Talented future sports stars ready to shine at the Nottinghamshire School Games

1 July 2016

The Nottinghamshire School Games is set to take place just before the final of the European Championships, one month prior to the Rio Olympics, on the 8th July 2016.

World record holding Football Freestyler and TV personality Dan Magness, will perform at the opening ceremony, alongside talented young performers Nu Projeks Dance and Charlie Brailsford. Olympic Gold Medallist Tim Baillie, is set to inspire young people taking part with his inspirational journey to win Olympic gold. 

The games, supported by Sport Nottinghamshire, is an event for young people, run by young people, who will take numerous key leadership roles including supporting sports competitions, compering and interviewing at the opening ceremony and capturing media footage.

The games gives schools and young people of all abilities the chance to compete in a variety of sports including; Cricket, Netball, and Boccia, across various sporting facilities in Nottinghamshire, to grace the title of County Champion across 17 sports competitions. 1500 school students will be present on the day and 120 sports leaders from schools and colleges countywide will be supporting the games.

80 schools have qualified through competitions that took place at their own schools and subsequently competitions in their own district/borough areas to make it to these showcase county finals.

The event is recognised by many people including leading public figures across Nottinghamshire, for encouraging children to lead a healthy, active and happy life from a young age. The Nottinghamshire School Games aims to inspire all young people taking part as leaders, performers or athletes, helping them to grow in confidence, develop key skills and achieve their full potential in sport and in life.

Rob Cook, Youth Sport Manager, Sport Nottinghamshire said, ‘Sport Nottinghamshire hopes that the School Games will continue to provide inspiration for young people to take part in this event and be active throughout their lives. For many, the games will be the start of a life-long passion for sport and physical activity, for a select few, it will be the start of a journey to represent Team GB at future major events.’

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