A new group of ladies descended on Kingswood Dearne Valley Activity Centre last month, competing for the title of ‘Who Dares Wins’ champions.
Teams were chosen a few weeks beforehand, during the team reveal event, where participants were each handed a balloon to pop, releasing an array of dry paint and confetti in their team colour.
Arriving at Kingswood, participants donned their camouflaged shirts and bandanas and proceeded to having their army stripes painted on their face.
With the blue team victorious following last year’s event, the pink team were looking to make a comeback with a win to level out the scores.
The ladies started off their day with a number of team building activities, including having to detangle themselves as a human knot, working together to cross from one platform to another without touching the floor and going head to head in a timing challenge to see who could make a see-saw balance for the longest.
The second activity of the day saw each team get the chance to reach new heights as they completed the high ropes challenge. With three levels to ascend to, everybody completed at least one of the levels. Some ladies even conquered their fear of heights to successfully complete the challenge.
Participants then went to head to head in laser quest and aeroball, trying to claim as many points as possible for their teams, to help give them the advantage going into the final two challenges.
The penultimate challenge saw the ladies head down to the lake to continue their team building skills and build a raft together, to take on the lake and compete in a number of fun activities, testing their balancing and communication skills.
As the day drew to a close, all participants went head to head with the staff in attendance in a colour dash, aiming to avoid getting covered in paint and water balloons.
Following the completion of all activities and the totalling up from the judging panels scores throughout the day, the pink team came out on top!
One participant in attendance was Nikki Exton, who joined Fit Rovers Ladies after enjoying taking part in the zoom fitness sessions during lockdown and has since attended the award winning Fit Rovers Families pre and post natal project, spoke of attending the event: “I debated whether to come along to the event, as it’s something completely out of my comfort zone.
“I’m scared of heights, seeing some of the activities, there’s a lot of fears in one but I thought, just give it a go.
“The high ropes was nerve wracking for me, but I’m so glad I pushed myself to do it and everyone was just so supportive.
“Events like this are great as it gets people out of their comfort zone. You meet new people you might not necessarily get to meet otherwise. I have 2 jobs and with one of them, I mainly work on my own, sometimes at home, so without something like this and the Fit Rovers courses, I wouldn’t get to meet new people.
“I’ve loved today, it’s been fantastic.”
Speaking of the success of the event, Health and Wellbeing Officer, Maia Smith said: “It was great to organise the ‘Who Dares Wins’ event for a second time, after the success of last years event.
“The ladies event is for participants from the Fit Rovers Ladies courses, to celebrate their dedication and hard work throughout their journey with us.
“Prior to the event and the day of, there were a lot of nervous participants with fears of heights, water, and the challenge ahead.
“It was fantastic seeing the ladies smiles and how proud they were of themselves once they had conquered their fears.
“We are all already so excited for next years event.”
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