Four days of high quality competitive sport was brought to an end as the 2010 Sainsbury’s UK School Games official closing ceremony took place last weekend in the Gateshead International Stadium.
In front of hundreds of competitors, volunteers and officials, BBC sport presenter Jill Douglas hosted an exciting ceremony for what has been described by many as the best UK School Games ever.
Will Roberts, Youth Sport Trust’s Senior Development Manager, responsible for organising this year’s event, explained; “The 2010 Sainsbury’s UK School Games will live long in the memory of all involved – from the competitors to the volunteers, officials to the supporters – it was an event with something for everyone.”
“It isn’t only the athletes who won medals that will be taking something home – every single one of them will have learned valuable lessons; picked up experiences that will serve them on the next steps in their careers and many new friendships will have been forged.
“The host cities of Gateshead, Newcastle and Sunderland were fantastic and saw some incredible competition over the four days of the event.”
“Sheffield 2011 has a really tough act to follow as the North East set the bar for the Sainsbury’s UK School Games, but I have no doubt it will rise to the challenge!”