School Games Funding announced....

School Games Funding

School Sports Festivals to be bigger than ever
County sports festivals across the country are set to inspire a new wave of youth sports stars in 2014 thanks to £2.5 million of National Lottery funding from Sport England.

The Sainsbury’s School Games Festivals are the culmination of year-round competitions within schools and between schools. The most talented athletes progress to compete across more than 30 sports including athletics, wheelchair basketball, hockey, volleyball and badminton.

Thanks to the funding announced today, the 2014 festivals will be bigger than ever before with an expected 150 festivals, 175,000 students – including 17,000 students with a disability - and 25,000 volunteers.

Minister for Sport, Helen Grant said: “The School Games competition is giving young people of all abilities the chance to get involved and play a variety of sports. This National Lottery funding from Sport England going to the Sainsbury’s School Games Festivals will mean that next year’s festivals will be bigger and better than previous years and inspire more young people to get involved.” 

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