More than 1,000 competitors took part in the Sainsbury’s Cheshire and Warrington Summer School Games Festival.
Commonwealth gold medal winning gymnast Craig Heap was at the contest, at Macclesfield Leisure Centre and the Fallibroome Academy to encourage everyone to compete to their very best ability.
Young leaders volunteered to record results, look after competitors, work as a media team and generally ensure the smooth running of the games. There was also lots of help on hand from local New Balance volunteers who helped run the Active Cheshire activity area with tennis and football inflatables for the kids to use between competitions.
National sponsors Sainsbury’s provided a sport themed photobooth and Everybody Leisure, venue hosts, provided the young people with further information of how they can stay active oveer the summer holidays.
Anne Boyd, CEO of Active Cheshire said: “It’s been a massive privilege to make this year’s Cheshire and Warrington School Games Festival happen. The competitors showed truly outstanding sporting behaviour and thoroughly enjoyed themselves, from the fun of the opening ceremony through to cheering each other on and celebrating successes when the medals were awarded.
“Seeing children enjoying sport and activity in this enjoyable and supportive environment embodies what Active Cheshire is about and hopefully contribute towards them having happy active habits for life.”
Mark Wheelton, corporate commissioning manager for leisure in Cheshire East, attended and said: “This has been a wonderful day. It’s been superb to see a gathering of so many enthusiastic and dedicated children here competing and enjoying themselves. The weather could have caused us issues but everyone rose above it to create a great atmosphere. We have been very pleased to host the games here in Macclesfield, give the participants a great welcome and show everyone the top level facilities that we have.”
Active Cheshire are now looking for venues and facility holders who would like to host/co-host the games in 2016, if you’d like to be part of this great event next year, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01606 330212.