St Joseph’s win cup to reach county final

St John's
St John's

ST Joseph’s and St Augustine’s will go forward to represent the town in the high 5 netball county final at the SPAR Lancashire Youth Games next month.

Over 145 local primary school children competing in the Burnley district finals last week, with the prize of a place in the Lancashire finals at Blackpool Sports Centre on May 20th up for grabs.

St Augustine's

St Augustine's

Hosted by Sir John Thursby College, participating schools were St Stephen’s, Wellfield, St Augustine’s, St Leonard’s, Christ The King, Heasandford, St Mary’s, Rosewood, St Mary Magdalene’s, Stoneyholme, St Peters, St Joseph’s, Worsthorne and Lowerhouse.

And the Cup competition was won by St Joseph’s - who go forward to represent Burnley in the Small Schools event.

Runners-up were St Augustine’s, who will compete in Blackpool in the Large Schools event.

Heasandford were third.

In the Plate - a consolation trophy, St Stephen’s emerged as winners, ahead of Wellfield and St Mary’s.

Jane Sheridan, senior competition manager at Lancashire School Sport Partnerships, said: “This is an exciting time for youth sports and with the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics quickly approaching, there’s a lot for Lancashire’s children and young people to aspire to.

“Our School Sport Partnership competition managers have been busy preparing for this year’s calendar of Youth Games events, which promise to be bigger and better than ever before.”

The Youth Games programme has been expanded again this year to include 112 district finals and nine county finals, including a special schools’ swimming gala and the SPAR Lancashire Disability Youth Games.

The events will bring together more than 10,000 pupils from hundreds of primary schools across 14 local authority districts.

The events are sponsored by SPAR distributor for the North of England, James Hall & Co.

Dominic Hall, director at James Hall & Co, said: “It’s great to see so many pupils taking part in the local qualifiers for this year’s county finals and we are delighted to be sponsoring the Youth Games and the Star School Awards for the fifth year running.

“The Games are an important part of our local community involvement programme and we are very proud to play a part in promoting community sport across the North West.”