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Funtec Proves to be Artful Dodger for Ant & Dec Hit TV Show

21 June 2013

Ant & Dec playing a celebrity team challenge.

ITV has recently brought it’s popular Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway show back to our screens  and as ever it’s full of mad games, fun and competitions. One new aspect to the  show is Ant versus Dec “The Teams” - a feature whereby the show’s hosts pit  their wits against each other in a series of celebrity team challenges.

Dodgeball, known to many  from the hit film of the same name, consists of two teams of six players who  use a set of three 9-10” (228-254mm) diameter balls to eliminate their  opponents. Once each player is hit with a ball, they are out and generally once  the last player is eliminated, that team loses. Funtec were called in to  supply the ITV show with the court, based on their street-soccer range of  portable courts. These can be used to create temporary sports areas for most  sports – indoor or outside. Virtually any dimension of court can be created,  with or without side protection netting or integral goals. Suitable for  competition and training as well as fundraising or promotional activities, the  standard components are easily handled and erected on virtually any smooth  surface. They can also be installed on sand, opening yet more possibilities for  beach sports.
A past client of Funtec is  Chelsea Fottball Club, who purchased a street soccer court for their indoor  training centre at Cobham, Surrey. “The court gives players an intense training  experience, developing better ball control and player fitness as the ball is  always in play” commented Neil Bath, Head of Chelsea’s academy.

The key to the Funtec system  is flexibility, allowing you to divide up large areas of court for smaller  games, net sections and doorways. The funtec boards provide an ideal surface  for promotion and will accept film or vinyl logos and slogans to produce a  powerful marketing platform.