Norfolk School Games
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 made up of four levels of activity:
- Level 1 - sporting competition for all students in school through intra-school competition
- Level 2 - individuals and teams are selected to represent their schools in local inter-school competitions
- Level 3 – Norfolk will stage multi-sport Sainsbury's School Games festivals as a culmination of year-round school sport competition
- Level 4 – the Sainsbury's School Games finals: a national multi-sport event where the most talented young people in the UK will be selected to compete in our sporting venues (including the Olympic Park in 2012).
The Games are designed to build on the magic of 2012 to enable every school and child to participate in competitive sport, including meaningful opportunities for disabled youngsters.
In 2012 the Norfolk School Games was the most spectacular school sport event in Norfolk’s history with 15,000 young people taking part in Level 2 of the Norfolk School Games and 2000 qualifying to compete at the Norfolk School Games Finals. There were 23 sports included from golf to gymnastics and wheelchair basketball to athletics. The event took place over 2 days in June and was opened by Olympic Javelin thrower Steve Backley MBE as part of the opening ceremony. 350 young leaders supported the event in which young people not only had the opportunity to compete in their sport or volunteer but also try out new sports and dance workshops in the demo room.
The 2013 Norfolk School Games will be even bigger with separate winter and summer weeks of competition. There will be 36 sports with the additions of skiing, swimming, angling and more this year and will include competition for small schools and special schools.
The calendar of competitions is available on the right side of this page along with the sports formats. You will also find links to each School Sport Partnership page where you can get details of school sport in your local area.
The Norfolk School Games is a competition delivered in a fun and safe environment, and the participant experience is paramount to the success of the project. The Norfolk School Games is delivered under the guidelines of the Active Norfolk Child Protection Policy. Click here to view the policy, together with full safeguarding guidance, information and procedures
For more information contact Stephen Hulme on email@example.com or tel 07900 900203