Worcestershire Winter School Games final kicks off in style!
Posted: Mon, 08 Apr 2019 16:35
Today (8th April) over 1000 children from across the county descended on Bromsgrove School to kick the 7th Worcestershire Winter School Games off in style. Whilst the rain couldn't be avoided, participants' spirits were not dampened as teams from 56 schools went head-to-head in the 11 different competitions, from Handball to Pan-disability football.
Hosted by the Local Organising Committee, Sports Partnership Herefordshire & Worcestershire and School Games Organisers, the Games saw children – aged from 7 – 15 years old, battling for the title of Worcestershire Winter School Games Champion.
Encouraging young participants to exercise the six School Games values - Respect, Determination, Self-belief, Honesty, Passion and Teamwork - Sporting Champion, Charlie Fogarty, shared his inspirational journey, moving a number of the audience to tears before officially opening the Games.
The festival was also supported by a team of Young Leaders and volunteers, as well as a media team made up of budding reporters, photographers and video journalists, ensuring the whole event is focused on young people.
Steve Brewster, Chief Executive Officer at the Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire said, "The School Games is a unique opportunity to motivate and inspire millions of young people across the country to participate in more competitive school sport."
"We are delighted to welcome over 1000 young participants and leaders to Bromsgrove School today and wish to pay tribute to our sponsors Phenix Education and Redpoint Climbing as well as the National Lottery and Sport England for supporting such an incredible event, which goes from strength to strength."