Lincolnshire School Games

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 School Games is a national initiative launched by the Coalition Government to give every pupil in the country the opportunity to experience competitive sport.

The Games are made up of four levels of activity: competition in schools, between schools, at county level and a national finals event:

  • Level 1 – sporting competition for all students in school through intra-school competition.
  • Level 2 – individuals and teams are selected to represent their schools in local inter-school competitions.
  • Level 3 – the county will stage multi-sport School Games festivals as a culmination of year-round Level 2 school sport competitions.
  • Level 4 – the Sainsbury’s School Games finals: a national multi-sport event where the most talented young people in the UK will be selected to compete in our sporting venues (including the Olympic Park in 2012).

The Lincolnshire School Games takes place on Wednesday 27th June at Yarborough Leisure Centre.

School teams, ranging from ages 7-18 from all over Lincolnshire, will travel to the event to take part in the finals of their county competitions with 21 separate competitions taking place on the day, including:

  • Athletics
  • Boccia
  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • New Age Kurling
  • Rounders
  • Rugby Union
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Wheelchair Basketball

There will be a number of activities for people to try on the day in the Activity Marketplace including; zorb balls, climbing wall, inflatable assault courses, bungee runs, penalty shootouts, dance workshops and face painting.

How can I get involved?

For more information about the Lincolnshire School Games and events taking place, please go to

And remember! The London 2012 Torch will arrive at Yarborough Leisure Centre on Wednesday 27th June for an evening celebration, hosted at the venue. This will follow the closing ceremony of the Lincolnshire School Games and all children will be invited to stay and watch the Olympic Torch as it makes its way through Lincoln.