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Young Stars Shine At School Games

Annual sporting extravaganza for school-age athletes sees more than 1,600 talented young people take part.

For the athletes competing at this year’s School Games, the four-day festival was a small taster of what it's like to compete at an Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The national multi-sport event – supported by National Lottery funding and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust – saw the country’s finest young talent descend on Loughborough University to compete across 12 sports, seven of which included disability disciplines.

After a dance and music-filled opening ceremony to remember, sporting heroes, Maggie Alphonsi MBE, Jessica Judd and Paralympic gold medal-winning athlete, Tim Prendergast, were on hand to get the action underway.

Turning Talent Into Success

Developing future talent is a crucial part of our strategy, and the School Games feeds into the work we're doing to set talented young athletes on the road to success.

Our main role is to work towards an active nation that caters for everyone – which includes making sure everyone has the chance to take part in competitive sport.

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