School Games 2016 is here!

School Games 2016

The School Games 2016 will be kicking off with the opening ceremony on Thursday evening September 1. The event, taking place at Loughborough University has previously been hosted by Glasgow, Coventry, Bristol and Bath, Cardiff, Newport and Swansea, Gateshead, Newcastle and Sunderland, Sheffield, London, and Manchester.

The School Games is a chance for young athletes to showcase their skills across 12 different sports. By the end of this year’s competition, 17,550 young athletes will have competed at the Games between 2006 and 2016 with 56 of the 382 athletes representing Team GB at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio having competed at the School Games – 15% of the team. A further 32 of the 160 athletes representing Team GB at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio have competed at the School Games – 20% of the team. 17 former School Games competitors won medals at the Rio Olympics including six golds, Georgie Twigg and Lily Owsley were among that number.

The School Games provides a crucial environment to nurture top young athletes who come through the NGB talent systems. The four-day spectacular is supported by National Lottery funding from Sport England and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust. Lottery funding from Sport England supports not just the sport and event delivery, but also a full athlete education programme, which gives the young athletes an insight on life at the very highest level of sporting competition.

The School Games is also supported by a range of other partners: the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the Department of Health and Paralympics GB.

As one of the most anticipated team sports at this year’s School Games, hockey will see a handful of its best young athletes show off their skills at Loughborough University as they compete for medals from September 1-4.

Teams from Wales, England, Scotland and Ulster will feature at the tournament.

To show your support and be part of the action, order your 2016 School Games tickets here: http://www.2016schoolgames.com/tickets  

Discounted friends and family tickets are available by simply typing in the booking code 2016SGF&F when prompted.

Results and scorers will be available throughout the competition here.

A full squad list can be seen below or by visiting the school games website.

England Blue (Boys)
Callum Addison
Joe Belshaw
Alex Emsden
Gareth Griffiths
Luke Hudson
Dylan Lim Hon
Owen Mclaughlin
Matt Mitcham
Joshua Morgans
Nick Park
Fraser Smellie
James Sookias
Charlie Sorton
Jordan Thompson
Tom Thorne
Matt Upchurch
England Red (Boys)
Zaman Akhter
James Farmery
Finlay Geelan
Imre Gerrits
Jamie Greenwood
Jagdeep Hanspal
Ronan Harvey-Kelly
Fredrick Heijbroek
Ted Heywood
Alex Hubbard
Lekan Ogunlana
Michael Parham
Nick Reddy
William Warner
Toryn Whitehead
Owen Williamson
England White (Boys)
Henry Baugniet
Tomek Bruml
Tom Burton
Ben Dell
Jack Ewins
Will Hall
Thomas Hill
James Holt
Tom House
Hamish Roberts
Tomos Roblin
Cameron Ryall
Nathaniel Sanderson
Matthew Simonds
Harry Talks
Jack Valentine
England Blue (Girls)
Freya Bennett
Alice Blades
Phoebe Buddstone
Katie Gleeson
Scarlet Goldsack
Sasha Green
Catherine Ledesma
Aisling Madden
Saffron Martineau
Bethan Moncur
Charlotte Oswald
Maddie Pearce
Lauren Roberts
Sophie Tait
Lucy Walton
Freya Wilks
England Red (Girls)
Emma Bickley
Hannah Bond
Mia Borley
Ciara Branagan
Molly Brealey
Freya Bull
Holly Dean
Bethan Ellis
Thalia Felton
Mia Foster
Paige Gillott
Sarah Glenn
Alice Hopgood
Alana Mercer
Lucy Robinson
Pip Stewart
England White (Girls)
Jemima Board
Rosie Campion
Laura Cashin
Ella Dowling
Ellie Harrison
Sophie Holliday
Tor Hughes
Katie Knight
Becky Loonan
Alice Melvin
Abi Rawlins
Kymran Shergill
Lara Tegner
Becky Williams
Alex Worrallo
Helena Youmans