Adam Peaty: The Lion Roars!

Even from a very early age, it was clear that a man by the name of Adam Peaty had natural talent in the pool. Selected to represent England Central at the 2010 and 2011 School Games, Peaty struck gold on both occasions, his breaststroke just too strong for his schoolboy rivals. Having been given the…

Elinor Barker: Life in the Fast Lane

The 12th edition of the School Games will take place at Loughborough University again this year, and will most likely be a launch pad for many young athletes in the UK to go on to international glory. This has proven to be true before, with 25% of the School Games alumni who competed at the…

Alumni Review: World Champs 2017

In the recent IAAF World Championships, we saw some very familiar faces grace the track, years after competing at the School Games. From Morgan Lake to Adam Gemili, Team GB pulled out all the stops in the ten day competition. With emotional goodbye’s from British legend Mo Farah and world-wide superstar Usain Bolt, this World…

Alumni Review: World Para-Athletics 2017

It’s been an impressive summer for GB Para-athletes, with talent from across the globe reconvening in the capital last month, to compete in this year’s Para Athletics World Championships. Team GB showcased an inspiring and unstoppable Para-athletic squad, raking in medals from many events, placing third in the medal table with 18 gold, 8 silver…

Jess Judd: Running the Distance

A phenomenal event in its own right the School Games also acts as the perfect springboard for many young athletes, giving them the experience and hunger to go on and succeed at elite level. Jess Judd is a fine example of someone who has done just that, the middle-distance runner going from strength to strength…

Dina Asher-Smith: Speed Queen

The School Games will return to Loughborough University for the second time in 2017, the event hosting twelve sports for able-bodied and disabled school children. Held on the University campus, the School Games will replicate the experience of Olympic and Paralympic Games, with an Opening Ceremony and an Athletes’ Village. Since its inception in 2006,…

Sam Oldham: Bounce-back-ability

The first edition of the School Games took place in 2006 in Glasgow, and since then, the event has grown into a nationally respected ‘mini-Olympics’ for young elite athletes at school level. An athlete whom participated in the first School Games, and went on to have great success after that, is GB gymnast Sam Oldham.…

Morgan Lake: Jumping to Glory

The School Games has seen thousands of athletes compete throughout the years and at the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio, 15% of Team GB and 20% of Paralympics GB had gone through the School Games when they were younger. One such athlete is heptathlon prodigy Morgan Lake, who is currently studying Psychology at…

Sophie Hahn: Silent Assassin

Sophie Hahn is a name that is becoming synonymous with British Paralympic success. An unassuming, mild mannered figure, Hahn transforms into a world beater every time she steps foot on the track, someone who is feared by her rivals. Inspired by watching London 2012 on the TV, Sophie, who has cerebral palsy, decided she’d like…