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Gateshead sprung into the lead to become champions in the Tyne & Wear School Games Trampoline event.

Pupils from Gateshead took the School Games Trampoline title, holding off competition from other schools from across Tyne & Wear.

The trampoline event took place on Saturday 5 November 2016 at the AAA Sports venue in Sunderland, to give secondary school pupils the chance to compete in a sporting environment whilst representing their school and area.

Claire Lee, School Games Coordinator, said: “The enthusiasm among the competitors was great to see and the standard of tramplining was incredibly high, it sums up everything that is good in sport. We are committed to getting more people, more active, more often and want young people to get involved in sport, as well as develop a sporting habit for life. The School Games helps to give more young people the opportunity to play competitive sport.”

There were over 100 young people that attended the trampoline event from 29 secondary schools in Tyne and Wear. All of the competitors taking part successfully secured their place in Saturday’s event by holding their own against other young people of their age during October qualifiers. There were four different levels within the trampoline event including beginner, development, novice and elite levels.

The School Games programme is part of the commitment to create a Lasting Legacy after the London 2012 Olympic Games. Tyne and Wear Sport make sure young people have access to the best opportunities within a range of sports by enabling access through school competition. More School Games opportunities are on the horizon including Sportshall Athletics, Table Tennis and Badminton.

To find out more about the School Games please visit www.tynewearschoolgames.org