Stockport schools set to take part in the Greater Manchester School Games

Over
2,000 young people will be taking part in the 2019 Greater Manchester
Winter School Games competition, taking place on Tuesday 19th
March. The event will see the winners from the 10 local boroughs
compete against each other in their sport to become Greater
Manchester School Champions.

The
Greater Manchester School Games is now in its eighth year and its
16th
festival and is one of the largest School Games events in the
country; with 22 competitions in 12 different sports. Sports include
dance, a new sport this year, rugby league, boccia and many others,
all taking place across nine iconic sporting venues across Greater
Manchester including the Regional Athletics Arena and Manchester
Basketball Centre.

This
event is not just targeting the elite participants it has split the
competitions into four categories of differing ability and
confidence. Some competitions will also score participants on not
just ability but the School Games values; passion, honesty, respect,
teamwork, determination and self-belief which are essential values
not just in sport but in life. These changes will enable more
children to be able to take part in the event and represent their
school at the Greater Manchester School Games.

The
schools representing Stockport are;

Bramhall
High School
Table
Tennis – Under 15 Mixed
Cheadle
Heath Primary School
Gymnastics
– Year 5/6 Key Steps
Cheadle
Primary School
Gymnastics
– Year 1/2 Key Steps
Gatley
Primary School
Lacrosse
– Year 5/6 Pop
Hursthead
Junior School
Athletics
– Year 5/6 Sportshall
Ludworth
Primary School
Swimming
– Primary Gala Girls
Mellor
Primary School
Lacrosse
– Year 5/6 Pop
Moorfield
Primary School
Athletics
– Year 5/6 Sportshall
Rugby
League- Year 5/6 Tag
Swimming
– Primary Gala Boys
Norbury
Hall Primary School
Hockey
– Year 5/6 Quicksticks
Pownall
Green Primary School
Basketball
– Year 5/6 Mini
Hockey
– Year 5/6 Quicksticks
Hockey
– Year 5/6 Quicksticks
St
James’ Catholic High School
Table
Tennis – Under 13 Mixed
Stockport
School
Boccia
– Year 7/8/9
Thorn
Grove Primary School
Gymnastics
– Year 3/4 Key Steps

Athletes will get to experience an opening ceremony, hosted by MC Paul Sleem, at the Manchester Outdoor Athletics Arena. The event will be officially opened by Kelly Massey, a GreaterSport ambassador and bronze medalist at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games following performances from;

  • ASH
    Dance Group, a Greater Manchester based dance group of children and
    young people

  • Matti
    Hemmings, a professional BMX rider who holds three Guinness World
    Records

  • ‘Greater
    Manchester’s Got Talent’ competition winners – Greswell
    Primary School dance group from Tameside

The
School Games Organisers across Greater Manchester have organised
local competitions with 80,123 children having taken part in this
academic year so far with many more competitions to come.

Sara
Tomkins CEO at GreaterSport said “We’re really excited to be
hosting the Greater Manchester Winter School Games next week. The
event is a staple in the school sport calendar and we’re looking
forward to celebrating the talented young people from across the
region.

The
development of the event to offer competitions for children of all
abilities is a great next step to help us achieve our ambition of 2
million people in Greater Manchester moving by 2021.”

The
event is organised by GreaterSport on behalf of the Local Organising
Committee, with over 120 young volunteers from across Greater
Manchester Schools supporting the delivery of the event.

For
schools who have qualified for the event, a full list of sports,
competitions, venues and more information on the event please visit
www.greatersport.co.uk/schoolgames.
To keep up to date on the day follow #GMSchoolGames
on twitter.