Sussex schoolchildren showcase sporting excellence at the Sussex School Games
Categories: Active Sussex News
Over 950 schoolchildren aged 7-14 from 87 Sussex schools competed for sporting glory at the Sainsbury’s School Games on Wednesday 8 July 2015 at K2, Crawley.
Students competed in a range of sports, including: athletics, golf, football, netball, gymnastics & disability sports.
The overall winners were Mid Sussex, followed by the Southern area in second place and West Sussex in third place.
They were joined by professional athlete Nigel Levine, a 4x400m Gold medalist at the 2013 European Indoor Championships.
Nigel, who attended the event in his capacity as a Sport England Sporting Champion, delivered some inspirational words during the Opening Ceremony:
‘I’m here today to inspire you to be the best that you can be. I hope that you all have a lot of fun at today’s Sussex School Games!’
Consisting of four levels of activity: competition in schools, between schools, at county level and at the Finals, the School Games is backed by Sport England National Lottery funding & the Youth Sport Trust and sponsored by Freedom Leisure & University of Chichester.
The Sussex School Games are delivered by a Local Organising Committee (LoC), consisting of Active Sussex, the Sussex School PE & Sport Network, NGBs, local authorities, leisure providers & headteachers. 250 volunteers & young leaders from secondary schools across Sussex ensured that the day ran smoothly.
The Sussex event is one of more than 60 regional Sainsbury’s School Games festivals that are taking place across the country this summer, encouraging more young people to participate in competitive school sport. For more information, visit the Sussex School Games website.
See photos from the event here.