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Date added: 02 June 2008

Rising to the Challenge 

Challenge Swindon 2008 a great success!
 
Swindon was alive with sporting action this weekend, as the 2008 Festival of Sport got the whole town on their feet.
 
From beach volleyball at Coate Water, to tag rugby at the Polo Ground - local businesses from all over Swindon got involved.
 
And car fleet company Arval particularly rose to the challenge, with over 150 members of staff entering events.
 
See all galleries below!
 
Dragon Boat Racing...
 
Dragon Boat Racing in Swindon
Reigning champions:
the New College team
It was a real victory for New College as they took to the lake at Coate Water on Saturday - coming away with the trophy for Short Race winner, Long Race winner, and overall winner.
 
Overall results:

1st - New College
2nd - ESP Express
3rd - Cannons Healthclub
 
 
Beach Volleyball...
 
Beach Volleyball at Coate Water in Swindon
Off to a volley!:
players from the Arval team
It was like a scene from a Californian beach. Sun, sand... but unfortunately no sea.
 
The beach volleyball court - brought to Coate Water for the Corporate Games in 2006 - played host to a number of teams eager to volley their way in to the leader board.
 
Overall results:
 
1st - Sultans of the Sun
2nd - Wootton Bassett
All Stars
3rd - Team Arval 2
4th - Team Arval 1
 
Football...
 
Swindon Town - watch out!
 
Football at the Polo Ground in Swindon
Close call:
New College won the Cup
after a penalty shoot-out
Lee Peacock and co. could have some tough competition on their hands - with 
talented footballers from across the town coming out of the woodwork to play at the Polo Ground on Saturday afternoon.
 
Cup Competition -
overall results:
 
1st - New College
2nd - Intel
3rd - Arval 2
 
Plate Competition -
overall results:
 
1st - Arval 1
2nd - STC
3rd - Cats Solutions
 
 
Tag Rugby...
 
Car fleet management company Arval reigned supreme at the Polo Ground on Marlborough Road, taking victory in the Cup.
 
Rugby at the Polo Ground in Swindon
Undefeated:
Team Arval were untouchable
in the Tag Rugby tournament
Cup competition -
overall results:
 
1st - Team Arval
2nd - Nationwide B
3rd - Supermarine Ladies
 
Plate Competition -
overall results:
 
1st - PCT
2nd - Research Council
3rd - Wild Rockets



Tennis...
 
Tennis at St Marks in Swindon
Swindon met Wimbledon on Saturday, with a tennis tournament held at St Marks.
 
The only thing missing was the champagne, strawberries... oh, and Henman Hill.
 
Overall results:
 
Mixed Doubles - Dan Casey & Corina O'Keefe
Mens Doubles - Jason Stevens & Glynn Stevens
Ladies Doubles - Jo Williams & Katie Knight
Mens Singles - Jason Stevens
Ladies Singles - Elaine Mowbray
 
 
Netball...
 
Netball at Dorcan in Swindon
Triumph-ant!:
underwear company Triumph 
came first in their group 
Festival sponsors Triumph managed to bag themselves a medal when they came first in their group of the netball tournament at Dorcan.
 
We reckon it was the lucky sports bras.
 
Overall results:
 
Group C winner - Triumph 1
Group D winner - Rivals Utd
Group E winner - SBC Ladies
 
 
Hockey...
 
Hockey in Swindon
Champions:
Swindon Hockey Club
With some of Wiltshire's top hockey clubs taking part in this year's competition, Team Arval were brave to enter - and they didn't do too badly either!
 
Overall results:
 
1st - Swindon Hockey Club
2nd - Wootton Bassett Allsorts
3rd - North Wilts
4th - Team Arval
 
Badminton...
 
Badminton in Swindon
Social Badminton winners:
 
Mixed Doubles - Mincy Matthew & Raymol Nidhiry
Mens Doubles - Binu Victor & Mincy Matthew
Mens Singles - Binu Victor
Ladies Doubles - Raymol Nidhiry & Bincy Philip
 
League Badminton winners:
 
Mixed Doubles - Sean Locke & Caroline Nobes
Mens Doubles - Gary Davies & Steve Mapleston
Mens Singles - Sean Locke
Ladies Doubles - Emma Davies & Caroline Nobes
 
Squash...
 
Overall results:
 
1st - Julian Style
2nd - John Starling
3rd - Scott Lennon
 
Indoor Karting...
 
Overall results:
 
1st - Intel 1
2nd - Red Rocket
3rd - Dolby
 
Angling...
 
Angling at Peatmoor lake in Swindon
The weather might have been dreary, but that didn't stop keen anglers taking to the lake at Peatmoor.
 
Junior results:
 
1st - Tony Leech
2nd - Jonathan Munn
3rd - Jack Thompson
 
Senior results:
 
1st - Mick Greening
2nd - A Jacobs
3rd - Scott Stevens
 
Boccia...
 
Overall results:
 
Overall winner - Arval 2
Cup winner - Open Door 2
Plate winner - Arval 2
 
Fun for all the family...
 
Fun Run at Coate Water in Swindon
And if all that wasn't enough, there was plenty of entertainment on offer for families.
 
With a dance performance from Bobbies Dance School, bouncy castles, face painting and all sorts of activities - there was no end of fun for kids and parents alike!
 
Fun Run (under 8s):
 
1st - Harry Lancaster
2nd - Ehlana Drury
3rd - Dylan Edwards
 
Fun Run (under 12s):
 
1st - Ben Yeates
2nd - James Yeates
3rd - Bernadette Broomhall
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