UEA Sportspark hosts South Norfolk Partnership sportshall programme

UEA Sportspark hosted the climax to the South Norfolk School Sport Partnership years five and six sporthsall athletics programme.

Two finals – one for small primary schools and one for larger schools so all schools – saw more than 500 youngsters taking part in various sportshall events, with Rockland, Surlingham, Barnham Broom and Brooke all represented.

Children competed activites including the soft javelin throw, speedbounce, chest push, standing and vertical jumps, followed by a series of relay races. A teacher race also got the crowd jeering.

Bressingham and Roydon were the winners of the small and large school categories respectively, and both qualify for county finals later this month.

Competition manager Stuart Brunton-Douglas said: 'This is a great example of children taking part in regular competitive sport. With the range of competitive sports we currently offer primary schools, we hope some of these can continue despite funding being cut.''

Norfolk Athletics Network also provided a flyer for youngsters on sportshall athletics and athletics opportunities outside of school – with more information available at www.norfolkssp.co.uk