Sussex School Games receives boost from Specsavers
Specsavers and Active Sussex join forces to boost the sporting and physical activity experience at the Sussex School Games for local children and young people.
Active Sussex, one of 43 Active Partnerships across England, are pleased to announce their new partnership with Specsavers stores across Sussex, as the high street opticians and audiologists becomes the headline sponsor for the Sussex School Games.
The partnership will enhance the experience for young people at the mini-Olympics style event taking place on Wednesday 26 June 2019, at the K2 Crawley – and at the other contests taking place in the run up to the main event.
The fiercely-contested festival of sport is an exciting and fully inclusive competition for school children aged 7-16.
Local children and young people will take part across a range of sports including: Athletics, Golf, Netball, Hockey, Stoolball, Football, Gymnastics, Cricket, Table Tennis and Climbing.
Badrinath Mohandas, director at the stores in Hailsham and Uckfield and regional chair, said: “We are really excited to be supporting the Sussex School Games.
“Active Sussex do a fantastic job of encouraging children and young people to take part in sport and develop their leadership skills, and it chimes really well with our values as an organisation. Our stores are all locally run and managed, so the chance to support children in our communities is one we could not pass up.
“We would like to wish all those taking part all the luck in the world, and would love to see them and their families in our stores soon so we can wish them luck in person.”
The Sussex School Games are delivered by a local organising committee made up of Active Sussex, the Sussex School PE and Sport Network (SGOs), National Governing Bodies of Sport, volunteers and head teachers.
Sadie Mason MBE, Active Sussex’s Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted Specsavers have come on board to support this wonderful event and make it even more special for young people.
“We look forward to working with Specsavers and enhancing the Sussex School Games experience for local children and young people.”
Leading up to the Specsavers Sussex School Games in June there are three localised levels of competition – in schools, between schools and at county finals.
The Specsavers Sussex School Games Sportshall Athletics Final took place on Friday 15 February, at the impressive Tanbridge House School in Horsham.
At the county final event, more than 500 children from 45 schools competed for area teams across Sussex; Brighton & Hove Hawks, Central Sussex Dolphins, Crawley Cougars, Hastings & Rother Leopards, Mid Sussex Panthers, North Wealden Warriors, South Downs Giants, Southern Sharks and West Sussex West Wolverines.
The county finals for Badminton happened on Friday 15 March and Primary School cross country will take place on Thursday 28 March to complete the competitions in the lead up to the Specsavers Sussex School Games 2019.
We look forward to working with Specsavers and the local 16 stores over the coming months to develop and enhance the sporting and physical activity experience for young people and children at the Specsavers Sussex School Games.
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