Rossett scoop first and second at School Games

The victorious Rossett School GIrls team at the North Yorkshire School Games. (S)
The victorious Rossett School GIrls team at the North Yorkshire School Games. (S)

ROSSETT School in Harrogate stormed to victory in the North Yorkshire School Games badminton event this week.

After events switched to York St John University, some very close matches meant the action went right to the wire.

Rossett took first place in the girls’ competition, and second in the boys. Boroughbridge School, representing Hambleton, were third.

School Sports Co-ordinator for Rossett School Jo Bonsels said: “The North Yorkshire School Games Badminton event was a fantastic experience for our students. It provided them with an opportunity to compete at a level that they normally wouldn’t get chance to.

“There were some very good teams playing, in what was a well balanced and well organised event.

“We are extremely pleased to have come away with a first and second.”

Meantime, there was success for St John Fisher School in the volleyball, where their girls finished second behind Eskdale School of Ryedale and Whitby.

Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for the Department of Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, added:“I want to congratulate all the competitors and organisers for making this first School Games festival such a success. 

“It’s incredibly inspiring to see so many young people taking part in competitive sport. 

“London’s Olympic and Paralympic Games are just around the corner, and we want to use the inspiration of 2012 to boost school sport and leave a real sporting legacy.”

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