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Top spot shake-up in Cooney Lees Morgan Lunchbreak Battle

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

It was anyone’s game at the Cooney Lees Morgan Lunchbreak Battle Brain and Brawn Obstacle Course, with new teams taking key positions in Round Two of the corporate challenge.

Nearly 40 teams made their way around the Brain and Brawn Obstacle Course, challenging their mental and physical agility across 10 stations, in Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre.

The activities were devised by Sport Bay of Plenty's Youth Engagement Programme Advisor and programme participants, who also set-up and co-ordinated the lunchbreak challenge.

The Youth Engagement Programme aims to use sport to empower youth in the Bay of Plenty, in particular disengaged youth. We do this by increasing participation in sport for young adults not just as athletes but as a volunteer coach, manager or being an essential volunteer at events, such as the Cooney Lees Morgan Lunchbreak Battle.

There were plenty of smiles, a few strained faces and lots of friendly competition as teams raced against the clock (and each other) to complete their activities, which included memory, puzzle solving, balance, a bit of running and even catapults!

Previous underdogs Sun Strikers from Sun Media were the Round Two challenge winners, with Western Bay of Plenty District Council's Backbenchers and Round One winners Keep on Growin' (Fruition Horticulture) in second and third place respectively.

The third and final round is set for two weeks' time, where one team will be crowned this year's Cooney Lees Morgan Lunchbreak Battle Champion.

Click here for full results and photos.

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