The National Governing Bodies for cricket, hockey and netball have joined forces in a bid to encourage 150,000 schoolgirls to…
The Sainsbury’s 2012 School Games and its predecessor the UK School Games (2006-2011) have a strong track-record of providing a springboard for athletes who then go on to compete at a national level.
Around 1,600 of the nation’s finest young sports stars will compete in the Sainsbury’s 2012 School Games, cheered on by an estimated 35,000 spectators at what will be will be the last event to be held on the Olympic Park before the opening ceremony on 27th July.
The 2010 Sainsbury’s UK School Games will run from 2nd – 5th September and will be hosted by Gateshead, Newcastle and Sunderland.
By developing the technical skills they need in order to succeed in sports, children will also develop greater self-confidence and enjoy their sport participation all the more.
In addition to the clear instruction for teaching skills, rules and strategies, each lesson generates opportunities for students to develop physical, cognitive and social skills.
Jeremy Hunt, the shadow secretary of state for culture, media and sport, is considering proposals which would see schools compete against each other in a variety of events at local, county and regional levels, before a national championships was held in a major UK city.
At the culmination of the Games, one school would be crowned with the accolade of the sportiest in the country.
Basketball, synchronised swimming, taekwondo, boxing, archery and hockey are the big winners in UK Sport’s Olympic 2012 funding programme. All…