The Norfolk School Games is the largest school sport event to ever be held in Norfolk. Since 2012 the annual event has provided opportunities for our pupils across the county to compete in many different sports at different levels. Each year more and more pupils take part with an estimated 18,000 young people accessing 14 different sports across 150 events this year alone. The Games are part of the national School Games initiative which aims to inspire more young people to take part in competitive school sport.
Our vision for the Norfolk School Games is to continue to make a meaningful difference to the lives of the young people who can benefit the most.
Our mission is to keep competitive sport and physical activity at the heart of schools, providing engaging opportunities for young people to develop as characters, realise their potential and continue their pathway to an active, healthy, happy and prosperous life.
The Norfolk School Games is organised by Active Norfolk and the eight School Sport Partnerships (SSPs) in the county and sponsored by the SportsPark.
YST responds to Damian Hinds’ competitive school sport pledge. Article from the Youth Sport Trust’s website. Responding to Education Secretary Damian Hinds’ Conservative Party Conference Speech announcing a new cross-government School Sport Action Plan, Youth Sport Trust Chief Executive Ali Oliver said: “It is hugely encouraging that the Secretary of State is so passionate about the […]
‘She rallies’ is a Judy Murray initiative, to increase the female workforce delivering tennis to girls. Kim Burgess who is Norfolk’s ‘she rallies’ ambassador delivers non-technical and fun based training workshops to teachers, assistants, brownie leaders any females who may want to be involved in delivering introductory tennis. These workshops are free of charge. The […]
What a year it was for another Norfolk School Games. Over 18,000 young people took part in level 2 competitions in the year across all 8 school sports partnerships. This year alone saw nearly 3500 children compete in 22 events, 15 of which were level 3 competitions. With such a variety of sports on offer, […]
The following article from the Youth Sport Trust explains how The School Games has engaged over 10 million young people through competitive sport and helped them to achieve their personal best…. It’s been six years since the opening of London 2012 and one of the biggest legacy projects to come out of the UK’s opportunity […]
Friday 22nd June saw the fifth & final day of the Norfolk School Games take place and part of that was the Girls Kwik Cricket Finals held at Manor Park – the home of Horsford Cricket Club. 16 teams from across the 8 School Sports Partnerships in Norfolk took part meaning there were over enthusiastic […]
The final day of the 2018 Summer Games saw Year 7-9 students from across the county converge on the Sportspark at the UEA to take part in an Alternative Sports Festival. The Festival aimed to provide a range of exciting opportunities for students who might not normally be engage with school sport or the School […]
With an overcast, blustery start to the day at the Sportspark around 640 pupils from Secondary Schools across the County came together to compete in the Secondary School School Games Athletics Finals. Despite the windy conditions pupils spirits were high. Speedy times were set on the Track and big distances recorded out on the Field. […]
Well the sun eventually came out, after a slightly gloomy start, to greet schools for the Year 3&4 and Year 5&6 Quad Kids Finals at SPortspark Athletics Track on June. 20. Schools brought teams of 5 boys and 5 girls to compete in 4 different events – a 75m sprint, a longer 600m run, a […]
Tuesday 19th June 2018 witnessed a large amount of talented Norfolk anglers casting into action on Barford Lakes for the second day of the Norfolk School Games Summer Finals. Over 45 pupils from secondary schools across the Norfolk County came together to compete of being crowned Norfolk School Games Angling Winners 2018; after being worthy […]
The 2nd day of our Norfolk Summer School Games 2018 brought out our mini golfers from all corners of the County. We were delighted to welcome the qualifying 130 boys and girls, aged between 5 & 9, to Norfolk’s Family Golf Centre to demonstrate their golfing prowess in the County Final. The competitors pitched and […]