The School Games, which is funded by Sport England and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust, involves funded School Games Organisers (SGOs) at a local level and School Games County Alliances at a county level working alongside us to create an annual calendar of competition.
Where we started...
The School Games started in 2006 as a single annual multi-sport competition - what is today known as the School Games National Finals. In 2010, the School Games was expanded to include more localised competitions, from major county level events to smaller competitions within the same school. As part of this work, the Youth Sport Trust were funded by Sport England to work alongside the National Governing Bodies of Sport, assisting in the creation of a series of sport formats to help guide the future of school sport competitions. Over the years, the list of NGBs involved with the School Games has grown to over 40, with everything from American Football to Wheelchair Basketball events currently taking place around the country.
During the 2018/19 academic year, the School Games was able to offer 4.7 million participation opportunities for young people, and it is our vision that the Games will continue to make a clear and meaningful difference to the lives of young people for many years to come.
Team delivering the School Games...
- Schools - our schools are integral to the successful delivery of the School Games and we currently have more than 18,700 School Games registered schools taking part in Intra and Inter-school events alongside County Finals every year.
- School Games Organisers (SGOs) - there are more than 450 SGOs who work across the country to support schools in their local area. SGOs have several key roles: to coordinate appropriate competitive opportunities for all young people from Key Stage 2-4, to recruit, train and deploy a suitable workforce, and to support the development of club opportunities for all young people. Schools can find out the contact details of their local SGO by registering with the School Games website or, if you already have an account, by clicking the 'Log in' button at the top of the page.
- School Games County Alliance - These are groups of partners from across the county who help consider the county's strategic approach to the School Games and provide ongoing check and challenge. These groups will look and feel slightly different from county to county and may be called something else locally.
Team behind the School Games...
- Youth Sport Trust (YST) - the Youth Sport Trust has been funded to deliver the School Games since 2010 and is committed to ensuring that the programme continues to make a major impact on the lives of young people over the coming years. You can contact us through the School Games team, who you can reach by pressing the 'Contact us' button at the bottom of the page.
- Sport England - we are extremely grateful for the continued support of Sport England. Without their support and that of our other partners we would not be able to ensure that the School Games is delivered to such a high standard.
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