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South Yorkshire School Games 2017 summer festival

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Posted 12th July 2017

More than 1,200 school pupils from across South Yorkshire competed in School Games summer festival on Wednesday.

Pupils competed in nine different sports, with Sheffield the most successful district, winning 17 gold, 14 silver and seven bronze medals.  Doncaster and Rotherham schools both won two golds, two silver and five bronze medals each. Barnsley schools won seven medals – three silver and four bronze.

The South Yorkshire School Games summer festival took place across four venues, with an Olympic style opening ceremony taking place at Abbeydale Sports Club featuring 2008 Olympian Emily Freeman and England’s Strongest Man 2017, Phil Roberts from Sheffield.

Finals were also held at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield Hallam University City Athletics Club, and Whirlowbrook Hall.

Pupils competed in tennis, cricket, athletics, golf, tag rugby, hockey, orienteering, netball and adventure challenge with the event supported by a team of more than 30 volunteers.

Nigel Harrison, Chief Executive of organisers Yorkshire Sport Foundation, said: “It was a great day of competitive sport to crown the county champions in South Yorkshire across a number of sports.

“The competitions were played in a fantastic spirit and I’d like to congratulate all the schools who took part, and thank the volunteers who helped make the day possible.”

You can see the full list of winners HERE.

You can see the gallery of winners on our Facebook page.

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