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The Edinburgh Academical FC
Raeburn Place, EH4 1HQ Edinburgh, United Kingdom
COME & JOIN US FOR A FUN-FILLED & HILARIOUS DAY!
** Book in your team at the Get Tickets tab above **
We are delighted to be bringing It's A Knockout to Edinburgh this summer in aid of our nominated charity, SANDS Lothians. SANDS offers support, understanding and help, both of a practical and emotional nature to bereaved parents who have experienced the death of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or soon after birth. The event is family friendly and children of team members are welcome — see below for more information about age groups and supervised activities for children.
All you need to do is put together a team of 8 with each team member paying a £30 entry fee — £240 per team and each team needs to raise a minimum of £600 — only £75 fundraising per person. Full details of how to set up your team fundraising page will be sent out once you've booked your place.
Please note that the maximum number of teams that can participate is 24 so please make sure you book in your team ASAP to avoid disappointment.
WHAT HAPPENS AT THE EVENT?
The event is professionally run by the team at We're A Knockout and is a hugely fun, family friendly day. If you're a company, taking part is a great tick in the box for your CSR and if you're a team of friends, you'll be supporting a fantastic charity which helps so many people in the Lothians area. It really is a fantastic and highly entertaining day so feel free to invite others to come along and watch & cheer you on!
To kick off the day before the games commence, there's a safety briefing and a warm up session so there's no need to worry about pulling muscles and safety issues. 4 teams take part in each game consecutively. and before starting any game, there will be an explanation and demonstration of each game with particular reference being paid to how to get on and off each piece of equipment and safety aspects. Each team has a practice run of each game before the competitive participation and each game takes approximately 20 minutes. The winners receive 4 points, second place receive 3 points, third place 2 points and last, 1 point.
1. WARM UP
Safety briefing followed by Aerobic warm up to music — get those muscles working before the games commence!
2. BEAT THE CUBE
Contestants run round a tackle bag 5 times, then clamber up and over the giant slide before landing an object on the giant target and collecting a piece of the Cube Puzzle. Once all the pieces are back, the team then work together to re-build the giant cube.
3. TELETUBBIE CHALLENGE
Each team member dresses up in a Teletubbie outfit. Hoola hoops 5 times before going over the Bish Bash and collecting another hoop. They then get off the Bish Bash, run to the Hoopla stand and throw the hoop over their coloured marker.
4. ULTIMATE RELAY
In groups of 4 at a time, you walk on planks, walk inside a modified Caterpillar track and then take part in 4 person sack race.
5. PENGUIN CHASE
Go over, through, round and then up and down the Gladiator Slide whilst dressed as a penguin, collecting big fish and little fish, before propelling them through the target. You then take part in a relay to determine which is the winning team.
6. CANNON RUN
Each team member goes under a scramble net, through a hole in the wall of an inflatable and collects a piece of the cannon. Once all the pieces of the cannon are back, you build the cannon and fire it!
7. FOAM PIT
You sack race to the foam pit, collect your coloured ball from the pit and throw it into an inflatable target 8 feet in the air.
Once all the games have taken place, there is a prize giving with the presentation of medals and trophies.
Over 16s only, teams of 8 people.
CHILDREN AGED 8 — 16 YEARS
The competition will also run for 2 younger age groups: 8 — 12 years old & 13 — 16 years old — no under 8s. Participation for children of adult team members is free of charge, all that we ask is for you to make a donation on the day. Children will be split into the relevant age groups & put into teams on the day. Parents will be required to sign a consent form. Please add details of your children at the time of booking.
CHILDREN AGED 1 to 8 YEARS
For 1 — 8 year olds there will be a supervised kids area with a bouncy castle, inflatable ball pit, inflatable slide, face-painting & glitter tattoos as well as balloon modelling. Parents will be required to sign a consent form. This is also free of charge for children of team members, all that we ask is for you to make a donation on the day. Please add details of your children at the time of booking.
THE FINE PRINT
Each team must nominate a Team Captain who will be responsible for booking their team's participation, this person will also be our point of contact regarding information we send out about the event.
Team entries cost £30 per team member, £240 per team and this must be paid in full at the time of booking. Verbal confirmation of a team's participation will not unfortunately be accepted unless the booking fee has been paid in full.
It is the responsibility of the Team Captain to ensure that fundraising on behalf of the team reaches the required minimum amount of £600 per team by Friday the 2nd of June. We regret that failure to raise the required minimum amount will result in the team being unable to participate on the day.
All participants can bring along their own picnics and soft drinks. If you are planning to bring a disposable BBQ then please ensure that you bring something to sit it on to avoid burning the grass on the pitches.
Soft drinks, snacks & alcoholic drinks can be purchased from the bar in the clubhouse. Please note we do NOT have a alcohol licence for the grounds and therefore you're not able to bring your own alcohol, any alcoholic drinks must be consumed in or on the adjacent ground next to the clubhouse.
If you have any queries then please email [email protected]
With thanks to our sponsors Keystone Preservation