Future Swimming Stars in Action at the Sainsbury’s UK School Games
From the 1st – 4th September 2011 Sheffield will play host to this year’s Sainsbury’s UK School Games.
Since the games conception in Glasgow 2006 the Sainsbury’s UK School Games has grown as a multi-sport event for the UK’s elite young athletes of school age. With two additional sports added to this year’s line up the event now consists of a total of twelve sports. Each is combined into a four day games environment complete with an opening and closing ceremony which aims to replicate the feel of major events such as the Olympic, Paralympic or Commonwealth games.
The Sainsbury’s UK School games aims to create an inspirational and motivational setting offering athletes both an invaluable educational experience and providing them with an opportunity to thrive and perform at the highest levels.
Over 180 athletes all aged 16 or under will be taking to Ponds Forge International Sports Centre to compete in a total of 44 events included 12 dedicated disability events; 22 for both boys and girls. 8 teams will be competing for the sought after Sainsbury’ UK School Games trophy; England North, England South, England East, England Central, Scotland North and West, Scotland South and East, Ireland and Wales. Teams are selected on the basis of athlete performances in specific events throughout the annual calendar.
To follow all of the action from the games and to get live results from the swimming competition click here.