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County celebration of sport just a week away!

Posted: Fri, 02 Feb 2018 14:26

County celebration of sport just a week away!

Schools across the length and breadth of the county are currently battling it out to compete in the county finals of the Worcestershire School Games taking place on Monday 12th February at Bromsgrove School.

The School Games, which is funded by Sport England and delivered locally by the Sports Partnership Herefordshire & Worcestershire (SPHW) and School Games Organisers, is a government led programme designed to deliver competitive sport to schools and to provide more young people with the opportunity to compete and achieve their personal best.

The county final is the culmination of weeks of numerous inter-school competitions and will see over 800 young people, aged 7 to 16, come together to compete in events including sportshall athletics, dodgeball, netball and quickskicks hockey. The event also offers inclusive events such as pan disability football and new age kurling.

Young leaders will have the opportunity to try their hand at media reporting as well as officiating and running events.

The event, sponsored by Free Radio and the West Midlands Safari Park, will be compared by Free Radio DriveTime presenter DJ Hursty, 'This is one of my favourite events to attend. The passion, determination and teamwork is outstanding and the children are a real inspiration to each other and to those watching.'

Nicola Anslow, Education Manager at the West Midland Safari Park, said, 'We are once again delighted to be supporting the School Games in Worcestershire. Our half-term February holiday clubs will combine being active alongside exploring the natural world so the School Games is a natural fit for us.'

School Games Organiser, Tracey Freer, said, 'We should also like to extend our thanks to Bromsgrove School who offer use of their superb facilities. Their kindness and hospitality is second to none.'

Tags: School Games, Worcestershire