The Sainsbury’s 2013 School Games seeks to create an inspirational and motivational setting which not only provides our elite young sports people with the opportunity to thrive and perform at the highest levels, but encourages more young people to take part and succeed in sport. Responsibility for the development and organisation of the Sainsbury’s 2013 School Games lies with the Youth Sport Trust.
The Sainsbury’s 2013 School Games is a multi-sport event that will take place from 12-15 September 2013 in Sheffield. Eight venues will host the event including Abbeydale Sport Ground, Pond’s Forge, iceSheffield, English Institute of Sport, Don Valley Stadium and 3 more to be confirmed.
The competition aims to re-enforce the experience of Olympic and Paralympic Games complete with Opening and Closing Ceremonies. The Sainsbury’s 2012 School Games and its predecessor the UK School Games (2006-2011) have a strong track-record of providing a springboard for athletes who then go on to compete at a national level. Several School Games alumni went on to be part of London 2012 Team GB & Paralympics GB.
The Sainsbury’s 2013 School Games will give us insight into the make-up of our teams for both the 2016 and 2020 Games. Around 1,600 of the nation’s finest young sports stars will compete. Competition will be held in twelve current and future Olympic and Paralympic sports: Fencing, Rugby Sevens, Gymnastics, Hockey, Badminton, Athletics, Cycling, Judo, Swimming, Table Tennis, Volleyball and Wheelchair Basketball. There will be disability events in five sports: Athletics, Fencing, Swimming, Table Tennis and Wheelchair Basketball.
Come join us for the weekend and take part in the The Sainsbury’s 2013 School Games!