16/09/2013

Sainsbury's 2014 School Games To Take Place In Manchester

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Maria Miller has announced that the Sainsbury's 2014 School Games will take place in Manchester.

Building on the success of the 2013 event hosted in Sheffield, 2014 will see 1,600 of the most talented school-age non-disabled and disabled athletes competing in a city renowned for its passion for sport.

Culture Secretary, Maria Miller said: "Sport can have such a positive impact on young people’s lives – improving health, boosting confidence and encouraging team work. The School Games – inspired by the London 2012 Games is at the heart of our approach to getting young people participating. I am delighted that following the success of this year’s event in Sheffield the Sainsbury's 2014 School Games will be hosted in Manchester, another city passionate about sport."

The games organised by the Youth Sport Trust, are supported by National Lottery and exchequer funding via Sport England. The Sainsbury’s School Games aims to transform competitive sport in schools and get more young people playing sport through class versus class and school versus school competitions along with county-wide sports festivals.

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