2019 Spring School Games

Over 900 West of England young people showcase sporting talent at the 2019 Spring School Games

Approximately 950 local school children took part in 2 days of competitive school sport as part of the 2019 Spring School Games held right here in the West of England. The events took place on Thursday 4th April at UWE Centre for Sport and Thursday 25th April at Bristol Grammar School Sports Ground and Ashton Park Sports Centre.

With great trepidation on what the weather would bring we opened the event at the great facility of Bristol Grammar School in Failand with blue skies and a hum of excitement in the air from gathering teams. With over 800 school children in attendance our athlete oath, spoken by Olivia, Combe Down Primary School set a great atmosphere for the day with players, spectators and teachers pledging to compete in the true spirit of the games. Players put their determination and sporting talent to the test in 9 different sport competitions. As the glimmers of sunshine continued, primary schools battled it out in sports such as Tag Rugby, Cycling, Netball and our first ever Archery/ Fencing/ Shooting multi-event, whilst Secondary pupils competed in Girls Football and Hockey. A number of these events were County Finals where participants had qualified through local rounds, with our newest multi-event being an Open Event allowing pupils to try their hand at new sports.