THE Llanidloes Sports Partnership ran its inaugural ‘It’s a Knockout’ event to raise funds for a new multi-sports surface for the town.

A great family day was had by all in the sunshine, with sweet stalls, hot dogs, glitter tattoos, a junior assault course and more.

The organising committee was “overwhelmed” by the support it had received in the first event with hundreds of people from the town and surrounding area taking part.

Teams of six or as individuals competed in specific challenges, including football, tennis, hockey and croquet before mastering a giant inflatable and jumping into a pool to find an object to return home to their team.

All proceeds from the day will go toward the fundraising efforts to install a multi sports facility in Llanidloes.

Katie Hamer-Grew of the Llanidloes Sports Partnership said: “The red gra that we currently have as our multi surface playing pitch is in extremely poor condition, making it unplayable for many weeks of the year.

“The newly formed group of volunteers are keen to raise the profile and raise funds by putting on events to go towards a new multi sport playing surface for the generations to come as well as for the use of the area’s popular community sports clubs.”

Llanidloes Year 6 Girls Superstars won the 8-11 year old competition while Half a Team won the 11-14 year olds and Piston Broke claimed the 14 and over prize. Luke Blanch recorded the best individual time while Charlie’s Witches won the fancy dress prize.