Schools all set to take part in Derbyshire Games

Pupils from Lady Manners School in Bakewell, Highfields School in Matlock and Anthony Gell School in Wirksworth are among those to have been selected to compete at the Derbyshire School Games Event, supported by Trent College, on Tuesday, July 9.

Teams from the Rural Derbyshire schools will represent their school sport partnership area and compete with almost 1,000 young people from schools across Derbyshire in the county-wide competition which will be held at Trent College in Long Eaton.

Inter-school competitions have been taking place to determine which schools will qualify to enter a team to represent their area in either Mini Tennis, Tri-Golf, Quadkids athletics, cricket, tennis, rounders, touch rugby, Boccia Plus and Sportshall Athletics Plus.

Teams from Lady Manners School have qualified to represent Rural Derbyshire in the Quadkids athletics year seven competition, Sportshall Athletics Plus, cricket and rounders, and teams from Highfields School will compete in tennis and touch rugby.

Anthony Gell School has qualified for the Boccia Plus competition.

County finals have already been held in a number of sports, including table tennis, mini soccer, badminton and indoor rowing.