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School Games Championships

We stage multi-sport School Games Championship events (Level 3) as a culmination of year-round school sport competition, with Level 2 winning School Sport & Physical Activity Network (SSPAN) teams competing to be crowned 'County Champions' in that particular competition. A Spring Championships takes place in April, and a Summer Championships in June.

Make sure your School has the chance to qualify for the Championships, by contacting your School Games Organiser (SGO).


Leicester-Shire & Rutland athletes excel at School Games Summer Championships

Thousands of athletes continue to experience and be inspired by the Leicester-Shire & Rutland School Games Programme, now in its sixth year.

North Charnwood were crowned 2016/17 School Games Champions after an action-packed Summer Championships on Friday 30th June.

Held at the impressive Uppingham School Sports Centre, over 1,000 aspiring athletes represented their School and Partnership areas. The teams reached the Championships after progressing through earlier partnership finals and found themselves battling it out in a range of sports and competitions. Teams competed in Quadkids Athletics, Kwik Cricket, Swimming, Tri-Golf, Hockey, Netball, Sportsability and the Change 4 Life Festival.

The day kicked off with the energetic Rutland Youth Dance Academy, who got athletes, teachers and parents out of their seats and ready for the activities ahead. They were followed by GO GOLD funded 400m hurdler Ben Higgins, who is set to compete at the National School Games in August.

Three hours of high quality action followed, with teams aiming to become county champions in their respective competition and give their Partnership valuable points on the medals table. North Charnwood emerged victorious following Super-Series Finals, the Spring and Summer Championships, topping the Medals Table with 245 points. The Spirit of the Games Champions were Melton & Belvoir who showed most determination, passion and respect throughout the School Games programme this year, winning 7 individual Spirit trophies.

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport, in partnership with the School Sport & Physical Activity Networks (SSPANs), deliver the Leicester-Shire & Rutland School Games Programme, which is a unique opportunity to motivate and inspire young people to take part in more competitive school sport. It is open to all young people aged 5-18 years, of all abilities and backgrounds from every school.

Claire Jarvis, School Games Manager from Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport said: "This year has seen another fantastic School Games Summer Championships, with over 1,000 young people attending and competing. The young athletes were inspired by GO GOLD athlete Ben Higgins, who started his journey at School Games Athletics and is now competing nationally and internationally in the 400m Hurdles alongside studying for his GCSE's! He is also set to compete at the UK National School Games, which take place in Loughborough again this year."

The School Games fever sets to continue with the 2017 National School Games Finals taking place at Loughborough University from 31st August – 3rd September. The best young stars from across the country all come together to take part in the four-day extravaganza.

There are exclusive opportunities available just for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Schools, including £1 tickets via school group bookings. Primary Schools taking up this fantastic opportunity will also be able to access a fantastic Education Activity Pack with information, activities and ideas for Teachers and Pupils to use before, during and following the National Finals. For more information visit schoolgamesfinals.org/school-engagement

Results

  • North Charnwood crowned '2016/17 School Games Champions'.
  • Melton & Belvoir crowned '2016/17 School Games Spirit of the Games Champions'.

Quadkids Athletics Year 3/4 Mixed

  • Winners: North West Leicestershire
  • Spirit of the Games Winners: South Charnwood

Quadkids Athletics Year 5/6 Mixed

  • Winners: West Leicester
  • Spirit of the Games Winners: North West Leicestershire

Kwik Cricket Year 5/6 Girls

  • Winners: Blaby & Harborough
  • Spirit of the Games Winners: Rutland

Kwik Cricket Year 5/6 Mixed

  • Winners: West Leicester
  • Spirit of the Games Winners: Rutland

Quicksticks Hockey Year 3/4 Mixed

  • Winners: Hinckley & Bosworth
  • Spirit of the Games Winners: Melton & Belvoir

Quicksticks Hockey Year 5/6 Mixed

  • Winners: Hinckley & Bosworth
  • Spirit of the Games Winners: Hinckley & Bosworth

