Everybody celebrated their 10th anniversary by hosting the first ever Everybody Games 2024

By Matthew Shannon June 13, 2024

Media Release 

Everybody celebrated their 10th anniversary by hosting the first ever Everybody Games 2024

Group photo of the Everybody School Games 2024

Group photo of the Everybody School Games 2024


Everybody Health & Leisure [Everybody], hosted their first ever annual Everybody Games on the weekend, at Congleton Leisure Centre. A three-day extravaganza took place to celebrate Everybody Health & Leisure’s 10th Anniversary as a leisure trust.

The challenges consisted of exciting games including a giant jigsaw, archery and many more, all designed to test the participants mind and body, where all the teams involved had an unforgettable experience filled with camaraderie, laughter and healthy competition.

Participants at the Community Games engaged in activities such as the climbing a wall, having their faces painted, getting their hair braided and enjoying a BBQ at Everybody’s Taste for Life Café.

Here’s what a few of the Schools had to say about their experience.

Robert Marks, from Marton School Macclesfield shared:

“The Everybody Games were fantastic. They were really well organised, the staff were extremely helpful, friendly and encouraging. It was a great showcase for the new Leisure Centre in Congleton. I hope this becomes an annual event because the children loved it. Well done Everybody.”

Sandy Isherwood, Head of Marfield Primary School Congleton commented:

“Today I’ve been part of the most fantastic event on a Friday what we call one of our fantastic Fridays that Everybody Health & Leisure put on for the children of their local areas. Over 90 children attended all working hard to do their best, to be ready and resilient and they have been rewarded individually as teams and as a whole community. I can’t believe the effort that has gone behind this event, I wish to thank everyone on behalf of all the schools hear today and a huge thank you to Everybody Health & Leisure.”

Carla, from The Dingle Primary School Crewe shared:

“Thank you so much for inviting us along to yesterday’s school games. It was a wonderful event and so well organised. All the staff were so friendly and great with the kids. We had a fantastic day. The children loved every second! Coming away as winners was obviously great but I honestly think it wouldn’t have altered their overall experience if we hadn’t won. I have popped our trophy in pride of place on our school trophy cabinet.”

Below are the very deserving winners of the Everybody Games:

Inclusive Games

Under 18 years

1st: Horton Lodge Community Special School

2nd: The Untamed Animals

3rd: Church Lawton School & Park Lane School

Over 18 years

1st: Macclesfield Gladiators 1

2nd: Macclesfield Gladiators 2

Spirit of the Games Individual: Connie (Macclesfield Lifestyle Group)

Spirit of the Games Team: Archie (Horton Lodge)

School Games

1st: The Dingle Primary School

2nd: Buglawton Primary School

3rd: Pikemere Pocket Rockets

Spirit of the Games Individual: Kira Corfield

Spirit of the Games Team: Park Royal

Community Games

1st: Sam’s Hero’s

2nd: We’ll Lifestyle it out

3rd: Ryans Rebels

Spirit of the Games: Julia Corthorne (Barbell warriors)

Spirit of the Games: All On Stage Congleton

The Mayor Cllr Marilyn Houston shared her experience of the games:

“I was delighted to attend the first annual Everybody Games to see firsthand how Everybody Health and Leisure reach out into the community, especially to young people, to promote health and wellbeing. They really do make a difference to people’s lives. It was lovely to see the facilities at Congleton Leisure Centre, where the local community have an amazing new resource.”

Lee Malkin, Sports Development Manager at Everybody Health & Leisure shared:

“It was brilliant to see so much laughter across all 3 days of the Everybody Games, whilst being competitive and teams gaining lots of points. This event was a huge team effort and the staff & volunteers from Everybody Health & Leisure worked incredibly hard to ensure this event ran as smoothly as it did. We had some amazing feedback on the day but the best was seeing so many teams laughing and working together each day”.

Here are some interesting statistics from the very first Everybody Games 2024 event held at Congleton Leisure Centre:

  • 3 consecutive days
  • 21 hours of fun and games
  • 204 participants
  • 54 staff & volunteers
  • 25 teams
  • 14 schools
  • 12 months of planning
  • 80,354 points awarded
  • 18 Trophies won
  • 204 medals presented
  • 49,680 minutes moving
  • 1 Cheshire East Mayor
  • 1 Todd the Tiger
  • 1 CEO

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Everybody Games 2024 and a special recognition to all the winners from their respective teams.

To find out more about Everybody Health & Leisure visit www.everybody.org.uk/  


Notes to Editor

Everybody Health & Leisure are a registered charity which aims to provide ‘leisure for life’ by improving the health and wellbeing of local communities. The charity operates 16 leisure facilities including 9 swimming pools and 7 Taste for Life cafes across the Cheshire East region, and delivers a range of targeted health, sports and disability and inclusion programmes. For more information please visit: www.everybody.org.uk or follow on Facebook @EverybodyHealthLeisure and Instagram @ebleisure

Media Contact

Name: Matt Shannon

Organisation: Everybody Health & Leisure

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