Held on 15 September at Loughborough University and with over 850 members taking part, the 2017 CSSC Games was a resounding success. With competitors travelling from all corners of the UK, the competition was fun and fierce with members taking part in one of the 17 sports which included: archery, badminton, basketball, eSports, fencing, football (masters and open), golf, hockey, indoor games, karting, netball, photography, rounders, table tennis, tennis and touch rugby.
The Games piloted a new format this year, where all the events were staged on one day as opposed to previous years where the events took place over two days. Despite the unpredictable weather, spirits remained high and the sporting competition maintained an inspiring intensity throughout the day.
Over 80 volunteers collaborated to make it happen, with members and staff singing their praises. Their efforts, as always, were greatly appreciated by all involved. Thanks to our hard-working volunteers assisting with everything from organising sports, capturing the action, and helping with the transport team, the event ran like clockwork - and from all of us, we want to extend a big thank you to all our wonderful volunteers.
In addition to all the fun and sports-action of the day, a terrific Pirate-themed event was held on the Friday evening in Loughborough Student Union. Many of the party-goers took full advantage of the opportunity to dress up to take part in the evening’s hijinks. Lots of laughter, dancing and comradery was enjoyed by all.