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Hundreds of primary school pupils taking part in second Leigh Games
Updated 4:03pm Thursday 5th June 2014 in News
This live event has finished
- Children from schools in the east of the borough have gathered at Leigh Sports Village for the biggest sporting event of the year.
- They will compete in a variety of activities including touch rugby, basketball and athletics.
- Gold, silver and bronze medals are up for grabs in each event.
Newton Westpark take on Lowton West at basketball.
Teams from primary schools battled for gold in a touch rugby contest.
Westleigh Methodist take on Bickershaw Primary School at lacrosse.
Wigan Athletic's mascot Phoenix celebrates his win to draw the Leigh Games 2014 to a close.
And they're off.
The mascots are getting ready for their race to finish off the day.
Team GB BMX racer Jacob Roberts said #LeighGames 'allows children to try new sports' http://t.co/QLKvOjrsQS— @leighjournal 05 June 2014
St Stevens take on Westleigh Methodist at Lacrosse #LeighGames http://t.co/Yhg7LPhmP9— @leighjournal 05 June 2014
Sacred Heart win gold in touch rugby #LeighGames http://t.co/hpeIUxAVQi— @leighjournal 05 June 2014
1100 children at Leigh School Games. Good luck to everyone and enjoy the day! http://t.co/AAdh7iD7Fx— @TrustInLeigh 05 June 2014
Now it's Hindsford Primary School's turn
Gilded Hollins try their best at the standing long jump
Brilliant day at Leigh Youth Games great to see all these young people enjoying themselves at @LSV08 well done to all concerned #inspiring— @TrustInLeigh 05 June 2014
@premsport Inspire to compete @LeighGames2013 #basketball #inspire #compete http://t.co/U5nb0CgeNX— @PremSport_NCTDO 05 June 2014
Tyldesley St George's Central and Leigh St Thomas' schools compete in the basketball contest
Who is going to win the 100m sprint?
Pupils from Leigh CE Junior School try out indoor tennis #LeighGames http://t.co/i4xjrCQ2nV— @leighjournal 05 June 2014
The 600m race gets under way...
Here are St Joseph's trying their hand at the golf shoot out competition
Andy Mazey, a director at Leigh Centurions, has told us: "I'm thoroughly enjoying the day. It is great to see the community spirit and so many children taking part in sport."
Gareth Davies, from Trust in Leigh, said: "It's great to see so many children getting involved in sport at the Leigh Games"
Biased for this one to do particularly well! #LeighGames #LowtonStLukes http://t.co/Z9jC4TceOS— @james_jmw 05 June 2014
Mayor of Wigan Billy Rotherham told the Journal: "I think it's admirable. The attitude of the children is fantastic.
"We may have a future Olympic Champion here today. The enthusiasm and keenness of the children and the support staff from the schools is great.
"It is a marvellous occasion."
Good luck to all schools and pupils taking part in today's #LeighGames - and a big thank you to all the volunteers that make it possible.— @james_jmw 05 June 2014
The Mayor of Wigan Billy Rotherham has hailed the #LeighGames as a 'marvellous occasion' @leighjournal http://t.co/otTxov3bn3— @SArnoldLeigh 05 June 2014
The basketball is underway at the #LeighGames @leighjournal http://t.co/3hJ3QR1fW6— @SArnoldLeigh 05 June 2014
Good luck to all our children at #LeighGames tomorrow. Sure you'll do us proud as always!— @LeighJunior 04 June 2014
Today @leighjournal is reporting live from the second #LeighGames. Good luck to all the pupils taking part— @hayleytuttsmith 05 June 2014
The Mayor has officially opened the #LeighGames http://t.co/HUEwXfZm6z http://t.co/rwy6IbZkmT— @SArnoldLeigh 05 June 2014
The opening ceremony has begun at #LeighGames @leighjournal http://t.co/HUEwXfZm6z http://t.co/yaYqMPikvv— @SArnoldLeigh 05 June 2014
The children are getting ready for the opening ceremony where each school will parade around the Leigh Harriers' track.
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