You were all such good sports

Blackpool Youth Games.'Layton leading in the boys 75m race.   PIC BY ROB LOCK'29-6-2011

Blackpool Youth Games.'Layton leading in the boys 75m race. PIC BY ROB LOCK'29-6-2011

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THOUSANDS of children entered into the sporting spirit of the occasion to ensure the 2011 Blackpool Youth Games were as successful as ever.

The event got off to a record-breaking start, with a mass hula-hoop session which qualified for the Guinness Book of Records.

And the record books were rewritten with outstanding performances in many events over six days of superb competition.

Coun. Graham Cain, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Tourism and Culture, said: “ I’m delighted that so many children and young people took part in Blackpool Youth Games, particularly as the event is linked to the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

“This year we were lucky with the weather and thousands of children enjoyed getting healthy in the fresh air.

“I hope that these young people continue their sporting efforts and take part in the many activities we have planned in the summer holidays.”

As all the pictures over the next four pages show, Blackpool schoolchildren are great sports when it comes to the Games!

Here’s a full list of winners, but congratulations are due to everyone who took part.

Football Yr 5/6: Mereside

Football 3/4: St Kentigern’s

Girls Football 7/8: Montgomery

Girls Football 9/10: Montgomery

Handball 7/8: St George’s

Primary Cheerleading: Stanley/Holy Family

Secondary Cheerleading:

Bispham

Secondary Table Tennis:

Boys: Montgomery,

Girls: Montgomery

Triathlon: St Kentigern’s

Primary Hockey: Revoe

Primary Cycling: Stanley

Secondary Cycling: Montgomery

Secondary Climbing: St Mary’s

Secondary Badminton:

Boys: Montgomery,

Girls’: St Georges

Primary Athletics small school: Holy Family

Primary Athletics medium school: Moor Park

Primary Athletics large school: Anchorsholme

Secondary Basketball:

Montgomery

Primary Cricket: Stanley

Frisbee Yr 7/8: Montgomery

Frisbee 9/10: Montgomery

Secondary Volleyball: Collegiate

Primary Tag Rugby:

Anchorsholme

Primary Rounders AM: Holy Family

Primary Rounders PM: Waterloo

Primary Netball AM: Marton/Hawes Side

Primary Netball PM: St Teresa’s

Secondary Cricket 7/8:

St George’s

Secondary Cricket 9/10:

St George’s

Other events which were not run competitively and therefore have no winner were: Yr 3/4 Handball; Zumba fitness; Aqua; Tri-Golf; Road Race; Primary Volleyball; Multi-Skills.