Perins and TPS win medals in school games

By Surrey and Hants News in Youth Sport

Perins School won five medals, and The Petersfield School two, at the Hampshire School Games.

There was gold for Perins in Year 7 netball and Years 9 and 10 rounders, silver in Years 7 and 8 tennis, and bronze in track athletics for both the under-13 and under-15 boys’ teams.

The Petersfield School took silver in Years 7 and 8 rounders and bronze in Years 7 and 8 girls’ football.

More than 3,000 young sporting stars descended on Aldershot for the event.

Primary schools competed on June 29 and secondary schools on June 30.

The Hampshire School Games forms part of the national School Games, which gives children across the country the opportunity to experience a large-scale, multi-sport event.

The School Games is aimed at motivating and inspiring more children into sport.

Building on the legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games in London and last year’s in Rio de Janeiro, it is designed to ensure every school and child has a chance to get involved.

Primary schools competed in athletics, tag rugby, football, swimming, basketball, gymnastics, hockey, tri-golf, tennis, netball and panathlon.

Secondary schools took part in athletics, football, volleyball, rounders, basketball, tennis, netball, boccia and new age kurling.

A full list of results is available on the Energise Me website at www.energiseme.org/news/3000-young-people-compete-2017-hampshire-school-games/.

In between their competitions, competitors and spectators tried their hands at climbing, human table football, archery, sitting volleyball and basketball shooting with Surrey Scorchers in The Challenge Zone.

Sharon Robertson, who is in charge of activities for children and teenagers at Energise Me, said: “This year’s event has been even bigger than before and we’re pleased to have been able to host more competitions and encourage more young people to be physically active.

“It’s been wonderful to see everyone enjoying themselves in their sports, and really living and breathing the school games values of determination, passion, respect, honesty, self-belief and teamwork. We are already looking forward to next year’s event.”

The Hampshire School Games is backed by National Lottery funding through Sport England and embodies the Olympic values of respect, excellence, courage, determination and friendship. It is hoped most participants will be inspired to continue to compete and train at local sports clubs. For information on how schools can be involved, go to www.yourschoolgames.com.