Wakefield school sports teams go for gold at West Yorkshire Youth Games

TOP young athletes from around the district will be going for gold at the 2011 West Yorkshire Youth Games this week.

Teams from schools around the Merrie City will be amongst 127 from across West Yorkshire competing in ten sports for top honours.

Athletics teams from schools in Ossett, Kettlethorpe, Sandal, Ackworth and Wrenthorpe will be amongst teams involved in the 13th games, which will be the biggest yet.

The West Yorkshire Sport-organised event will take place at Leeds Metropolitan University’s Carnegie Headingley campus and University of Leeds’ Weetwood campus.

The games take place on Wednesday and sports teams will compete in athletics, boccia, new age kurling, tag rugby, tennis, badminton, gymnastics, cheerleading, cricket and netball.

Nigel Harrison, director of West Yorkshire Sport said: “These games are the sporting highlight for hundreds of young athletes across the five districts and are often the first time many of them will taste the excitement of a major event.”

Ex-Bradford Bulls and Huddersfield Giants captain Robbie Hunter-Paul will be guest of honour at the event.

See this week’s Wakefield Express Sport for all the latest sports news from around the district.