Magnificent day for school sport at Abbey Complex

PUBLISHED: 12:52 04 July 2018 | UPDATED: 12:52 04 July 2018

Cambridge SSP Youth Games, Abbey Pool Complex. Picture: Keith Heppell

Cambridge SSP Youth Games, Abbey Pool Complex. Picture: Keith Heppell

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Wide range of activities hosted at Cambridge School Sports Partnership Youth Games

Youngsters from across the city went head to head at the Cambridge School Sports Partnership Year 3/4 Youth Games.

The Better Abbey Leisure Complex was the venue as pupils were offered a smorgasbord of events, either through taster sessions or in competition.

There were teams of 10 from Fawcett, Trumpington Meadows, Ridgefield, Bottisham, Cherry Hinton, CIS, Colville, Fen Ditton, Great and Little Shelford, Great Wilbraham, Mayfield, Orchard Park, Park Street, Queen Emma, Shirley, St Alban’s, St Laurence, St Philip’s, Stapleford, Swaffham Bulbeck, William Westley and Sancton Wood.

The competitions were in football, athletics, tag rugby, rounders, Quicksticks hockey and endball, while the taster activities were multi-skills, boccia, cheerleading, bootcamp goalball, kwik cricket, sitting volleyball and ultimate frisbee. They were run by sports leaders from Netherhall, St Bedes and NCA.

Lisa Woolfe, project officer for the Cambridge SSP, said: “Throughout the day, children enjoying themselves was evident.

“It was a magnificent day for everyone taking part whether they were doing the activities or helping out with them. Everyone had a great day which they will be sure to remember. The children were all wearing t-shirts with different colours, they looked brilliant. Our many thanks go to GLL, who kindly sponsored the t-shirts.

“The standard of the leadership was absolutely excellent and they all were a credit to their school. Many members of staff throughout the day commented on how professional the leaders were.”

Bottisham II were winners of the football, with St Philip’s II runners-up and William Westley II third; Bottisham III triumphed in the tag rugby, Queen Emma III were second and St Laurence were third; and Queen Emma were first in the athletics, Fen Ditton were runners-up and Sancton Wood II third.

St Laurence III were victorious in the endball, Fawcett II were second and Mayfield II third; and Colville III took top spot in the rounders, with Fawcett A second and Fawcett B third.

And Queen Emma II won the Quicksticks hockey, with Fen Ditton III second and William Westley II third.

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