The Ever Hopefuls, from The Heart of England Foundation Trust, and the Ditch Devils, from Alexandra Hospital (A&E), claimed the titles in the inaugural NHS Touch Rugby competition at Sixways on Sunday, May 15.
A total of nine teams, divided into two groups, were competing in two separate competitions for a final prize of a Cup and Plate.
The Physio Terrorists won Group One after winning all four of their matches, narrowly squeezing past BCH Belles and Boys in the first cup semi-final before meeting Ever Hopefuls in the final game.
Ever Hopefuls had reached this stage of play by storming through their group games without conceding a single point throughout, and then overcoming Burgundy Button Pushers in the semi-final match. Despite the best efforts of the Physios, Ever Hopefuls proved too powerful to lift the Cup.
The Plate competition was extremely hotly contested with Ditch Devils securing a narrow 1-0 win over Dudley Dynamo’s in the final. Earlier, they had encountered with Norfolk and Chance and The Vasopressors in their respective semi-finals.
Teams included: Alexandra Hospital A&E – ‘Ditch Devils’; Occupational Health – ‘Mauve Movers’; Worcester A&E – ‘Norfolk and Chance’; Physiotherapy – ‘The Terrorists’; Radiology – ‘Burgundy Button Pushers’; Anaesthetics – ‘The Vasopressors’; Birmingham Children’s Hospital – ‘BCH Belles and Boys’; Dudley PCT – ‘Dudley Dynamo’s’; Heart of England Foundation Trust – ‘Ever Hopefuls’.