Summer 2018 Day 5 – Teenagers given chance to try new activities at alternative sports festival

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 Games. It was hoped that by offering the students the opportunity to try a range of alternative sports, which they might not have experienced before, they might find an activity which they enjoy.

Students were given the opportunity to take part in the following activities;

  • American Football
  • Dodgeball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Handball

All of the activities were delivered by experienced coaches from local community sports clubs.

Jon Osborne, School Game Organiser commented;

“It has been great seeing so many students, who might not have taken part in the School Games before, having a go at so many new activities. We hope that by given them the opportunity to represent their school and have a taster of some new sports that they might choose to participate in physical activity or school sport more in the future.”

Photos of all of the action from the Alternative Sports Festival can be viewed in the photo gallery.

This was the second Alternative Sports Festival of the 2018 Games. The first one having been held at Lynn Sport in Kings Lynn in May.