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20th Oct, 2021

Worcestershire athletes among the winners at 14th School Games National Finals

THE 14th School Games National Finals reached its epic conclusion at Loughborough University, and saw Worcestershire leave with four medals

Thousands of young athletes made their way home on September 5 after the exhilarating four-day multi-sport event which aims to give them the experience and tools to follow in the footsteps of professional athletes, many of which were on campus.

Ali Oliver, CEO of Youth Sport Trust said: “On the last day of this long, exciting competition a feeling of achievement was in the air from both athletes and coaches as we reflect on this year’s National Finals.

“It has been absolutely incredible getting to witness over 1,000 young athletes come together following a difficult year for all and perform at such a high level.

“We cannot wait to see what the athletes bring next year.”

On top of Tokyo 2020 Olympians Holly Bradshaw and Alice Dearing opening up proceedings on the Thursday, Judo Paralympian Chris Skelley visited Wheelchair Tennis athletes on the final day following his successful Gold journey at Tokyo 2020.

Worcestershire athletes took three silver and a bronze.

Charis Pavely, 16, from Bromsgrove, won Bronze in the cricket with Team Brunt.

Lucy Hatfield, 15, from Redditch, won silver in the Laser Run U17 Girls Team Event.

Amelia Lane, 17, and Amy Hughes, 16), from Worcester, won silver in Girls’ Hockey for Team Wales.

The organisers said the young athletes, ecstatic with their performances, left Loughborough University on a sunny Sunday evening, clutching their medals along with memories to last a lifetime.

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