St Augustine’s win chance to represent Burnley

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PUPILS from St Augustine’s Primary School have won a place to represent Burnley in the SPAR Lancashire School Games high five netball county finals.

St Augustine’s competed against 18 schools from Burnley and will now line up with schools from across Lancashire at the SPAR Lancashire School Games county finals at Blackpool Sports Centre on June 25th.

Hundreds of spectators are expected to support the county finals, which are now part of the national £128m school games programme and are sponsored by James Hall & Company Ltd, the SPAR distributors for the North of England.

The county finals will see pupils from across Lancashire represent their district in sports including rounders, zone wheelchair basketball, tri-golf, girls and boys football, high five netball, table tennis and key steps gymnastics.

Mr Richard Varey, chairman of the Lancashire School Games organising committee and Burnley’s Blessed Trinity headteacher, said: “Congratulations to all of the pupils from St Augustine’s who can count themselves among the highest achievers in the county.

“The SPAR Lancashire School Games have been designed to build on the magic of 2012, a huge sporting year for the UK.

“It’s our mission to enable every school and child to participate in competitive sport, including meaningful opportunities for disabled youngsters. With over 2,300 pupils from primary and secondary schools across the UK compete across three levels we may even unearth some Olympians of the future!”