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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some commonly asked questions about School Games events.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Level 3 School Games?

The School Games are made up of four levels of activity: competition in schools, between schools, and at a county/area level.

The Level 3 County finals are a multi-sport showcase event and a culmination of the year-round inter-school competition. Teams and individuals competing at inter-school level win the opportunity to compete in this event. Pupils succeeding at this level will be encouraged to develop their enjoyment and talent in sport through existing National Governing Bodies’ club and talent pathways. Click here for more…

Can anyone take part in the Level 3 finals?
Whilst the School Games are open to everyone, teams and individuals must first compete at inter-school level (Levels 1 & 2) to win the opportunity to attend the Level 3 County Finals.

What are the competition dates and venues?
The latest competition dates and venues can be viewed here.

How many people are in a team?
Team numbers vary depending on the sport. The Level 3 sport rules/formats can be downloaded here.

What can I expect at the Winter and/org Summer festival?
The School Games Festival is a multi-sport showcase event intended to emulate the excitement and feel of the Olympic Games. Due to availability of facilities there may also be a number of standalone competitions which run alongside the Festival. Timetables for both the School Games Festival and standalone competitions can be downloaded here. See also: Information and resources

What time do I need to arrive on the day of my final?
Registration begins one hour before the start of the competition. Check the event timetables for all timings, including competition start and estimated finish time.

Who is responsible for the children on the day?
The Team Managers (appointed by the school) are responsible for their children on the day. If your school has teams in more than one sport in the Winter or Summer Festival, each team requires their own Team Manager.  The event Risk Assessments & Welfare Statement can be downloaded here.

Who do I contact if my school/child is going to be late?
If your team/child is going to be late for registration please contact Event Manager, Lucy Wall on 07722259039. Please note, if your child is late for the start of the final itself, their participation will be at the discretion of the Event Manager.

Who do I speak to if I have a query at the event?
Look out for a member of the Yorkshire Sport Foundation team.  We’re easy to spot – we wear bright green t-shirts! Speak to the nearest member of our team and they’ll be able to help you.

Where do I find risk assessments and welfare information?
The event Risk Assessments & Welfare Statement can be downloaded here.

Are parents, family and friends allowed to attend?
Yes, and we’d encourage as many as possible to attend to cheer on the competitors. There is no entry fee to any of the events.

Where can I park?
Please check the parking availability at each venue.

Are there refreshments available?
We do not provide refreshments, but event venues usually have a cafe or vending machines. Competitors and spectators are advised to bring their own refreshments if possible.

Can I take pictures at the event?
Spectators are encouraged to take pictures and engage with us during the event via our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

If you can’t find the answer you are looking for on this page, call us on 0330 2020 280 or email shauna.corrgian@yorkshiresport.org

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