Netball Year 5/6 High 5 Mixed

  • Winners: Oadby & Wigston
  • Spirit of the Games Winners: Melton & Belvoir

Sportsability Key Stage 2 Mixed Pan Disability

  • Winners: Hinckley & Bosworth
  • Spirit of the Games Winners: Melton & Belvoir

Swimming Year 5/6 Mixed

  • Winners: Blaby & Harborough
  • Spirit of the Games Winners: Hinckley & Bosworth

Tri-Golf Year 3/4 Mixed

  • Winners: Blaby & Harborough
  • Spirit of the Games Winners: Hinckley & Bosworth

Tri Golf Year 5/6 Mixed

  • Winners: North Charnwood
  • Spirit of the Games Winners: East Leicester

Change 4 Life Festival Year 3/4 Mixed (non-competitive)

  • Spirit of the Games Winners: North Charnwood

Photographs will be available to view Friday 7th July, by completing the online evaluation survey.


Leicester-Shire & Rutland athletes battle it out for the county’s sporting crowns

Leicester-Shire & Rutland athletes battle it out for the county's sporting crowns

Almost 800 secondary school aged pupils took over Loughborough University, as the Leicester-Shire & Rutland School Games Spring Championships rolled into town on Wednesday 5th April.

Organised by Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS), 13 competitions saw 10 different School Sport Partnership areas represented as Schools looked to achieve glory.

Recently named as the best sporting University in the world, Loughborough was the perfect venue to showcase some of the finest school sport talent in Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland. The world class facilities helped to spur on teams who had the finest equipment and facilities at their disposal.

LRS in partnership with the School Sport & Physical Activity Networks (SSPANs), deliver the Leicester-Shire & Rutland School Games Programme, which is a unique opportunity to motivate and inspire young people to take part in more competitive school sport. It is open to all young people aged 5-18 years, of all abilities and backgrounds from every school.

The start saw the voice of Leicester City's Premier League triumph, BBC Leicester's Ian Stringer, compere the Opening Ceremony. Ian was joined on stage by skateboarding act Team Rubicon, who put on a memorable performance that helped wow the crowd before the Games got underway.

When the Championships started, the action was non-stop as athletes jumped, threw, spiked and ran their way towards the top spots. The 13 competitions were across seven different sports, which provided the opportunity to compete in: Wheelchair Basketball, Learning Disability Basketball, Boccia, Dodgeball, Indoor Rowing, Volleyball and Sportshall Athletics.

Battling it out for the right to call themselves 'County Champions'. the four hours of sport produced the highs and lows that are inevitable. It didn't affect the School Games spirit though, which saw an incredible atmosphere generated throughout both the events and the ceremonies.

104 teams took part throughout the day, equating to 50 different schools being well represented on the biggest stage in local school sport. And in June, even more will have their chance to shine when the School Games Summer Championships is held. The action will switch away from Charnwood for that, with a venue of Uppingham School Sports Centre set to play host to the primary school focused Championships.

School Games Ambassador and Team GB Paralympian Sam Ruddock was on hand throughout the afternoon to pose for pictures and help to inspire the next generation of potential athletes. He was also a part of the Closing Ceremony and the trophy presentations, as winners and Spirit of the Games winners were crowned for each competition.

There is more School Games action to come in the next few months. In addition to the Summer Championships, Super-Series Finals will also take place in Boccia, Go-Ride Cycling, Softball and Tennis.

Loughborough University will again play host to the National School Games from 31st August-3rd September. The venue hosted the 2016 Games and will continue to be the home venue this year, as the best young stars from across the country all come together to take part in the four day extravaganza.

