24 January 2022

Sainsbury’s UK School Games 2010

July 4, 2010

When: September 2 – 5

North East England (Gateshead, Newcastle and Sunderland)

Details: The Sainsbury’s UK School Games is a multi-sport event for the UK’s elite young athletes of school age.

UK-School-GamesThe sports programme in 2010 will include road cycling (replacing track cycling from the 2009 programme), which combined with the existing programme of athletics, badminton, fencing, gymnastics, hockey, judo, swimming, table tennis and volleyball gives a total of ten sports.

There is an integrated programme of disability events in athletics, swimming and table tennis increasing the number of athletes competing in 2010 to around 1600.

Each of the ten sports are combined into a four-day Games environment designed to replicate the feel of major event such as the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games and Commonwealth Games.

Darren Campbell, Olympic Champion and UK School Games Ambassador 2009, said: “The Games are paramount to the success of future world champions… Some superstars will be born here.”

More info: www.ukschoolgames.com

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