We can’t get ‘eNerf’ of foam-firing gun fun!
THE search is on for the UK’s ultimate Nerf champion – and all eyes are on Macclesfield.
Silktown is hosting Britain’s first official Nerf Championships on Saturday, September 2.
It will see South Park transformed into a giant playground, with competitors taking on a inflatable obstacle course and shooting foam pellets at targets along the way.
Those who hit the most targets and complete the course in the fastest time will be invited back for the grand finale, with events for both juniors – aged eight and above – and adults.
Among those putting their shooting skills to the test are Matthew Rigby and his sons Finlee, 10, and Rohan, nine, who are self-confessed Nerf-fanatics.
Matthew, who lives in Macclesfield, said: “Our house is dominated by Nerf wars.
“My sons absolutely love it. They invite their friends over for Nerf wars and go out into the local parks to have epic battles.
“I also have a keen interest in obstacle course racing so the Nerf championships is joining two of my favourite things together.”
Finlee added: “We absolutely love Nerf and we can’t wait to take part in the championships.
“We find darts everywhere, in the kitchen, in the washing machine, under the tables and sofas, on the drive and even in our beds!
“We are so excited about the challenge taking place in Macclesfield.”
There are still some places left for the competition, which is being organised by Macclesfield town council.
But for those who need a little more shooting practise, there are plenty of other things to have a go at during the day, with a range of free inflatable fun and family activities, plus stalls selling refreshments.
The targets for the course have been created by Macclesfield Community Artspace, and all the proceeds from the day will go to the East Cheshire Hospice.
The event will be held on the last weekend of the summer holiday, from 11am until 2pm.
To enter the competition, email community@ macclesfield-tc.gov.uk or call 01625 374142.
Nerf enthusiasts Finlee Rigby, Matthew Rigby and Rohan Rigby