Everyone's a winner at the 2019 Notts Summer School Games
Posted: Tue, 09 Jul 2019 10:17
Teams from Annesley Primary, West Bridgford, Pierrepont Gamston, Bleasby, Bramcote C of E and Retford Oaks were among the winners at the Notts School Games Event on Friday, July 5 at Nottingham Trent University's Clifton Campus, attended by 1,500 young people.
The multi-sport event saw more than 100 teams from all around Nottinghamshire take part in 11 sporting activities across eleven different sports – Boccia, Inclusive Sportshall Athletics, Mini Tennis, Mini Basketball, Quickstix Hockey, Pan Disability Football, Quadkids Athletics, Rounders, Tag Rugby and Tri Golf, as well as an Inclusive Multi-Sport Challenge.
Another 120 young leaders volunteered as event officials, marshals and media leaders to ensure the smooth running of the event, which is the culmination of competition across the school year.
Each of the teams taking part had already excelled to get through to this stage, having qualified by winning their local area competition. Several teams were also recognised for their sportsmanship and effort and received Spirit of the Games awards.
The event began with an opening ceremony which included fantastic entertainment from local musicians South Notts Academy Samba band and a dance instructor warmed up the crowd by providing an aerobics session. Speakers included former GB cyclo-cross athlete Nikki Brammeier and the compere for the day was a fantastic young pupil from Joseph Whittaker school- Page Daniels.
Ilana Freestone, Active Notts Director, said:
"We congratulate every school and pupil that has taken part in this year's school games and represented their district, it's great to see schools come together and compete and really immerse themselves in the spirit of sport"
"A big thanks to the organisers and young leaders too, who without their support the games wouldn't happen"
The event was supported by Nottingham Trent University, which provided the use of its first-class facilities at its Clifton Campus for the event.
A full list of results is below:
Boccia (KS1 and 2)
Winner: King Edwin (Newark & Sherwood)
2nd Place: Intake Farm (Mansfield)
3rd Place: Richard Bonington (Gedling)
Spirit of the Games: Richard Bonington (Gedling)
Boccia (KS3 and 4)
Winner: Retford Oaks (Bassetlaw)
2nd Place: Joseph Whitaker (Newark & Sherwood)
3rd Place: Fernwood School (City)
Spirit of the Games: Retford Oaks (Bassetlaw)
Inclusive Sportshall Athletics
Spirit of the Games: Priory Primary (Broxtowe)
Winner: Pierrepont Gamston (Rushcliffe)
2nd Place:Chuter Ede (Newark and Sherwood)
3rd Place: Underwood C of E Primary (Ashfield)
Spirit of the Games: Worksop Priory (Bassetlaw)
Winner: Brancote (Broxtowe)
2nd Place: Old Basford Primary (City)
3rd Place: Lowdam C of E Primary (Gedling)
Spirit of the Games: Sutton on Trent (Newark and Sherwood)
Winner: Radcliffe (Rushcliffe)
2nd Place: Abbey Primary School (Mansfield)
3rd Place: Arnold Mill (Gedling)
Spirit of the Games: Radcliffe on Trent Juniors (Rushcliffe)
Winner: West Bridgford (Rushcliffe)
2nd Place: Selston High School (Ashfield)
3rd Place (joint): Joseph Whitaker (Newark & Sherwood) George Spencer (Broxtowe)
Spirit of the Games: Redhill Academy (Gedling)
Winner: West Bridgford (Rushcliffe)
2nd Place: Redhill (Gedling)
3rd Place: Arnold Hill (Gedling)
Spirit of the Games: Newark Academy (Newark and Sherwood)
Winner: Annesley Primary (Ashfield)
2nd Place: Croft Primary (Ashfield)
3rd Place: Greythorn (Rushcliffe)
Spirit of the Games: Sparken Hill Academy (Bassetlaw)
Winner: Bleasby (Newark)
2nd Place: Linby C of Primary (Ashfield)
3rd Place: Salterford House (Gedling)
Spirit of the Games: The Lanes (Broxtowe)
The School Games Event has been designed to be a fun and inspirational day, providing everyone with the opportunity to experience a multi-sports competition with an opening ceremony and medal presentations. Above all it is a celebration of participation, underpinning the core values of sport in our county.
Its mission is to keep competitive sport at the heart of schools and provide more young people with the opportunity to compete and achieve their personal best.