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School Games Championships

We stage the County Final showcase events in the form of Championship events.

Level 2 winning partnership school teams then compete at the Championships to be crowned 'County Champions' in their particular competition!

A Spring Championships will take place in March 2018 for secondary aged athletes and the Summer Championships in June 2018 for primary aged athletes.

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


School Games Spring Championships produces a striking display of young sporting talent

Over 800 secondary school aged pupils took over Loughborough University, as the Leicester-Shire & Rutland School Games Spring Championships rolled into town on Wednesday 21st March.

Organised by Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS), 13 competitions across seven sports saw the 10 School Sport & Physical Activity Networks (SSPANs) represented as schools looked to achieve county glory.

Loughborough was the perfect host venue to continue the tradition and showcased 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.

The start saw BBC Radio Leicester's Ian Stringer compere the Opening Ceremony, who was joined on stage with a dancing sequence and mass warm-up performed by the Rutland Youth Dance Academy.

Ian said, "The School Games is a real privilege to attend as a sport lover. In my job I'm lucky to speak to many professionals in elite sport but the desire and dedication of the young athletes and teachers in genuinely inspiring.

I spent time at every event and was blown away but the levels of inclusion and effort by all involved. I thoroughly enjoyed my day.

A tip of the hat for the organisers too who must have had to work tirelessly to make the day happen. No stone was left unturned. Massive credit should go to Geoff and Claire who I know are instrumental in getting the day together. It's a day I always look forward to."

The UEFA Men's Under 17 Championship Trophy was also on display for the young athletes, as Tournament Director Andy Carter spoke to the crowds about the Finals Tournament coming to Loughborough on the 8th and 10th of May.

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

Battling it out for the right to call themselves 'County Champions', four hours of non-stop sporting action produced the highs and lows encouraged by cheering parents, teachers and young leaders. School Games isn't all about the competitive nature and winning. Each competition witnessed great breadth of sportsmanship across the teams to earn a 'Spirit of the Games' award based on its core values: determination, honesty, passion, respect, self-believe and teamwork.

106 teams took part throughout the day, equating to 46 different schools being well represented on the biggest stage in local school sport.

The day concluded with mini-ceremonies at the end of the day in each sport where the trophies and medals were handed out. The mini-ceremony approach meant it was a great opportunity to reflect on team performances and thank all volunteers, young leaders and event staff involved for their tireless efforts to make such a special event a success.

Results - Winners/Spirit of the Games Winners

(See separate Results Document for full results)

Sitting Volleyball

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

Learning Disability Basketball – Pool A

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

Learning Disability Basketball – Pool B

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

Boccia Key Stage 4 MLD

  • Winners: Oadby & Wigston
  • Spirit of the Games Winners: West Leicester

Boccia Key Stage 4 SLD

  • Winners: Melton & Belvoir
  • Spirit of the Games Winners: East Leicester

Dodgeball

  • Winners: North West Leicestershire
  • Spirit of the Games Winners: Melton & Belvoir

Rowing Year 9

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

Rowing Year 11

  • Winners: Blaby & Harborough
  • Spirit of the Games Winners: Oadby & Wigston

Sportshall Athletics Year 7 Girls

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

Sportshall Athletics Year 7 Boys

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

Sportshall Athletics Year 8 Girls

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

Sportshall Athletics Year 8 Boys

  • Winners: Oadby & Wigston
  • Spirit of the Games Winners: West Leicester

Volleyball Girls

  • Winners: Blaby & Harborough
  • Spirit of the Games Winners: South Charnwood

Volleyball Boys

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

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 action doesn't stop there for Loughborough. The University will again host the National School Gamesfrom 30th August – 2nd September 2018, where the country's most talented young athletes compete.

The Leicester-Shire & Rutland School Games, now in its seventh year, is part of the national 'School Games Programme'. It aims to keep competitive sport at the heart of schools and provide more young people with the opportunity to compete and achieve their personal best.

Photographs will be available to view on our Facebook page w/c 26th March.


School Games Summer Championships

Friday 29th June 2018
Uppingham School Sports Centre

Sports/Competitions

Sport

Competition

Quadkids Athletics

Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 Mixed

Kwik Cricket

Year 5/6 Mixed and Girls

Quicksticks Hockey

Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 Mixed

Netball

Year 5/6 High 5 Mixed

Sportsability

Key Stage 2 Mixed Pan Disability

Swimming

Year 5/6 Mixed

Tri-Golf

Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 Mixed

Change 4 Life Festival (particpation)

Year 3/4 Mixed


Get social at the Championships!

Follow LRS on Instagram

Throughout the event we will be uploading photos from all the competitions!

Follow LRS on Twitter

For the latest updates and results follow @LR_Sport and use #LRSchoolGames

Add LRS on Snapchat

We'll be uploading photos and videos from the Super-Series Finals! Use #LRSchoolGames

Like LRS on Facebook

Throughout the event we will be uploading photos from all competitions! LIKE our page and get tagging!

Partners

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

Partners

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