The School Games has seen many of its athletes go on to achieve the highest sporting accolades and success on national and international stages. Inspirational athletes including Ellie Simmonds, Jonnie Peacock and Hannah Cockroft represented Paralympics GB at the London 2012 Paralympic Games while many more have competed at World Championships, European Championships and National Finals.

Profiles of our past alumni are listed below but many more are still involved in sport and continue to develop and inspire young athletes across the UK.

Table Tennis

Nicko ended his School Games career in 2014 by successfully defending his wheelchair title. He was also part of the South East team which won the overall Gold.

UKSG Table Tennis
Nicko Anderson (ENG)

Table Tennis

She already has a Commonwealth Games Silver Medal in the mixed doubles at Glasgow 2014. She has also competed at the World and European Championships at senior level.

UKSG Table Tennis
Tin-Tin Ho (ENG)

Table Tennis

Won two Gold Medals at the Sainsbury’s 2014 School Games and has since enjoyed success on the international stage, winning the 2014 Spanish Youth Open.

UKSG Table Tennis
Tom Jarvis (ENG)

Gymnastics

London 2012 Olympian and 2012 British beam champion.

UKSG Gymnastics
Jennifer Pinches (ENG)

Gymnastics

Rebecca was Team GB’s youngest Olympian at London 2012 and was also the 2012 British all-around champion.

UKSG Gymnastics
Rebecca Tunney (ENG)

Gymnastics

Frank was the 2012 European junior all-around champion.

UKSG Gymnastics
Frank Baines (ENG)

Gymnastics

Sam won 2012 Olympic Games team Bronze and, later, became the 2013 European high bar silver medallist.

UKSG Gymnastics
Sam Oldham (ENG)

Swimming

A Team GB representative and World Record Holder for the S7 400m Freestyle, Josef’s achievements saw him win the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year in 2012. Earlier that year he had won Gold at the Paralympic Games in London.

UKSG Swimming
Josef Craig (ENG)

Swimming

Amy won four Gold and two Silver Medals at the 2013 World Championships in Montreal.

UKSG Swimming
Amy Marren (ENG)

Swimming

A four-time Paralympic Champion from Beijing and London, Ellie has continued to dominate the S6 category since then with gold medals at every level. She is the youngest person to receive an MBE, having been honoured in 2008 at the age of just 14. She received an OBE five years later.

UKSG Swimming
Ellie Simmonds (ENG)

Athletics

Jonnie competed at UK School Games in 2009, winning 100m Gold. He went on to both the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships, winning 100m Gold, and the London 2012 Paralympic Games, where he also took 100m Gold. He pulled out of the 2015 World Championships due to injury but will no doubt be looking to retain his Olympic title in Rio this summer.

UKSG Athletics
Jonnie Peacock (ENG)

Athletics

Hannah competed at the Sainsbury’s 2011 School Games, winning 100m Gold. She claimed further victories at the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships, in both the 100m and 200m, as well as in the same two events at the 2012 Paralympic Games. Most recently, she took three Gold medals at the 2015 World Championships, winning over 100, 400 and 800m – a level of success she will no doubt be looking to repeat in Rio this summer.

UKSG Athletics
Hannah Cockroft (ENG)

Athletics

Jessica competed at Sainsbury’s 2011 School Games, winning 1500m Gold. She continued on to the 2013 IAAF World Championships, where she place 5th in the 800m, and the 2013 European Athletics Team Championships, where she took 800m Gold.

UKSG Athletics
Jessica Judd (ENG)

Athletics

Katarina competed at the UK School Games in 2009, winning High Jump Silver. She later represented Team GB at the 2012 Olympic Games in Heptathlon, placing 15th.

UKSG Athletics
Katarina Johnson-Thompson (ENG)

Athletics

Dina competed at the Sainsbury’s 2012 School Games, winning 200m Gold. She went on to represent Team GB at the 2013 IAAF World Championships, winning Bronze in the 4x100m relay. She has since become the British record holder for the event, as well as the 100m and 200m. She is likely to be part Team GB for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

UKSG Athletics
Dina Asher-Smith (ENG)

Cycling

Competed as part of the British Cycling Senior National Squad and is also a European Champion.

UKSG Cycling
Matt Rotherham (ENG)

Cycling

European Champion and competed at the Track Cycling Senior World Championships in 2014 for British Cycling.

UKSG Cycling
Sam Harrison (WAL)

Cycling

Junior World Champion and also a Senior World Champion and world record holder with British Cycling. She competed at the Track Cycling Senior World Championships in 2014.

UKSG Cycling
Elinor Barker (WAL)

Volleyball

Megan represented Team GB following performances at the UK School Games in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.

UKSG Volleyball
Megan Viggars (ENG)

Volleyball

Jim represented Team GB following his performances at the 2007 UK School Games in Coventry.

UKSG Volleyball
Jim Miller (ENG)

Volleyball

Marc represented Team GB following his performances at the 2007 UK School Games in Coventry.

UKSG Volleyball
Marc Richardson (ENG)

Volleyball

Nathan represented Team GB at the London 2012 Olympic Games following his appearance at the 2007 UK School Games in Coventry.

UKSG Volleyball
Nathan French (ENG)

Volleyball

Represented team GB at the London 2012 Olympic Games following his appearance at the 2007 UK School Games in Coventry.

UKSG Volleyball
Dan Hunter (ENG)

Hockey

Georgie won a Bronze medal with England at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi (where she scored the winning goal in the Bronze Medal match), and also won a Bronze Medal with Team GB at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

UKSG Hockey
Georgie Twigg (ENG)

Fencing

Wheelchair fencing champion at the Sainsbury’s 2011 School Games and later competed at the London 2012 Paralympics aged just 14.

UKSG Fencing
Gabi Down (ENG)

Fencing

Women’s Epee UK School Games champion in 2007 and went to the represent Team GB at the London Olympics in 2012.

UKSG Fencing
Corinna Lawrence (ENG)

Fencing

Men’s Epee UK School Games champion in 2010 and went on to win the Junior World Championships in 2011.

UKSG Fencing
Philip Marsh (ENG)

Fencing

The winner of the Men’s Foil at the UK School Games in both 2008 and 2009, he has since competed at London 2012. He became a double bronze medal winner (individual and team) at the 2013 Senior European Championships.

UKSG Wheelchair Basketball
James Davis (ENG)

Wheelchair Basketball

Won a Bronze Medal at the European Championships in 2013 and took Gold at the Under-25 World Championships in 2015.

UKSG Wheelchair Basketball
Charlotte Moore (ENG)

Wheelchair Basketball

Won a Gold Medal won at two successive European Championships in 2011 and 2013. He was also part of the team that finished seventh in the World Championships in 2014.

UKSG Wheelchair Basketball
Harry Brown (ENG)

Rugby 7s

Both selected into the full England Rugby Team Elite Player Squad (EPS).

UKSG Rugby Sevens
Sophie Lee (ENG) and Siobhan Longdon (ENG)