The School Games wouldn't be possible without the support of our partners.

The Youth Sport Trust

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Event organiser

The Youth Sport Trust is a national children's charity that is building a brighter future for young people through PE and sport. 

Through 20 years of experience we have developed a unique way of maximising the power of sport to grow young people, schools and communities through the development of qualities including creativity, aspiration, resilience and empathy. 

Find out more about the Youth Sport Trust.

Loughborough University

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Hosting and communications partners

After two successful years hosting the School Games, the National Finals will be returning to campus for the third consecutive year. 

Their extensive range of sports facilities allows Loughborough University to accommodate the majority of School Games sports in their dedicated sport specific venues. The ultimate goal for the 2018 event is to create an Olympic-style environment that holistically combines all Games services on the University campus.

The East Midlands site is also home to a number of National Governing Bodies, including British Athletics, British Swimming, British Triathlon, and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

Visit the Loughborough University website.

Sport England

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Funding partners

Sport England is delighted to be the main funding partner of the 2018 School Games. Helping communities across the country to live more active lives, Sport England will invest over £1 billion of National Lottery and Exchequer funding between 2012 and 2017, so that more people can access quality sporting opportunities in the best way that suits them.


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Funding partners

The Department of Health is funding several initiatives in schools across England to help improve the level of physical activity and engagement in school sport in Children and Young People. 

One of those is Change4Life which encourages children and families to eat well, move more and live longer.

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Funding partners

DCMS is committed to using the inspiration of the London 2012 Games to help rejuvenate sporting competition in schools and the 2018 School Games continues this legacy. 

This event will provide the perfect platform on which the most talented athletes can showcase their abilities, as well as inspiring other school children across the country to take up competitive sport through the School Games.

British Olympic Association

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Supporting partners

The British Olympic Association (BOA) is the National Olympic Committee (NOC) for Great Britain and Northern Ireland. 

The BOA is responsible for preparing and leading competitors at the summer, winter, and youth Olympic Games; as well as promoting and protecting the Olympic Movement within the UK.

British Paralympic Association

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Supporting partners

The British Paralympic Association is the National Paralympic Committee for the UK, responsible for the promotion of the Paralympic movement in Great Britain and selecting, entering and funding the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Paralympic team. 

We are proud to be a supporting partner for the 2018 School Games, which is playing a vital role in providing disability sport opportunities across the country.

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

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Supporting partners

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS) is the County Sport Partnership (CSP) for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland. Our focus is to ensure that national sport and physical activity resources have local reach. 

We are proud to be a supporting partner for the School Games and hope it will inspire our young athletes to take part and enjoy competitive school sport.