Typically, a company anniversary, a colleague’s birthday or achieving a sales milestone is celebrated by booking a restaurant or club where food and alcohol overflow all night. There is nothing wrong with occasionally indulging in sweets, fried foods and alcohol. However, unhealthy choices have become the norm rather than the exception during celebrations in the workplace.
There are other ways to celebrate with your office colleagues without suffering from an upset stomach or a hangover the next day. Playing sports is a healthy way to mark an office milestone. It may not have any alcohol, but any gathering can be fun and exciting if shared with friends, family and colleagues.
Hire a Sports Court
The most ideal place to play sports is in indoor sports facilities that offer courts for hire. An indoor sports facility is a tightly controlled environment where you do not have to worry about game cancellations if the weather is not co-operating. Games will continue whether it is sunny, snowing or raining outside.
Sports facilities have whatever you may need to play sports, including sports equipment, scoreboards, umpires, et cetera. It is very convenient in that all you and your colleagues need to do is show up at the venue, play and have fun. The courts are not just for playing on. They can also host large-sized events such as birthday parties, corporate competitions and team building exercises.
Choose a sports facility that also has an air-conditioned licensed bar and a well-stocked canteen. After the game, fun can still continue by sharing food and drinks with friends, family and fellow players.
Play Indoor Sports
There are many indoor sports from which to choose. All offer the chance to have fun and further strengthen interpersonal relationships among office colleagues.
The popularity of indoor cricket in Australia has grown immensely since it was developed in the late 1970s. The sport keeps all players involved in the game because each player bats and bowls the same number of overs as the other team members.
There are eight players for each team. Matches last about 1 hour and 10 minutes, which include 30-35 minutes/innings. Each innings comprises 16 x 6 ball overs, with each player bowling two overs and the batting pair facing four overs. Players only need a bat, gloves and protector, which will all be provided by the sports facility.
Indoor sports such as cricket give individuals good exercise and also build team spirit. Team spirit can be extended beyond the game and into the workplace to push employees to work harmoniously together, avoid absenteeism and improve productivity.