Cricketing and Olympic legends go head-to-head in golf challenge for WellChild

By Charlotte Edwards · October 7, 2021

Team photo from 2021 Golf Day challenge

Cricketing and Olympic legends took to the golf course at The Belfry yesterday to win our prestigious trophy and bragging rights amongst their peers! The day, which was held in support of WellChild in partnership with Systems Integration, was a huge success.

The winning team of the day was the Cricketers, made up of well-known faces such as Mark Ramprakash (Team Captain), Gladstone Small, Phillip DeFreitas, Mark Butcher and more. The Olympians, Captained by Mark Foster, consisted of Sam Ward, Andrew Castle, Andy Jameson, Kriss Akabusi to name a few.

The weather held out for the players from Systems Integration, as well as guest teams from West Way Nissan, who all had a fantastic day of golf.

Congratulations to Hockey Olympian Chris Griffiths for winning ‘Celebrity nearest the pin’ and to Systems Integration player Phil Davidson on his ‘Guest nearest the pin’ achievement. The ‘Longest Drive’ achievements went to John Graham and for the celebs, to Ashely Jackson. The overall Systems Integration & Guests winner was Lee Godfrey with 33 points.

Huge thanks goes to Systems Integration for making the day possible, event organiser Pete Rhodes and to West Way Nissan for providing the prize for the hole in one challenge on the 8th hole.

WellChild Chief Executive Colin Dyer said: “Congratulations to Mark Ramprakash and his Cricket team on their victory. And a huge thank you to all the sporting celebrities who took part to support WellChild’s work with seriously ill children and their families in the UK.” 

Next year, WellChild will offer 20 members of the public an exclusive opportunity to take part in this Golf Challenge, alongside the Celebrity teams at a prestigious golfing venue whilst raising money for WellChild’s work.