Medal joy for Team Burnley at SPAR Games

Saturday, 14th July 2018, 5:00 pm
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 5:06 pm
03/07/2018 Spar, Lancashire School Games, Stanley Park, Blackpool © Phill Heywood Licensed for Freshfield PR/Active Lancashire Editorial distribution use. NO PHOTOSALES PERMITTED

More than 2,000 pupils from 15 districts took part in the largest youth sporting event across Lancashire, in a bid to be crowned county champions in 16 sports following months of qualifying competitions.

This year pupils enjoyed battling it out in glorious sunshine at Stanley Park in Blackpool.

Team Burnley shot to success at the county finals, racking up a total of five medals across a variety of sports in gold, silver and bronze.

At the overall event, Burnley were runners-up, narrowly missing the title of county champions by two points.

Ridgewood Community High School performed particularly well at the county finals after collecting a silver medal for inclusive orienteering and securing third place at the inclusive new age kurling competition.

Blessed Trinity RC College also achieved a silver medal in the main stream inclusive orienteering event along with other pupils from the district scoring gold in tee-ball and bronze in high five netball.

Pendle Vale College students shot to success after showcasing their sporting talents and winning gold at the county’s tee-ball challenge.

The pupils came out on top after competing against other districts across Lancashire in a series of round robin events, allowing each district to play against each other in a fair tournament.

The title of overall county champions was presented to team Chorley for the second year running, with the district clinching a total of nine medals – beating last year’s total of six.

The Lancashire Lion, SPAR Lancashire School Games mascot, was on hand to cheer on pupils throughout the day.