2014 Cardiff Games Launched

Posted by Rob Short at 10:09 on 24 September 2013

2014 Cardiff Games Launched - Let The Games Begin! 
 
The inaugural 2014 Cardiff Games, a school sports Olympic legacy programme, was officially  launched on September 17th  at City Hall. The Cardiff Games is part of the London 2012 Olympic legacy and aims to provide every child in Cardiff with the opportunity to participate in competitive sport as well as creating a clear competition pathway from primary school and secondary school sport to community and club sport.

The project is managed by Sport Cardiff in partnership with several key partners including Cardiff Blues, Cardiff City Football Club, Welsh Netball, Glamorgan Cricket and Tennis Wales. 

Cabinet Member for Sport, Leisure and Culture, Cllr Ramesh Patel said: “The 2014 Cardiff Games is an Olympic legacy multi-sport competition for Primary and Secondary schools in Cardiff. This new annual competition will build on existing school sport competitions, with the addition of some new and exciting sports.

“As part of Cardiff’s year as European Capital for Sport, the 2014 Cardiff Games seeks to inspire, motivate and encourage young people to participate in sport and take pride in representing their school.”

The initiative will encompass a number of existing competitions and events that are already successfully running in schools as well as introducing new sports such as canoeing, cheerleading and golf.

A school will gain points for entering teams in designated sports competitions and receive additional points depending on its final standing. Competitions and events will be held throughout the academic year and the results will feed into the Cardiff Games primary and secondary school league tables. Schools can also enter all sports competitions to compete for the inaugural accolade of ‘2014 Cardiff Games Champion’.

A full itinerary is available at www.cardiff-games.com.

There are 19 different sports in total including; athletics, badminton, baseball, basketball, canoeing, cheerleading, cricket, dance, football, golf, gymnastics, hockey, judo, netball, rugby union, table tennis, tennis and volleyball. Disability sport competitions include boccia, football, table tennis and wheelchair basketball.