Posted: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:30

Tickets still available for National School Games

The 2016 National School Games is taking place at Loughborough University from 1-4 September, and you can be a part of it!

1,600 athletes from across the UK will compete across 12 sports, seven of which include disability disciplines, at the four-day spectacular.

The event, that aims to replicate the experience of a major sporting event like an Olympic and Paralympic or Commonwealth Games, will have spectacular opening and closing ceremonies, an athletes' village and a full education programme that gives the competing athletes a unique insight into the world of elite sport.

Loughborough University will host 11 of the sports at the 2016 School Games as well as providing an Olympic style athletes' village, which will give competitors a real flavour of a major multi-sport event.

The confirmed sports and ceremonies that will take place at the 2016 School Games are as follows:

Sport

Venue

Competition dates

Opening Ceremony

Shirley Pearce Square, Loughborough University

September 1

Athletics

Paula Radcliffe Athletics Track

September 2

Cycling

Loughborough University Campus & nearby roads

September 2,3 & 4

Fencing

National Cricket Performance Centre

September 2,3 & 4

Gymnastics

Loughborough Sport Tennis Centre

September 3 & 4

Hockey

Loughborough University Hockey Pitches

September 1,2,3 & 4

Judo

New Victory Hall

September 2,3 & 4

Rugby Sevens

Loughborough University 1st XV pitch

September 2,3 & 4

Swimming*

Ponds Forge, Sheffield

September 3

Table Tennis

Loughborough Sport Tennis Centre

September 2,3 & 4

Volleyball

Sir David Wallace Sports Centre

September 1,2,3 & 4

Wheelchair Basketball

Loughborough Netball Centre

September 2,3 & 4

Wheelchair Tennis

Loughborough Sport Tennis Centre

September 2,3 & 4

Closing Ceremony

Shirley Pearce Square

September 4

Alongside the 1,600 elite young athletes at the event this year, there will be over 400 volunteers supporting the venues, many of which will be young people. There will also be a young media team covering all aspects of the games and a Talent Inspiration Programme which aims to engage young people who have ambitions of competing at the event in the future.

Tickets are available from just £7.50 (adults) / £5.00 (U18).

Buy a ticket to witness the action and some future Olympic and Paralympic stars!

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