Teamwork the order of the day at Europe Corporate GamesMonday 27 June 2016
A team made up of students, staff and alumni represented Liverpool Hope at the Europe Corporate Games – and took home a batch of medals.
Team members took part in netball, golf, 5k and relay races, tennis, triathlon, open water swimming and table tennis and came third overall in their division.
Billed as Europe’s largest multi-sport festival for businesses, the event, which moves around the country each year, was this year held in Liverpool.
PhD student Steph Romano-Smith won bronze in the women's open 5k, Edcuation Studies lecturer Owen Barden won a bronze in the open water swimming, drama lecturer Dr Niamh Malone won silver for the 5k in her group, Karen Dalby from the Finance Team won silver in the Tri-Sport, Professor Omid Alizadehkhaiyat (Health Sciences) won gold in his group for table tennis and Dr Stefan Koehn (Sports Psychology) won gold in the tennis final. The netball team also made it through to the knockout stages after winning their first match 20-3, coming 5th overall.
Dr Niamh Malone said: “It was an honour for me to represent Hope at the Games and a great way to meet new colleagues and form new sporting alliances. Overall it was a wonderful experience and 'Hope' really was the order of the day!”
Steph Romano-Smith added: "Competing at the corporate games was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate sporting talent and promoted unity from a diverse range of companies through sport. Overall, it was a very enjoyable day and I hope to compete again next year!"