The 2017 School Games took place at Loughborough University from 31st August-3rd September. The School Games is as close as you can get to a ‘mini Olympics’ at school age and gives young athletes a taste of what a large scale multi sport competition is like.
The event seeks to create an inspirational and motivational setting that not only provides elite young sports people with the opportunity to thrive and perform at the highest levels, but encourages more young people to take part and succeed in sport.
Competition is held in a total of eleven current and future Olympic and Paralympic sports: Athletics, Cycling, Fencing, Hockey, Judo, Rugby Sevens, Swimming, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Wheelchair Basketball and Wheelchair Tennis, with the 12th sport being Girls Cricket as a demonstration sport for 2017. There will be disability events in seven of these sports: Athletics, Fencing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Cycling, Wheelchair Basketball and Wheelchair Tennis.
Many GLL Sport Foundation athletes were selected to compete and the results are in! Supported athletes won a total of 11 medals (that we know of!), which is a fantastic result. If we have missed you off, please let us know – firstname.lastname@example.org
The results are as follows –
Kiah Dubarry-Gay – 200m Silver 24.39
Oliver Dustin – 800m Gold 1min 53 secs
Pippa Earley – 80m Hurdles Gold 10.94
Dominic Ogbechie – Long Jump Gold 7.22m
Kate Wootton – Cycling Girls Sprint Short – 13th Place
Dominic de Almeida – Fencing Foil Gold
Laura Sheffield – Fencing Epee Silver
Megan Ware – Fencing Sabre Bronze
Shaun Malazarte – Judo U60kg Gold
Scott Pearce – Judo U60kg Silver
Lily Booker – 200m Breaststroke Gold, 100m Breaststroke Silver
Brodie Judge – 50m Freestyle, Silver, 100m Butterfly 7th Place
Matthew Titman – 100m Butterfly 6th Place
Victoria Catterson – 800m Freestyle 5th Place
Mia Davison – 100m Breaststroke 7th Place
James Bilbao – 100m Breaststroke 4th Place
Beth Richards – Table Tennis Gold
Bartosz Soczewka – Bronze with England Cadets
Sebastian WIlliams MC 400m Freestyle 6th Place, MC 100m Backstroke 7th Place
Charlotte Hyde MC 400m Freestyle 3rd Place, MC 100m Breaststroke 5th Place
Drew Stables MC 100m Freestyle Bronze
We’re very proud of all our athletes – this competition is one of its kind and creates a pathway towards the Olympics and Paralympics for young talent.