Sussex schoolchildren showcase sporting excellence at School Games

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Over 950 schoolchildren aged 7-14 from 87 Sussex schools competed for sporting glory at the Sainsbury’s School Games on Wednesday 8 July 2015 at K2, Crawley.

Students competed in a range of sports, including: athletics, golf, football, netball, gymnastics & disability sports.

The overall winners were Mid Sussex, followed by the Southern area in second place and West Sussex in third place.

They were joined by professional athlete Nigel Levine, a 4x400m Gold medalist at the 2013 European Indoor Championships.

Nigel, who attended the event in his capacity as a Sport England Sporting Champion, delivered some inspirational words during the Opening Ceremony:

‘I’m here today to inspire you to be the best that you can be. I hope that you all have a lot of fun at today’s Sussex School Games!’

Consisting of four levels of activity: competition in schools, between schools, at county level and at the Finals, the School Games is backed by Sport England National Lottery funding & the Youth Sport Trust and sponsored by Freedom Leisure & University of Chichester.

The Sussex School Games are delivered by a Local Organising Committee (LOC), consisting of Active Sussex, the Sussex School PE & Sport Network, NGBs, local authorities, leisure providers & headteachers. 250 volunteers & young leaders from secondary schools across Sussex ensured that the day ran smoothly.

British Paralympic Association Department for culture, media and sport Change 4 Life Lottery funded Youth Sport Trust

Part of the Sussex Legacy Initiative. Corporate partners are:

University of Chichester Freedom Leisure Rix & Kay TBCC K2 Active Sussex