Cycling News

The hours are ticking by until the 2017 School Games National Finals kick off, with cycling being one of the most anticipated and exciting sports on display. Over the three days, the nation’s best young cyclists will take to their bikes for a variety of competitions. As well as the usual road race, which this…

Top Tips for Parents

The School Games is a fantastic platform for young students to achieve. In fact, if the School Games were an Olympic team on their own, they would have placed 17th in the medal table in Rio! But behind every athlete is a support network of coaches, friends and family. For parents, accommodating their child’s sporting…

Fun Facts

We bet you didn’t know these ones! By the end of this year’s competition, 19,200 young athletes will have competed at the Games between 2006 and 2017 56 of the 382 athletes representing Team GB at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio have competed at the School Games – 15% of the team. 32 of…

Top Tips for Parents

The School Games National Finals provides a fantastic platform for budding athletes to compete in and experience a multi-sport event. Replicating feel of the Olympics or Paralympics, the nation’s brightest young athletes stay in an on-site Athlete Village and are able to support their teammates in the other sports This year the School Games is…

Top Tips for Parents

The School Games is a fantastic platform for talented young athletes to get a taste of a large, multi-sport competition, complete with an Athlete Village and commentators. With an impressive number of our School Games alumni going on to compete for the Nation globally, it’s clear that the dedicated student athletes that compete in the…

Volunteer Experience: Alastair and Lily

As the School Games approaches, teams from all over Great Britain are training hard and hundreds of volunteers are excitedly finding out what their roles will be in this fantastic, multi-sport event. With the opportunity to learn about events management, watch high quality sporting performances and gain great experience for your CV, helping at the…

Louise Hunt: Wheelchair Tennis

Competing internationally and in the Paralympics, Louise Hunt has consistently demonstrated passion and skill in wheelchair tennis. Born with spina bifida, Louise let nothing hold her back. Describing how tennis surrounded her home as a child, with courts opposite her house, she told us how she had always felt destined to play. After ten world…

2017 Schedule Released

This Summer, Loughborough University welcomes the 2017 School Games National Finals, with all twelve sports being hosted in the world-class facilities on campus, creating a unique multi-sport atmosphere. With athletes from all over the country competing in the four day event, there are plenty of opportunities to see quality sporting performances in both able and disabled sports.…

Volunteer Experience: Eleanor and Maria

The 2017 School Games National Finals are fast approaching, ready to provide a platform for budding new athletes on their journey to success. The Games is often an athlete’s first taste of a big, multi-event competition, with champions such as Adam Peaty and Ellie Simmonds shooting to glory after their time at the School Games.…

2017 School Games Tickets on sale now

The 2017 School Games are coming! This amazing multi-sport event showcasing the most talented school-age athletes will take place at Loughborough University 31 August-3 September 2017. Tickets are now available for Schools to book, discounted to just £1 using the code 2017SGYST when prompted. For large school group bookings of more than 25 people please…

Records tumble as athletes make a splash in Sheffield!

Five swimmers have followed in School Games legend Adam Peaty’s wake today after smashing five records in the pool today in Sheffield. Scotland South East’s Keanna MacInnes made a splash early on after recording a rapid 1:01.99 in the Girls under-16s 100m Butterfly. Her performance lit up the Olympic-sized Ponds Forge swimming pool as she broke the first record of…

Athlete Guest Blog – Michael Bryan

Athlete Guest Blogger: Michael Bryan, Volleyball Michael will play for Wales Boys at the 2016 School Games. He goes to LeAF Academy, and plays for Wessex Volleyball Club. I began my volleyball journey at the age of eleven; first in a school PE lesson. Coached by former GB Captain, Ben Pipes, I was immediately captivated…

Get To Know The Youth Sport Trust

So much effort goes into making the School Games the great event it is – none more so than by the charity, the Youth Sport Trust, who deliver the Games. The Youth Sport Trust is passionate about helping all young people to achieve their potential in life and in sport. The charity runs projects, camps…

Looking back at the 2015 Sainsbury’s School Games

Tomorrow, the School Games will be held at the world-class Loughborough University campus, where some of the UK’s finest young stars will descend and showcase their talents. Now let’s turn back the clock to last year’s School Games in Manchester. MARIA LYLE SHINES IN DEBUT In her School Games debut, Scotland sprinter and European double gold medallist…

The School Games – Did you know?

