The West Yorkshire School Games, is organised by a Local Organising Committee and the Yorkshire Sport Foundation (the County Sport Partnership) heads this up with the support of local representing School Games Organisers.
The programme brings together a wide network of voluntary and professional sports leaders, school staff, development officers and National Governing Body staff to stage a series of events which involve over 3000 young people from across the 5 districts in West Yorkshire – Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield.
This year, British Triathlete Georgia Taylor-Brown officially opened the games and our very own anti-bullying mascot Buddy, led the warm up to start the day!
Young athletes performed admirably in the summer sun in a variety of competitions from gymnastics, athletics and golf to tag rugby to name but a few and we supplied water and snacks to students and teachers throughout the day to keep them going.
Many of the events and competitions which build up to the County School Games are implemented and delivered by the strong network of School Games Organisers across the districts.
The event is designed to complement existing initiatives in schools which encourage a wide range of young people to participate in sport and is a key government priority for realising a meaningful sporting legacy from hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
As part of our ongoing commitment to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles in and outside of schools this is just one of the many School Games nationwide that we sponsor and we can’t wait to attend the rest in the upcoming months.
In addition to sponsoring a wide selection of sports and activities, we consistently look for ways we can work with our client schools in order to help better promote sports and health.
Discover more about our sporting partnerships here (link)
Visit the official website for the West Yorkshire Summer Games here