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An outdoor PowerHouseGames for Cambridge University Rugby.

The weather gods were with us! On a beautiful September morning we held our sixth PowerHouseGames with Cambridge University’s Rugby Club, sponsored by our great friends, accountants, PEM. We were outdoors at the University’s athletics and hockey ground, so the sunny, dry and still conditions were vital.

Enjoying the fun were Felsted School, Impington Village College, and Castle Special School. The pupils got right into the games – more ambulant as we were outside: touch rugby, walking football, kwik cricket, goalball, sitting volleyball – with football tennis at times as the ground was still damp – and boccia.

Jamie Tucker of That’s TV attended her first PowerHouseGames to capture the fun. You can catch her report here:

We are so grateful to PEM, who have now been major partners for 6 years. Amy Hayden, CSR and Community Lead explained the value to PEM:

“We had an amazing day yet again at the PowerHouseGames 2023! We are proud to have supported this event for many years and each time we thoroughly enjoy getting stuck in with the inclusive games and leading a team of rugby players and school students. It is a fantastic and inspiring day hosted by John; we feel very lucky to be involved each year. It is a great morning out and truly such a rewarding experience.”

And Partner Nikki Loan added,

“A big thank you to John and PEM for  making me feel young again, spending time team and skill-building with some enthusiastic young people.”

Adam Smith, who gasped through a broad smile that he couldn’t resist the gap offered him in his touch rugby game, and realised he wasn’t as young as he thought he was explained,

“PEM have sponsored the Powerhouse games for the past 6 events and its an excellent event to participate in, helping individuals building skills and teamwork in a fun, exciting environment. John’s enthusiasm wore off on all of us at such a well organised event. We can’t wait for next year”

Corporate partners are vital to us as they allow us to create these fun events. If your company would like to get involved, help the community, and provide worthwhile volunteering for your employees, please get in touch.

What are PowerHouseGames?

PowerHouseGames are incredible sports days using adapted games and sports, with activities designed to be accessible and fun for everyone, old and young, with disabilities and none, sporty and not. Participants are encouraged to test their beliefs about ability and disability and what it is to be different, to learn to respect other people’s differences, and Power2Inspire works with them to challenge their assumptions of what they can and cannot do.

Inspired? Then Get Involved!

Would your university sports team, or school love to be involved in a PowerHouseGames? Could your company support our mission by volunteering at one of our PowerHouseGames? If so, then we would love to hear from you. We are also always looking out for people willing to fundraise for Power2Inspire through their own inspiring means. Or, you could volunteer individually at one of our events, or you could give to the ongoing work of Power2Inspire. There are SO MANY WAYS we can all help to ensure “no on else is left on the bench!” Click the button here to find out more.

John Willis

Founder & Chief Ambassador, Power2Inspire