2017 National School Games
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 - Sun, 03 Sep 2017
Venue: Loughborough University
The School Games National Finals is a four day multi-sport event for the UK's elite young athletes of school age. The event seeks to create an inspirational and motivational setting that not only provides our 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.
The competition reinforces the experience of multi-sport events like the Olympic and Paralympic Games and Commonwealth Games, complete with Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
The athletes will compete in: Athletics, Cycling, Fencing, Hockey, Judo, Rugby 7's, Swimming, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Tennis and, new this year, Cricket.
Of the twelve sports, five of them, Athletics, Cycling, Fencing, Swimming and Table Tennis incorporate disability events, and two of them, Wheelchair Basketball and Wheelchair Tennis are Paralympic only sports.
Around 1,600 of the nation's finest young sports stars will participate in this event. Many of the young stars competing in the Schools Games go on to have successful international sporting careers and the alumni include Olympic and Paralympic champions Adam Peaty, Ellie Simmonds (Swimming), Owain Doull (Cycling), Hannah Cockroft (Athletics) and Georgie Twigg (Hockey) to name just a few.
How to get involved
There are a number of ways to get involved; from spectating in the stands, with a discounted price for Schools, to opportunities for local Primary and Secondary Schools. You can find out more about the opportunities via the link below.