School Games success

13 September 2013, 13:47

Sainsbury School GamesMore than 1,600 young athletes from across the country competed in Sheffield at the four day Sainsbury’s School Games which aim to encourage students to perform at the highest levels.

Eight venues were being used for twelve current and future Olympic and Paralympic sports: Fencing, Rugby Sevens, Gymnastics, Hockey, Badminton, Athletics, Cycling, Judo, Swimming, Table Tennis, Volleyball and Wheelchair Basketball.

In addition there were disability events in six sports: Athletics, Fencing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Cycling and Wheelchair Basketball.

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Sainsbury’s 2012 School Games under starter’s orders

24 April 2012, 09:52

The Sainsbury’s 2012 School Games is a multi-sport event for the UK’s elite young athletes of school age and the inaugural event is due to begin start in just a few days time in the Olympic Park and other venues.

From Sunday 6th May until Wednesday 9th May, the Sainsbury’s 2012 School Games seeks to create an inspirational and motivational setting which not only provides our elite young sports people with the opportunity to thrive and perform at the highest levels, but encourages more young people to take part and succeed in sport.

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Sainsbury’s to sponsor UK School Games

24 March 2010, 15:23

Sainsbury’s has announced that it will become the title sponsor of the UK School Games – a multi-sport event showcasing the UK’s most talented young athletes.

The UK School Games were launched by sports charity the Youth Sport Trust in 2006 – aiming to provide elite young athletes with experience of a high profile competition, with an athletes’ village and opening and closing ceremonies, to replicate the Olympics and Paralympics or Commonwealth Games.

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3,000 new after school Olympic sport clubs

17 March 2010, 14:36

Teenagers across the UK are to get the chance to join one of 3,000 new after school clubs offering Olympic and Paralympic sports, Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw has announced.

Six million pounds of Government and Lottery money is being invested to create a network of new after school clubs in secondary schools and colleges across England.

The clubs will give young people of all abilities the opportunity to play a range of Olympic and Paralympic sports – badminton, boccia, fencing, handball, table tennis, volleyball and wheelchair basketball.

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