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Sheffield schools dominate South Yorkshire School Games summer festival

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Posted 12th July 2018

Schools from Sheffield dominated the medal table at the South Yorkshire School Games summer festival on Tuesday.

Schools from the district won 25 of the 42 medals on offer, including ten golds won across fourteen competitions.

The schools were amongst almost 1,000 schoolchildren competing across seven different sports to be crowned South Yorkshire champions, with events taking place at Abbeydale Sports Club, Sheffield Hallam University City Athletics Stadium and Graves Park.

The event included an Olympic-style opening ceremony featuring Commonwealth Games medallist, Suzy Petty, who was recently named in the England Women’s hockey squad for the forthcoming World Cup.

Schools then competed in tennis, tag rugby, athletics, orienteering, cricket, tri-golf and hockey for medals. Doncaster schools came second in the table with two golds, one silver and two bronze; with a gold apiece for Barnsley and Rotherham schools.

The School Games is a National Lottery funded initiative to motivate and inspire millions of young people across the country to take part in more competitive school sport. 

Nigel Harrison, Chief Executive of event organisers Yorkshire Sport Foundation, commented: “Congratulations to all the schools who competed in such a great spirit on Tuesday.  As always, it was a tremendous event that was supported by a brilliant team of volunteers, and we thank them all for their efforts.”

“I think it’s a brilliant event,” said Suzy.  “To have the competitive nature but also the fun with it, with people from around the county, is great.”

You can view the full results Summer festival

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