Spir­its are high at soggy sports day

Macclesfield Express - - BUSINESS SME BUSINESS TIPS -

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.”

gym­nast,

Craig

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