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Competing in the South Yorkshire's Winter Festival
Competing in the South Yorkshire's Winter Festival

Sheffield young people go for gold at South Yorkshire games

29 March 2017

Sheffield students came out on top at South Yorkshire’s Winter Festival school games held last week (16 March) where nearly 2,000 students competed across eight games held at the English Institute of Sport.

Students from Sheaf Centre of Excellence and Bents Green Post 16 School took part in the sporting events which were hosted by The Yorkshire Sport Foundation.

The games saw students from across South Yorkshire compete in various sports including Boccia, Basketball, Handball, New Age Kurling and Sitting Volleyball.

Sheffield came out on top in the Boccia event where Sheaf won Gold and Bents Green won the silver. Sheaf then went on to win a silver medal in the New Age Curling while Bents Green won the bronze in the same event.

The young sports participants trained hard in the weeks leading up to the big event and were determined to win telling their trainers that they were going for gold.

Students who took part in the competition said: “taking part made me feel happy”, “I felt like a star, we were stars in the competition of Boccia”, “through lots of practice we got better at Boccia”, “I would recommend taking part in this competition as you really enjoy it and we won!”.

For more information about Yorkshire Sport Foundation and how to get involved in the school games visit http://www.yorkshiresport.org/what-we-do/in-education/school-games/