Spirits are high at soggy sports day
MORE than a thousand young sportsmen and women competed in a special county-wide youth games hosted in the town.
The Fallibroome Academy and Macclesfield Leisure co-hosted Sainsbury’s Cheshire and Warrington Summer School Games Festival, which is organised by Active Cheshire to inspire children to achieve their sporting best and encourage a competitive spirit.
And while the weather was decidedly soggy at times, spirits weren’t dampened and the athletes threw themselves into their competitions with enormous enthusi- asm.
Children competed in school teams across nine different disciplines: Athletics; rounders; golf; table tennis; gymnastics, with Macclesfield students wearing green.
And it was a successful event for the Macclesfield pupils, with the town’s teams coming in first place in the Trigolf, orienteering and ‘red tennis’.
Pupils from All Hallows were crowned champions of the U13 table tennis, and pupils at Dean Valley also triumphed in their section.
The children were given a boost thanks to the appearance of Commonwealth gold medal win- ning Heap.
Mark Wheelton, Corporate Commissioning Manager for leisure in Cheshire East, attended and said: “It’s been superb to see a gathering of so many enthusiastic and dedicated children here competing and enjoying themselves.”