Prince Harry urges schools to sign up for the School Games
HRH Prince Harry of Wales has encouraged more schools to sign up for the Sainsbury’s School Games in a video message.
The Prince was appointed President of the school sport competition following the first National Finals at the Olympic Park in May.
In the video, Prince Harry says:
“I hope that young people all over the UK will feel inspired to follow in the footsteps of our Olympic heroes and get involved in sport. 13,000 schools took part in the School Games in this first year. I would encourage every school that hasn’t taken part so far to sign up at yourschoolgames.com. And, to every student out there who may not think sport is for them, I would simply say there’s no better time to have a go – try something different and start a sporting habit to last a lifetime.”
Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport Jeremy Hunt said:
“The excitement around the torch relay has shown that the country can’t wait for what will be a fantastic Olympic Games in just over a month’s time. Britain’s Games will also inspire a generation of young people to get playing sport – this year and beyond. To have Prince Harry as President of the new School Games competition is a real coup. He is an inspirational young man with a real passion for sport. I hope his message inspires all youngsters, parents and teachers that sport is something for them.”
For more information visit www.wesport.org.uk/schoolgames.