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Success for West Yorkshire Sport Summer Games at Leeds Beckett

Over 1,200 school pupils from across the West Yorkshire participated in this year’s summer games.

Leeds Beckett University’s Headingley Campus was the scene for an epic children’s sporting event that united schools from across the county

Schools from Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield competed against each other in a bid for district glory.

The School Games, hosted by the Yorkshire Sport Foundation in association with Leeds Beckett University, is part of a growing relationship between the two organisations.

Beckett’s Headingley Campus was the venue for last year’s Summer games - before the partnership announcement - and have since gone on to host two more games in 2018.

Head of Sport & Active Lifestyles at Leeds Beckett University, Sally Nickson said:

"Leeds Beckett University is extremely proud to have yet again hosted the West Yorkshire School Games.,

“It was fantastic to see over 1,200 children, teachers, family and friends take part in the event and the Yorkshire Sport Foundation have once again organised a wonderful games for the region.”

Yorkshire Sport Foundation CEO Nigel Harrison said: “Well done to all the young people who competed in the West Yorkshire School Games summer festival.  They did themselves and their districts proud, all under the watchful eye of a great team of volunteers and officials.

“I’d like to thank Leeds Beckett University for their support of the Summer Festival.  The campus provides a fantastic venue for the young athletes to enjoy competing.”

Leeds Beckett alumna Georgia Taylor-Brown

This year saw British Triathlete – and Beckett alumna - Georgia Taylor-Brown as the official guest host for the games.

Georgia graduated fromthe university in 2015 in Sport & Exercise Science and has gone on to achieve sporting success since leaving - most recently claiming a silver medal at the Leeds AJ Bell World Triathlon Series event in June 2018.

Georgia was delighted with how many children were participating in sport and the opportunity that the games provides young people to get involved:

“It gives the kids a chance for competition against other areas of West Yorkshire, as well as the opportunity to make friends with people they may end up competing against in years to come.”   

Well done to all the pupils that competed in the games!

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