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The Hampshire Games

Young people showcase their talent in county-wide competition.

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About the Games

It is a competition that offers an opportunity for young people to compete over a variety of sports. It combines the School Games and the Community Games and takes place at the Aldershot Military Facilities in Aldershot. The Hampshire Games is backed by National Lottery funding through Sport England. It is fully inclusive and increases the opportunities for young people to take part in sport throughout the year; offering some young people their first taste of county-wide competition. The Games uses the inspiration of London's Olympics and Paralympics to transform competitive sport in schools and the community and get more young people playing sport.

Organised by Energise Me the County Sport Partnership (one of 49 partnerships in the country whose role it is to promote sport and physical activity for all) the Hampshire Games is supported by the schools and local authorities across Hampshire. The festival was one of more than 60 regional events that are taking place across the country this summer and are encouraging more young people to participate in competitive school and community sport.

Over 3000 young people competed in the Hampshire Games this year alone across a range of sports, including Athletics, Girls football, Golf, Hockey, Basketball, Squash, Swimming, Tri-Golf, Football skills, Boccia, New Age Kurling, Tennis, Judo, Table Tennis, Netball, Gymnastics and Badminton. This included schools, community clubs and disabled young people.

For some this is their first taste of competitive games in a particular sport, for others it is their county final and another step on the ladder toward playing for their country. For many it will be their first taste of a high profile, large-scale sporting event. The game are not solely about the development of players however, but additionally provide an ideal opportunity for young people to take their first steps on the officiating ladder, or gain experience as sports volunteers.

The Hampshire Games is supported by a range of partners including the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Youth Sport Trust, Department of Health, Department for Education and Paralympics GB and is back by National Lottery funding through Sport England

Sport England is investing up to £35.5m National Lottery funding in the School Games between 2010 and 2015. Sport England is focused on helping people and communities across the country create a sporting habit for life.

To find out how schools can get involved in the school games, take a look at the Your School Games link.

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Updated: 3 Oct 2017
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