Save the date! 50 days until the Sainsbury’s School Games

By NickiBlake on May 21st, 2013 - comments

With only 50 days to go, schoolchildren from across the county will be taking part in the Lincolnshire School Games as part of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Legacy.

On Wednesday July 10, 2013, over 1,000 young athletes from across Lincolnshire will be competing in 15 different sporting competitions at the Lincoln Castle Academy and Yarborough Leisure Centre. With support from the

Active Lincolnshires Partnership, this nationwide celebration of sport will see 116 primary, secondary and special school teams involved.

Spectators are invited to be a part of the Legacy and come along to see top athletes from across the county compete, as well as see some sporting champions who have competed in the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Gareth Short, School Games Project Officer at Active Lincolnshires Partnership, said: “The School Games is a unique opportunity to motivate and inspire millions of young people across the country to take part in competitive school sport. The Games will be a great opportunity for pupils to feel part of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games legacy. It will be a fantastic day of sport for everyone involved.”

The Games are made up of four levels of activity: competition in schools, between schools, at county/area level and a national finals event. There will be a variety of sports taking place throughout the day including Athletics, Boccia, Cycling, Goalball, Golf, Rounders, Swimming, Tennis and Volleyball.

An Opening Ceremony will take place at Yarborough Leisure Centre at 10.00am, followed by sporting competitions at Lincoln Castle Academy, Yarborough Leisure Centreand Bishop Grosseteste. A Closing Parade will wrap up the day’s events at 2.45pm with winning teams being recognised.

Over £128m of Lottery and Government funding has been invested to support the School Games.

For further information about the School Games and to register your school, please go to www.yourschoolgames.com or contact School Games Project Officer, Gareth Short at  gareth.short@lincolnshiresports.co.uk