult challenges really successfully.

“It was a fantastic way to get to know each another better and we really enjoyed it.”