Planning for the Hampshire Games 2015 is well underway. The Games will be taking place on Friday 19 June 2015 at Aldershot Military Stadium, Queens Avenue, GU11 2JL.
Over 2,000 young people will be competing in the Hampshire Games, part of the Sainsbury’s School Games initiative, across a range of sports including Athletics, Basketball, Boccia, Cycling, Football, Gymnastics, Hockey, Netball, New Age Kurling, Rounders, Swimming, Tag Rugby, Tennis, Tri-Golf, Trampolining and Volleyball.
The Sainsbury's School Games is a unique opportunity to motivate and inspire millions of young people across the country to take part in more competitive school sport. The Games are designed to build on the magic of London 2012 to enable every school and child to participate in competitive sport, including meaningful opportunities for disabled youngsters.
The Hampshire Games is backed by National Lottery funding through Sport England. It is fully inclusive and increases the opportunities for young people to take part in sport throughout the year; offering some young people their first taste of county-wide competition.
The Hampshire Games also provides a Challenge Zone for young people and spectators to try various different activities throughout the day including a climbing wall, assault course, smoothie bike and Table Tennis.
Chair of the Local Organising Committee Anna Dawson, said:
“The Hampshire Games continues to grow year on year and the level of commitment and dedication of the children is exceptional. The aim is for every child to leave the games feeling inspired to continue to take part in sport and physical activity and relish the opportunity to compete against others. The Local Organising Committee is proud to be helping children gain experience in friendly competition throughout Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.”
The School Games is sponsored by Sainsbury’s and supported by a range of partners including the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Youth Sport Trust, Department of Health, Department for Education and is backed by National Lottery funding through Sport England.
Over £128m of Lottery and Government funding is being invested to support the School Games.
For further information about how schools can become involved in the School Games go to www.yourschoolgames.com
Sports Development Officer
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