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Wiltshire and Swindon School Games 2018

St Laurence BoysOn 4th July 1500 young athletes, 200 young volunteers, representing 113 schools competed in this year’s Wiltshire and Swindon School Games at Marlborough College. The Games comprised of 14 sports as part of a year-round School Sports Competition Programme supported by the National Lottery and Sport England.

Mara Yamauchi, the 2nd fastest British woman for the marathon behind Paula Radcliffe and winner of bronze medal at 10,000m at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, compered the Opening Ceremony and was on hand all day to inspire and encourage the athletes to achieve their personal best. Mara ran the ‘School Games Mile’ and gave the students a target time to aim for.

Dancers from St Laurence School and the Choir from Hilperton Primary Schools gave uplifting performances in front of the crowd.

Athletes were joined by the Mayor of Marlborough Lisa Farrell, Mayor of Swdon Councillor Junab Ali. and David Hemery CBE, Wiltshire’s Deputy Lieutenant.

Mara2This prestigious event is organised by Wiltshire and Swindon Sport (WASP) in conjunction with the School Games Organisers, National Governing Bodies for Sport and Wiltshire Council, with many other partners who make this competition possible.  The Young Leaders from many Secondary Schools supporting officials from Wilts ASA, RFU, LTA, Golf Foundation, QuadKids, as well as volunteers from county associations and local clubs.

Jess Pierce who organised young leaders from Abbeyfield School said “the atmosphere was electric, and every child looked like they could not be prouder to be at the games. My leaders loved being part of the athlete’s village and thought it brought loads of fun to the children.”

Bradon Forest teacher, Sarah Evans, commented – “The competitions were very well organised, the games makers very efficient and the athlete’s village at the start and end of the day was great fun! I can only imagine how much work goes into organising such an event but it is greatly appreciated.”

WASP CEO Steve Boocock said “The School Games are an opportunity to motivate and inspire young people across Wiltshire and Swindon to take part in more competitive school sport and a chance to develop their sporting abilities. We want to encourage even more young people to get active and this is a great way to nurture new talent and build that lifelong love of sport."

Alma Borthwick, organiser of the event, commented “The event gets better every year with more schools taking part not only in the sports competitions and by providing sports leaders. This year the message was about setting personal challenges and achieving one’s personal best.”

For further information please contact Alma Borthwick on Alma@wiltssport.org.uk  Mobile: 07789501553 | Office: 01225 781500

School Games results 2018

Event

1st

2nd

3rd

Primary

     

Orienteering

New Forest

Five Lanes

Nursteed

Quadkids

Ramsbury

Great Bedwyn

Lawn

Swimming

Wroughton

Minster

Fitzmaurice

Tri Golf

Ramsbury

Holt

Crockerton

Tennis

Lydiard Millicent

Ramsbury

Winsley

       

Secondary

     

Rounders

Kingdown

John of Gaunt

Sheldon

Table Tennis

St Augustines

Kingdown

St Laurence

Touch Rugby

St Edmunds

Hardenhuish

Sheldon

Super 8s – girls

St Edmunds

South Wilts Grammar

St Augustines

Super 8s boys

Bishop Wordsworth

St Laurence

Lydiard Park Academy

Tennis – girls

South Wilts Grammar

Lavington

St Augustines

Tennis boys

Bishop Wordsworth

St Augustines

Sheldon

Singles – girls

Rebecca Heap (RWB)

Louisa Fuller (SWG)

Isabella Knight (Sheldon)

Singles - boys

William Burridge (RWB)

Finley Corcoran (Bradon Forest)

Hamish Goulding (BW)

Dodgeball

Avon Valley College

Clarendon

Ridgway

Opening Ceremony Pictures 

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Athletics

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Table Tennis, Swimming & Seated Volleyball

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Primary Tennis, Orienteering & Dodgeball

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Tri Golf, Rounders, Secondary & Touch Rugby 

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