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It’s all fun & School Games!

Posted: Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:00

It’s all fun & School Games!

  • 9.30 – 10.15am – Opening Ceremony, with School Games Ambassador Sam Ruddock (2012 Paralympic Sprinter), Sporting Champion Tom Reed (GB Judo) and a performance from Talent Competition winners 'Fly Dance'.
  • 10.30am – 2.30pm – Competitions take place.
  • 2.45 – 3.30pm – Closing Ceremony and Presentation of trophies & medals, with School Games Ambassadors Sam Ruddock (2012 Paralympic Sprinter), and Matt Hampson (Ex-Leicester Tigers & England U21's Rugby).
  • 10 School Sport & Physical Activity Networks Representative Squads
  • This year's games involve competition in 9 sports across 17 competitions.
  • Sports: Boccia, Inclusive Zone Basketball, Indoor Rowing, Netball, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Trampolining, Dodgeball and Volleyball.

Over 1,000 of our most talented young athletes and disabled athletes from across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland are going for Gold at Leicester-Shire & Rutland's biggest and most prestigious school sport event.

These secondary aged aspiring athletes, representing 57 schools, have qualified to compete in the Spring Championships, taking place on Thursday 3rd April at Loughborough University. The action-packed event, full of Olympic-style sport and presentations, aims to build on the legacy of the London 2012 Games, which will be supported by over 120 young leaders and volunteers.

The young athletes will be representing our 10 School Sport & Physical Activity Networks (SSPANs), in 9 sports across 17 competitions, all of which will have qualified from Level 2 area finals, to participate in this Level 3 County Final Championships.

The Championships will be officially opened by the Leicester-Shire & Rutland School Games Ambassadors Sam Ruddock (2012 Paralympic Sprinter). The Opening Ceremony will see Sporting Champion Tom Reed (GB Judo) take on our GO GOLD Ambassador Isaac Gagin in a Judo demonstration, and a performance from Fly Dance, the winner of the recent 'Leicester-Shire & Rutland's GOT Talent' Competition.

As the National Award winners for the management and delivery of an exceptionally high quality 2012/13 Sainsbury's School Games Programme, the Leicester-Shire & Rutland School Games Local Organising Committee (LOC) won the right to run a competition to design the National Sainsbury's School Games Mascot!

Ellen Blaine, from Leicester Grammar School, won the competition with her design of 'SEDRIC the Lion'. The Championships will be SEDRIC's first public appearance before he sets off on a tour of School Games Championships across the Country! SEDRIC will be also be joined by our Leicester-Shire & Rutland Mascot Dazzle!

The Games will culminate in a 'Closing Ceremony' in which Sam Ruddock will be joined by another of our School Games Ambassadors, Matt Hampson (Ex-Leicester Tigers & England U21's Rugby), to present trophies and Gold Medals to the winners, Silver and Bronze Medals to 2nd and 3rd place and trophies to the 'Spirit of the Games' winners, from each competition.

Parents and spectators are encouraged and welcome to attend the Games, including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, to support their children in what will be the largest sporting occasion in the region.

The Leicester-Shire & Rutland School Games is part of the national 'Sainsbury's School Games' programme of competitive sport that is open to all young people in every school from across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland. It is a celebration of competitive sport that involves young people aged 5-18 years, of all abilities and backgrounds.

The latest results and pictures from the Spring Championships will be updated throughout the day live on our Twitter @LR_Sport, using the #LRSchoolGames.

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Blaby & Harborough

Light Green T-Shirts

Entering 13 teams / approx. 85 athletes.

Schools involved:

  • Birkett House School
  • Robert Smyth Academy
  • Leysland High School
  • Lutterworth High School
  • Lutterworth College
  • Welland Park Academy

North Charnwood

Purple t-shirts

Entering 17 teams / approx. 120 athletes.

Schools involved:

  • Maplewell Hall School
  • Ashmount Special School
  • Rawlins Academy
  • Shepshed High School
  • Humphrey Perkins School
  • Hind Leys College

South Charnwood

Burgundy t-shirts

Entering 11 teams / approx. 84 athletes.

Schools involved:

  • Longslade Community College
  • Wreake Valley Academy
  • Martin High School
  • Roundhill Academy

Hinckley & Bosworth

Dark Green t-shirts

Entering 16 teams / approx. 114 athletes.

Schools involved:

  • Dorothy Goodman School
  • Bosworth Academy
  • Redmoor Academy
  • Market Bosworth High School
  • Saint Martin's Catholic Voluntary Academy
  • Mount Grace High School
  • North Warwickshire & Hinckley College
  • Brookvale High School
  • John Cleveland College

East Leicester

Black t-shirts

Entering 16 teams / approx. 112 athletes.

Schools involved:

  • Crown Hills Community College
  • Netherhall School
  • Ashfield Academy
  • Hamilton Community College
  • Judgemeadow Community College
  • St Paul's Catholic School
  • Soar Valley Community College
  • Moat Community College
  • Rushey Mead School

West Leicester

Red t-shirts

Entering 16 teams / approx. 112 athletes.

Schools involved:

  • Ellesmere College
  • West Gate School
  • The Lancaster School
  • Fullhurst Community College
  • Sir Jonathan North Community College
  • English Martyrs Catholic School

Melton

Royal blue t-shirts

Entering 17 teams / approx. 120 athletes.

Schools involved:

  • Birch Wood School
  • Long Field Academy
  • John Ferneley College
  • Belvoir High School

North West Leicestershire

Light blue t-shirts

Entering 14 teams / approx. 99 athletes.

Schools involved:

  • Castle Rock High School
  • Forest Way School
  • Ashby School
  • Ibstock Community College
  • Ivanhoe College
  • Newbridge High School
  • King Edward VII Science & Sport College

Oadby & Wigston

Orange t-shirts

Entering 11 teams / approx. 85 athletes.

Schools involved:

  • Abington Academy
  • South Wigston High School
  • Bushloe High School
  • Manor High School
  • · Beauchamp College

Rutland

Grey t-shirts

Entering 13 teams / approx. 94 athletes.

Schools involved:

  • Catmose College
  • Uppingham Community College

It’s all fun & School Games!

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Partners

  • Leicestershire County Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
    Blaby District Council
    East Midlands Platform
    British Heart Foundation
  • Harborough District Council
    Age UK L&R
    Loughborough University
    Leicester City Council
    Equality Standard
  • County Sport Network
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Rutland County Council
    QUEST
  • Melton Borough Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
    Sport England
    Safeguarding

Partners

  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    East Midlands Platform
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • QUEST
    Safeguarding
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Loughborough University
    Melton Borough Council
  • Harborough District Council
    Leicester City Council
  • Equality Standard
    Sport England
  • Blaby District Council
    Age UK L&R
  • Rutland County Council
    County Sport Network
  • British Heart Foundation