Secondary Youth Games in celebration of Olympic year

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29 May 2012 - 15:48

Argyll and Bute Council is pleased to announce that the Argyll and Bute Secondary Youth Games will be going ahead in style to celebrate the Olympic year. The event for 600 first and second year pupils throughout Argyll and Bute will take place on 14 June in Oban.

Councillor Douglas Philand, Spokesperson for Human Resources and Sport at Argyll and Bute Council said, “Our Secondary Youth Games is an annual event designed to inspire our young people and encourage lifelong participation in sport. This year’s event promises to be extra special in celebration of the Olympic year.

“We’re grateful to a range of partners for helping the council put this year’s event together and we have a whole host of activities for young people to get involved in. I’d like to encourage all the young people involved to have a great time and to make the most of the games.”

The Games will begin with an opening ceremony at which the Glasgow Warriors rugby players will make a special appearance at 11am in Mossfield Stadium, Oban. An Olympic themed dance and live music performed by a number of local talented young musicians will ensure all the young people are ready for the action packed afternoon.

From noon, an array of sports events including athletics, football, rugby, shinty, golf, dance, hockey, softball, tennis, basketball and badminton will provide entertainment and fitness throughout the afternoon across a number of venues in Oban before the closing ceremony and presentation of prizes.

This event also forms part of the Bank of Scotland’s national schools sports week. It is sponsored by Purple Rock and is supported by the Scottish Country Dancing Society.