Published on: 10th December 2012
The Sainsbury's School Games is a unique opportunity to motivate and inspire millions of young people across the country to take part in more competitive school sport.
The Games are made up of four levels of activity: competition in schools, between schools, at county/area level and a national finals event:
Level 1 - sporting competition for all students in school through intra-school competition
Level 2 - individuals and teams are selected to represent their schools in local inter-school competitions
Level 3 – the county/area will stage multi-sport Sainsbury's School Games festivals as a culmination of year-round school sport competition
Level 4 – the Sainsbury's School Games finals: a national multi-sport event where the most talented young people in the UK will be selected to compete in our sporting venues (including the Olympic Park in 2012).
How can I get involved?
- All school staff and PE teachers can start by encouraging young people to participate in sport and competitive opportunities within their own schools.
- Contact your local School Games Organiser for details of local qualifying competitions and inter school events. School Games Organisers are staff tasked with coordinating and delivering district qualifying rounds before school can compete at a County (West Yorkshire) level.
- There are a few 'open' events for direct entry that do not require qualification. Please see the 'Downloads and Resources' link on the left hand side of the page for more details.
- View the rules booklet below that contains details of all the events in 2013 - sports, age groups, qualification criteria, etc.
WYSG Rules Booklet 2012-13.pdf
- Please call the West Yorkshire Sport office for any further details - 0113 3939950.
SCHOOL GAMES ORGANISER - Local contacts:
West Yorkshire Sainsbury's School Games 2013 (Level 3)
Tuesday 26th February 2013 - Trampolining, University of Bradford
Monday 4th March 2013 - Sportshall Athletics Finals, Northbridge Leisure Centre, Halifax
Friday 8th March 2013 - WINTER School Games Festival, Leeds Metropolitan University, Headingley
Wednesday 13th March 2013 - Badminton Finals, Bradford College
Tuesday 2nd July 2013 - SUMMER School Games Festival, Leeds Metropolitan University, Headingley
Level 3 County Event Manager: email@example.com
Local Organising Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org
West Yorkshire Youth Games
The West Yorkshire Youth Games has been, for the past 13 years, the ultimate partnership event involving all five West Yorkshire local authorities, 18 School Sports Partnerships and ten National Governing Bodies of Sport. The teams that compete at the West Yorkshire Youth games are district winners having qualified through local schools events.
In some sports, teams that triumph at the West Yorkshire Youth Games will be offered the opportunity to represent West Yorkshire in further competitions through the National Governing Bodies of Sport.
Nearly 1000 children from Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield gathered to compete in West Yorkshire Sport's annual youth games. These children won the honour of representing their schools and districts in an exciting day of competition across ten sports; athletics, boccia, new age kurling, rugby league, tennis, badminton, gymnastics, cheerleading, cricket and netball.
In 2012 the School Games was incorporated into this structure