Medal joy for Doncaster at South Yorkshire School Games

Danum School won the U15s girls tennis.
Danum School won the U15s girls tennis.

Doncaster schools won eight medals at the 2015 South Yorkshire Sainsbury’s School Games.

More than 1,000 primary and secondary school children from Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield and Barnsley took part in the fourth annual Games which was this year staged at Clifton Park, in Rotherham.

Doncaster came away with two golds, three silver and three bronze medals.

The two golds both came in tennis, with Danum School winning the U15s girls event (pictured) and Hayfield School prevailing in the U15s boys.

Hayfield also won silver in the U13s girls tennis and bronze in the U13s boys tennis, while Danum earned a bronze in the U15s boys tennis.

Willow Academy and Stone Hill School won silver medals in golf, while Woodlands Primary School came away with bronze in the Years 5-6 athletics.

Sheffield won 25 medals including 13 golds, six silvers and six bronze medals. There were 11 medals for Rotherham and Barnsley schools won two silvers and two bronze medals.

Nigel Harrison, chief executive of South Yorkshire Sport, which organises the Games said: “As we celebrate the 10 year anniversary of London winning the bid to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games on July 6, it’s fantastic to have reached our own legacy milestone.

“Getting 10,000 young people in South Yorkshire involved in competitive sport is an incredible achievement and demonstrates how initiatives like the South Yorkshire Sainsbury’s School Games are bringing legacy to life and inspiring a new generation to lead healthier and more active lives.

“Rotherham was a great place to host our fourth annual summer finals and, despite it being the hottest day of the year, the children performed brilliantly in a range of sports!”

For more information visit www.sysport.co.uk/schoolgames.