Active Cheshire and Local School Games Organisers are proud to announce that former Commonwealth gold medal winning gymnast, Craig Heap, will the ‘Sporting Champion’ at this year’s Cheshire and Warrington School Games.
Craig’s appearance will gives the festival an extra special energy and will inspire the participating children to achieve their very best. This is the second year that Craig has been involved on the day and it is fantastic that we will be there to support the athletes again this year. Last year he said, “It’s been awesome to see hundreds of young people from across the region having fun whilst doing competitive sport at the school games”.
This year’s festival will take place on the 8th of July at Everybody Sport & Recreation’s Macclesfield Leisure Centre and the adjacent Fallibroome Academy. Over 1000 children will take part across 9 different sports throughout the day including Athletics, Rounders, Golf, Table Tennis and Gymnastics. The smooth running of the day will be made possible by close to 100 Young Leader volunteers ensuring the games is truly ‘for the young people, by the young people’.
Duncan Setterington, Active Cheshire’s Strategic Lead for Education said: “We are delighted to be leading on this programme and working with some exciting partnerships to bring this flagship summer school sport festival to Cheshire East for the first time in its history”
Through the work of School Games Organisers across Cheshire & Warrington delivering local rounds of competition the programme aims to reach every school in the subregion. Good luck to everyone who has made it through to the School Games finals, we hope you have a fantastic day!