Keepmoat key to region's sport.
The Keepmoat Stadium’s role in Doncaster sport intensifies next week as the town plays host to the South Yorkshire Sainsbury’s School Games 2014 for the first time this summer.
Following the success of the winter finals held in Sheffield in March, more than 1,200 youngsters from across the region will be competing at this year’s summer finals in Doncaster on Tuesday, 1st July 2014.
Primary and secondary school pupils from Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster and Sheffield will compete in six sports - some with disability formats - across four venues.
The opening ceremony will be held at the Keepmoat Stadium followed by the athletics, orienteering and Tri-Golf competitions.
Tennis will be contested at Doncaster Lawn Tennis Club and cricket at Doncaster Town Cricket Club, while the netball event will be taking place at the Doncaster Dome.
Medal ceremonies will take place after each competition.
The event will also feature healthy stalls provided by B Braun Medical and will be supported by a team of volunteers including 15 students from Doncaster College who will act as media volunteers.
Simon Pugh, development manager at South Yorkshire Sport, which organises the Games, said: “We are hugely excited about staging the South Yorkshire Sainsbury’s School Games in Doncaster for the first time at some fantastic sporting venues.
“The summer finals are a culmination of sporting efforts from schools across the county at level 2 qualifying events over the last three months.
“The event provides a fantastic opportunity for local school children to showcase their talents, but also, importantly, show them the values of teamwork, confidence and being a good sport.
“The children showed great passion, enthusiasm and skill at the winter finals this year and we know they will continue their efforts this summer.”
The winter finals saw more than 1,300 primary and secondary school pupils take part in sports including gymnastics, basketball and judo at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield (EIS Sheffield).