The Northamptonshire School Games were held at Moulton College on Thursday 9th July with over 1,000 young athletes and disabled athletes from 75 schools across Northamptonshire competing in a series of sports competitions.
Students participated and represented their School Sport Partnership in 17 different sports including: Archery, Athletics, Basketball, Cycling, Tri Golf, Gymnastics, Hockey, Multi-Skills, Netball, Rounders, Softball, Tennis, Triathlon and the Project Ability sports of Table Cricket, Goalball and Inclusive Archery.
The opening parade, including competitors, young leaders and volunteers, was converted into a giant 70 in front of the stage, to mark 70 days until the Rugby World Cup 2015. The Principal of Moulton College, Steve Davies, congratulated students on their efforts at the event in the sunshine.
Yesterday we hosted Sainsbury's School Games. Thanks to Northamptonshire Sport and the 1,200 young athletes that competed in over 17 sports. During the opening parade, a giant 70 was formed to mark 70 days until the Rugby World Cup. Read more about the event: http://www.moulton.ac.uk/the-college/news-events/news/2015/july/school-games-sporting-success-at-moulton-college
Posted by Moulton College on Friday, 10 July 2015
The event was supported by 90 young volunteers from local schools across the county. Having completed a training programme prior to the event, they helped Northamptonshire Sport and Sports National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBs) with the smooth running of the Games at Moulton College.
Robbie Speirs, Commercial Manager for Moulton College said: “This is the fourth consecutive year that Moulton has proudly hosted the games and they have undoubtedly been a real success. The excellent sporting facilities at the College provide a wonderful sporting backdrop for the benefit of hundreds of young people from across Northamptonshire.”
The Northamptonshire School Games is part of the Sainsburys School Games Programme; an Olympic Legacy programme now in its third year. For the schools taking part it was the culmination of 4 months of inter-school and intra-school competitions within each of the 5 Northamptonshire School Sport Partnerships, the winners of which represented their School Sport Partnership.
Our extensive sports facilities are available for Moulton College students. Why not come and visit us at our Open Day on Tuesday 25th August - pre-register to attend and find out more information.