The annual Sainsbury’s School Games Festival in Lincolnshire has received £45,000 of National Lottery funding.
The local organising committee for Lincolnshire has been awarded the funding from Sport England to deliver the School Games festival, alongside Lincolnshire Sports Partnership, next year.
It will be the culmination of year-round competitions within schools and between schools.
The most talented athletes will progress to compete across more than 30 sports including athletics, wheelchair basketball, hockey, volleyball and badminton.
Sport England’s Strategic Lead for Youth Suzanne Glavin said: “The Sainsbury’s School Games Festivals play a critical role in inspiring a generation of youngsters to play sport by providing them with opportunities to take part in competitive school sport.
“It also introduces talented athletes to high level competition, and with the help of the sport governing bodies, they are supported and signposted to further opportunities to compete and develop their talent.
“We are delighted to award this funding to Lincolnshire and would like to thank them for the work they do in making these events happen.”
The Winter School Games will take place on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the Grantham Meres Leisure Centre.
For further information visit www.lincolnshiresports.com or www.yourschoolgames.com