Kent staff proved ready for the Gladiators

Last week saw the University Vice-Chancellor’s Cup off to an exciting start with the ‘Gladiators, Ready’ event. Having hosted a trial run during the 50th anniversary year celebrations, Kent Sport decided to incorporate the event into the 2016 Vice-Chancellor’s Cup schedule, and was met with keen competitors from Kent staff across the Canterbury campus.

Female and male representatives from 14 of the 16 teams descended on the Sports Centre’s Main Hall, where the arena was set and Kent Sport Gladiators were waiting!

Teams competed across six different events, such as Hop Tough and Duel, to be crowned the winners of this bonus event. In the ladies category, Nobody Does It bEDA (School of Engineering and Digital Arts) took the overall spoils after conquering the likes of Sarah ‘Siren’ Kerly, Teele ‘Lynx’ Annus and Louisa ‘Viper’ Arnold from the Kent Sport Gladiators. The men came up against tough opposition in Jarek ‘Pol-Hammer’ Dzikowicz, Billy ‘The Raptor’ Radford and Dave ‘Breadstick’ Burt, and it was Office Politics (School of Politics and IR) who emerged triumphant.

Kent Sport’s scariest Gladiator, Jarek ‘Pol-hammer’ Dzikowic, says “I really enjoyed smashing those frightened faces- Anyone dares a rematch- Bring it on!!!!”

All teams were competing for bonus points towards the overall Vice-Chancellor’s Cup leader board and for the hallowed ‘Gladiators, Ready’ trophy (courtesy of Dave Prior Designs). If you are a member of Kent staff and currently don’t participate in the Vice-Chancellor’s Cup but would like to, email a member of the Sports Development team for further details of how to get involved –

Here is what people had to say:

“The Big Society team had a lot of fun in this event and we hope that it sticks in the Vice-Chancellor’s Cup calendar going forward! It was most enjoyable and was run in a very timely manner.” – Dr. Stephen Allan, PSSRU

“We just wanted to add our thanks to everyone involved in organising the Gladiators events last week – they were really good!” – Robert Brown, School of History

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