Thousands of young athletes from the region’s primary and secondary schools descended on Wavertree Sports Park yesterday (Thursday 6 July) to compete against each other at the prestigious Summer Games.
The final and biggest of all the 2017 Merseyside School Games, the multi-sport event offers young participants a high-level experience and an Olympic-style atmosphere.
A series of Merseyside School Games standalone events took place from March to June, spanning Girls’ Football, Gymnastics, Netball, Polybat and New Age Kurling.
The event is jointly organised by a network of 14 School Games Organisers and MSP – the strategic organisation which works to unlock the power of sport and physical activity here in the Liverpool City Region.
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The county-level event brought together the ‘best of the best’ of Merseyside’s young sporting talent who had qualified from a series of events across Merseyside.
It’s the culmination of an entire year’s worth of competitions between schools in each of the county’s 6 boroughs (Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral) and those schools who made it to the event have worked hard to beat off stiff competition.
Competitive sports on the day were:
QuadKids Athletics (Years 5/6)
SEND QuadKids Athletics (Key Stage3/4)
Tri-Golf (Key stage 2)
Inclusive Tri-Golf (Key Stage3/4)
Swimming (Key stage 2)
Mini Red Tennis (Years 3/4)
Quicksticks Hockey Year (5/6)
Girls’ Touch Rugby Union (Year 7/8)
There was also a range of taster activities to encourage children to to try activities they might not have tried before, including Futsal, Handball and a Skipping Challenge.