Indoor Games a triumph for pupils

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The Commonwealth Games may still be a while off, but local youngsters are already flying the flag for youth sport.

More than 500 pupils from 27 primary schools converged on the Guild Hall for the Preston City Indoor Games.

Preston Schools Indoor Games

Preston Schools Indoor Games

The event saw youngsters from schools large and small, showcasing their talents and according to organisers the atmosphere was “fantastic”.

St Mary and St Andrew’s in Barton won the small schools section, Catforth came second with Ingol’s Holy Family Catholic Primary third.

Once again the main competition had speed, excitement and the children showed great skill with Queen’s Drive, Fulwood, coming third, Broughton CE in second place, but once again keeping up a winning tradition the winners were St Andrew’s CE, Ashton.

Dean Brandwood, Preston sport and heath school games organiser, said: “I am always encouraged by this event to see how much sport means to the children, regardless of their position at the event. The enthusiasm is spread across the board.”

He paid tribute to the the volunteers from Archbishop Temple High School, Preston Harriers and UCLan Sport 4 U team, who made sure the event ran smoothly.