The School Games 2016 will be kicking off with the opening ceremony on Thursday evening September 1. Here are some interesting facts and figures about the School Games.   A truly national event Previous host cities of the Games include Glasgow, Coventry, Bristol and Bath, Cardiff, Newport and Swansea, Gateshead, Newcastle and Sunderland, Sheffield, London,…

Sign-up to the Athlete Exclusive ‘Locker Room’

Being selected as a School Games competitor means you are one of the very best youth athletes in the country – and the very best athletes need the very best support. This year the School Games has launched the ‘Locker Room’ – an exclusive online training hub dedicated to helping you prepare at your best…

2016 School Games Athletics Squads Announced

With the joy and emotion of Mo Farah’s golden double, Jess Ennis-Hill’s probable Olympic swansong and Sophie Hitchon becoming the first British hammer medallist still fresh in everyone’s memories, we now look to our School Games track and field stars of the future. At Loughborough University the Athletics competitors will take to the Paula Radcliffe…

School Games Medal Haul in Rio

As an amazing fortnight of excitement, inspiration, and pride Team GB have achieved their greatest medal haul in 100 years – more than aided by a stunning showing from former School Games competitors! While Team GB finished an incredible second in the final medal table, if the School Games had been a country the collective…

2016 School Games Hockey Squads Announced

As one of the most anticipated team sports at this year’s School Games, hockey will see a handful of its best young athletes show off their skills at Loughborough University as they compete for medals from September 1-4. Teams from Wales, England, Scotland and Ulster will feature at the tournament. England Blue’s Catherine Ledesma, who…

2016 School Games Judo Squads Announced

The best young Judoka from around the UK will be hitting the tatami at Loughborough University this September for the 2016 School Games. The Judo sessions will take place from September 2-4 and will include teams representing England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. England’s Alexander Hampshire started Judo at just five years old and is currently in…

2016 School Games Volleyball Squads Announced

Volleyball teams from across the UK will look to dominate the court at the 2016 School Games this September in the East Midlands. The Volleyball sessions will take place from September 1-4 and will include teams representing England Cadet, England Junior, Northern Ireland, Scotland East, Scotland West and Wales who will compete for the title…

School Games 2016 Swimming Squads Announced

This year’s swimmers will be taking the School Games to Ponds Forge in Sheffield on Saturday September 3. While renovations are being made to the swimming facilities at Loughborough University, where the athletes will be staying for the duration of the Games, the swimmers will take to the state-of-the-art Olympic-size swimming pool at Ponds Forge.…

The School Games and the Rio Olympics

Rio is hosting the greatest sporting stage of all this summer and our young athletes are watching this year’s Olympics and Paralympics knowing many of Team GB’s will have trodden a similar path via the School Games. The School Games has a rich history of providing Team GB with world-class athletes and this year is…

About the Venue – Loughborough University

With the 2016 School Games taking place at Loughborough University, Britain’s best young athletes will be competing at arguably the unparalleled home of elite sport in the UK. Many of Britain’s best athletes use Loughborough as their training base due to the access to some of the finest sport training facilities in the UK and…

2016 School Games Cycling Squads Announced

A stream of young cycling stars will be riding into Leicestershire this September as Loughborough University host the 2016 School Games. The cycling event will take place on September 2-4 and will include four different events; Team Time Trial, Criterium, Street Sprints and Road Race. There will be 13 teams at the Games: England North…

School Games 2016 Table Tennis Squads Announced

With the School Games coming to Loughborough University this year from September 1-4 the young table tennis stars of the future will be showcasing their considerable ability at the Loughborough Sport Tennis Centre over the latter three days. 80 young people will be taking on each other over three days representing England South East, England South West,…

2016 School Games Gymnastics squads announced

The UK’s best young gymnasts will be battling it out across three days from September 2-4 and in a variety of disciplines at the Loughborough Sport Tennis Centre during this year’s School Games. Rotations will take place on floor, pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars and horizontal bar for men and vault, uneven bars, beam and…

2016 School Games Fencing squads announced

This year the 2016 School Games fencing competition will be taking place in the National Cricket Performance Centre at Loughborough University over three days from September 2-4. England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will all be represented among the young people who will be displaying their skills over the three days just weeks after Team…

First details of 2016 School Games in Loughborough revealed

The first exciting details of the 2016 School Games National Finals that will take place at Loughborough University from 1-4 September are revealed today. 1,600 athletes from across the UK will compete across 12 sports, seven of which include disability disciplines, at the four-day spectacular which is supported by National Lottery funding from Sport England…