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Norfolk Summer School Games Finals – Day 2 Report

Today was the second day of the 2016 Norfolk Summer School Games Finals and hundreds of pupils from across the County took part. The action was split between the Sportspark at the UEA and Horsford Cricket Club.

The Norfolk School Games aims to increase the number of young people take part in competitive sport. The Games is part of the national School Games programme and is sponsored locally by the Sportspark.

Yr 7-10 Athletics Finals

Over 500 high school pupils from across the County came together today to represent their local School Sport Partnership (SSP) in the Yr 7-10 athletics final. The sun shone all day long and it provided hot conditions for the competitors. Temperatures were hot on the track too with some incredible action in all events.

The event was supported by volunteers from City of Norwich Athletics Club and also had a VIP guest in the form of Olympic Sprinter Abi Oyepitan.

Pupils competed in a range of track and field events and scored points for their SSP team based on their finishing positions.

At the end of the event the overall results and were announced as below;

1st – South Norfolk SSPAthletics

2nd – East Norfolk SSP

3rd – West Norwich and Dereham SSP

4th – West Norfolk SSP

=5th – Norwich SSP

=5th – Norwich East SSP

7th – Breckland SSP

8th – North Norfolk SSP

You can view the full breakdown of results for boys and girls by visiting the Results section of this site.

Rob McCombe, School Games Organiser for West Norwich and Dereham SSP commented;

“Todays event gave hundreds of young athletes from across Norfolk the opportunity to represent their school sport partnership against other young people. We would like to thank all of the staff and volunteers who helped run events and make the Finals such a great success”.

Yr 5-6 Mixed Kwik Cricket Finals

Meanwhile on the other side of Norwich, young cricketers from Primary Schools from across the county were taking part in the Norfolk School Games Yr 5-6 Mixed Kwik Cricket Finals. The event was held at Horsford Cricket Club and delivered in partnership with the Norfolk Cricket Board.

All of the 16 teams that took part in the Finals had qualified by taking part in local competitions held by each of Norfolk’s eight School Sports Partnerships (SSPs).

During the morning of the event, teams were split in to 4 groups and competed against each other in a round robin format across 8 pitches. The top 2 teams in each group progressed into a Cup competition in the afternoon whilst the bottom two teams went into a Plate competition. Within each competition teams played off for overall standings.

The final results were;

Cup CompetitionCricket

1st – Attleborough Junior School (Breckland SSP)

2nd – Brooke VC Primary School (South Norfolk SSP)

3rd – Poringland Primary School (South Norfolk SSP)

Plate Competition

1st – Corpusty Primary School (West Norwich and Dereham SSP)

All of the umpires for the competition were provided by the Norfolk Cricket Board with Sports Leaders from Cromer Academy assisting with umpiring and scoring.

At the end of the event staff from the Norfolk Cricket Board awarded a “Spirit of the Games” award to the team from Millfield Primary School (North Norfolk SSP) for “overall sportsmanship and team enthusiasm throughout the day”.
You can view a gallery of photos taken of both events by clicking here. You can also purchase copies of your favourite photos for a small charge.

Dont forget that you can follow all of the action from the Games by following it on Twitter (@NorfolkSchGames) and Facebook (Search “Norfolk School Games“).