Tameside success at Greater Manchester School Games

Date Released - 09/07/2018

Athletes from Tameside competed alongside over 2,000 other young people in the 2018 Greater Manchester Summer School Games on Friday (6 July).

At the games, teams from across the ten local boroughs battled each other in their chosen sport to become Greater Manchester champions.

This event, backed by the Change4Life campaign, is now seven years old and has become one of the largest School Games in the country.

The Greater Manchester Summer School Games features 21 competitions in 14 different sports, including athletics, netball and tennis. Tameside was represented by 21 teams from schools based throughout the borough.

Competitions took place at seven sporting venues in Greater Manchester, which included the Regional Athletics Arena at Sportscity and the National Basketball Performance Centre.

Greater Sport organised the games on behalf of the Local Organising Committee and the competition was supported by 160 volunteers on the day.

Tameside athletes had two successes at the games, as year 5 and 6 pupils from Hawthorns School won silver in the new age curling competition. Children in years 3 and 4 from St John Fisher RC Primary School also claimed the silver medal place in the golf.

Cllr Leanne Feeley, Tameside Council Executive Member for Education, said: “I’m proud of all the pupils who represented their school and took part in the 2018 Greater Manchester Summer School Games. It was great to see so many Tameside teams quality for the event and our athletes get some valuable experience. Events like this encourage more young people to engage in physical activity and understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle from a young age.”

To find out more about the games and to see a full list of the winners head over to the Greater Sport website.

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