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Young athletes just miss out on overall title

Published Friday, 10 July 2015

YOUNG athletes from Hinckley & Bosworth schools finished the year as overall runners-up in the medals table after taking part in a series of competitions against other teams from Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

They were narrowly beaten by a combined team representing Blaby and Harborough districts once the points gained from the final competition of the year - the Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sainsbury's School Games Summer Championships - were added to previous results.

The Summer Championships were contested by primary schools, with over 900 youngsters from 69 schools across the city, county and Rutland battling for success in eight different sports.

The results from the Summer Championships were then added to those from the Super Series Finals and the Spring Championships to determine the final medals table and the winners of the 2014/2015 School Games trophy.

The team representing Hinckley & Bosworth were beaten to the top spot by a mere four points, winning eight gold, six silver and 12 bronze medals along the way. 

The team's success was down to the commitment of the schools, the teachers, sports leaders, athletes and others who work with the Hinckley & Bosworth School Sport & Physical Activity Network, particularly the Borough Council's Cultural Services team, in ensuring that involvement in school sport competition remains a high priority.

After the Summer Championships, the Mayor Councillor Mrs Janice Richards, hosted a reception at the Hinckley Hub for the children, young leaders, teachers and parents who played a part in the success of the Borough over the year. 

For more information on the School Games and to view the medals table please visit: www.lrsport.org/schoolgames

To find out more about the Hinckley & Bosworth School Sport & Physical Activity Network please contact Chris Ripley – chrisr9@bosworthacademy.org.uk or follow on twitter: @HB_SSPAN

Last updated: 10/07/2015 15:33