Results - Winners/Spirit of the Games Winners

(See separate Results Document for full results)

Wheelchair Basketball

  • Winners: North West Leicestershire
  • Spirit of the Games Winners: Blaby & Harborough

Learning Disability Basketball – Division A

  • Winners: Melton & Belvoir
  • Spirit of the Games Winners: North Charnwood

Learning Disability Basketball – Division B

  • Winners: Blaby & Harborough
  • Spirit of the Games Winners: East Leicester

Boccia MLD

  • Winners: North Charnwood
  • Spirit of the Games Winners: East Leicester

Boccia SLD

  • Winners: North Charnwood
  • Spirit of the Games Winners: West Leicester

Dodgeball

  • Winners: North West Leicestershire
  • Spirit of the Games Winners: North Charnwood

Rowing Year 9

  • Winners: Hinckley & Bosworth
  • Spirit of the Games Winners: Oadby & Wigston

Rowing Year 11

  • Winners: Hinckley & Bosworth
  • Spirit of the Games Winners: Blaby & Harborough

Sportshall Athletics Year 7 Girls

  • Winners: East Leicester
  • Spirit of the Games Winners: Blaby & Harborough

Sportshall Athletics Year 7 Boys

  • Winners: Blaby & Harborough
  • Spirit of the Games Winners: North West Leicestershire

Sportshall Athletics Year 8 Girls

  • Winners: Hinckley & Bosworth
  • Spirit of the Games Winners: Melton & Belvoir

Sportshall Athletics Year 8 Boys

  • Winners: Oadby & Wigston
  • Spirit of the Games Winners: Rutland

Volleyball Girls

  • Winners: South Charnwood
  • Spirit of the Games Winners: Rutland

Volleyball Boys

  • Winners: Blaby & Harborough
  • Spirit of the Games Winners: North West Leicestershire

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The final Leicester-Shire & Rutland School Games event of 2016/17 will take place at Uppingham School Sports Centre, as the Summer Championships returns on Friday 30th June.

Having previously been held at the venue in 2014, Uppingham will see out the 2016/17 calendar of events as almost 1,000 primary school pupils will battle it out on behalf of their school and partnership area.

The Summer Championships is the pinnacle of primary level school sport, with schools having progressed through from earlier Level 2 competitions to represent their partnership area.

The day will begin with Gaynor Nash compering the event, and a special dance performance and mass warm-up from local Rutland Youth Dance Academy during the Opening Ceremony. GO GOLD funded Athlete Ben Higgins from Rutland, who is an international 400m hurdler will be on hand at the Closing Ceremony to hand out the winning trophies.

From over 60 schools, 119 Teams will battle it out for School Games glory across a range of sports. In total, 12 competitions will take place. These are:

  • Quadkids Athletics - Year 3/4 Mixed
  • Quadkids Athletics - Year 5/6 Mixed
  • Kwik Cricket Year 5/6 Mixed
  • Kwik Cricket Year 6 Girls
  • Quicksticks Hockey Year 3/4 Mixed School
  • Quicksticks Hockey Year 5/6 Mixed
  • High 5 Netball Year 5/6 Mixed
  • Sportsability Year 5/6 Mixed
  • Swimming Year 5/6 Mixed
  • Tri Golf Year 3/4 Mixed
  • Tri Golf Year 5/6 Mixed
  • Change 4 Life Festival

Which Partnership will be crowned 'School Games Champions' and 'Spirit of the Games Champions' for 2016/17?

Throughout the 2016/17 school year, schools representing their partnership areas have competed in 6 Super-Series Finals and the Spring Championships back in April to help their partnership climb the School Games Medals Table, but will who take the titles this year? (Table as it currently stands)

The School Games action doesn't stop for 2017 though. Loughborough University will again host the National School Games from 31st August – 3rd September 2017, where the most talented young athletes compete. There are opportunities for Schools and spectators to attend and a School ticket offer for just £1 per person!

The Leicester-Shire & Rutland School Games, now in its seventh year, is part of the national 'School Games Programme' that is a unique opportunity to motivate and inspire young people to take part in more competitive school sport. It is open to all young people aged 5-18 years, of all abilities and backgrounds from every school across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.

The latest results and photos from the Summer Championships will be updated throughout the day live on social media - follow #LRSchoolGames

Partners

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

Partners

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