Merseyside School Games 2017
kicks and vaults off with nail biting Girls' Football and Gymnastics finals
LAST week saw Primary and Secondary
Schools from the 6 boroughs of Merseyside battle it out to be crowned champions
in the 1st of the Merseyside School Games 2017 events.
The Years 5 and 6 and 7 and 8 Girls' Football and Year 3 and 4 Gymnastics began a series of
competitions which will take place between March and July 2017, under the Merseyside
School Games banner. Run jointly by Merseyside's School Games Organisers and MSP,
this series of county level events is the culmination of months of preparation
by organisers, competitors and schools alike.
Those schools competing had already beat off stiff competition from other
schools in their respective boroughs to secure their place at the Merseyside
School Games, meaning even those not placed for a medal were still amongst the
'best of the best' on Merseyside.
Years 5&6 and 7&8 Girls' Football...
The Girls' Football Competitions were run by the Liverpool County Football
Association. Competitors got the chance to play at an elite facility; namely Halton Select Security Stadium; which is not only the home of Widnes Vikings
Rugby League Club, but also Liverpool Ladies FC and Everton Ladies FC home
ground. They were also treated to appearances from members of both Everton
Ladies FC and Liverpool Ladies FC, who presented trophies and medals, but also
took questions from them as part of a mock press conference designed to show the
girls exactly what it takes to have a career in all areas of football. In
attendance were Claudia Walker, Amber Stobbs and Meghan Wood from Everton Ladies
FC and Vicky Jepson from Liverpool Ladies FC.
Years 5 and 6 Girls' Football results:-
► Winners - Malvern Primary School
► Silver - Churchtown Primary School
► Bronze - Rainford CE
► Spirit of the Games Award - Lingham Primary School
Years 7&8 Girls' Football results:
► Winners - Chesterfield High School
► Silver - Rainford High School
► Bronze – Calderstones School
► Spirit of the Games Award - Savio Salesian College
Years 3 and 4 Gymnastics:-
The Gymnastics competition was run by St Helen's Gymnastics Academy. The event
was held in the top class gymnastics facility at Lifestyles Park Road, where
Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle trained. As well as enjoying high quality
competition the participants also had the chance to enjoy an inspiring
performance by a senior member of St Helen's Gymnastics Academy.
► Winners - Scarisbrick Hall School
► Silver - Aintree Davenhill Primary School
► Bronze - St Joseph's Catholic Primary
► Spirit of the Games Award - St Michael and All Angels School
Speaking about the event Chair of the Merseyside School Games Operational Group,
David Sweeney, said:- "The competitions have been a fantastic start to
this year's Merseyside School Games. The standard of participants has once again
proved extremely high and we believe the total experience the competitions
offered will prove a memorable milestone for each and every young person who
competed. With such a great start to the 2017 season I can't wait for the other
Merseyside School Games events taking place in June and July."
Further information about the Merseyside School Games and future results will
online between now and July.
The 2017 School Games is supported nationally by a range of partners including
the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Sport England, Youth Sport Trust,
Department of Health and British Paralympic Association. For more information,
including how schools can get involved, visit:-