2017 National Finals

School Games National Finals

The School Games National Finals returns to Loughborough University for 2017, taking place between Thursday 31 August and Sunday 03 September.

You can find out more about what will take place, including the opportunities to get involved, by reading below. For more information on this year's event, please visit www.schoolgamesfinals.org.

Tickets are now available for schools to purchase for this year's event. Please click here to buy your tickets today: www.schoolgamesfinals.org/tickets.

National Finals 2017 - What is it?

The School Games National Finals is a four day multi-sport event for the UK's elite young athletes of school age. The event seeks to create an inspirational and motivational setting that not only provides our elite young sports people with the opportunity to thrive and perform at the highest levels, but encourages more young people to take part and succeed in sport.

Athletes compete in: Athletics, Cycling, Fencing, Hockey, Judo, Rugby 7’s, Swimming, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Tennis and, new this year, cricket. You can watch a short clip from the 2016 National Finals in the video above.

How can I get involved in 2017?

There are a number of ways to get your students involved; from spectating in the stands to volunteering on court side, there are hundreds of opportunities to participate in. Across the Games we are looking for young people to play a key role in the delivery of the games and be part of a truly unique and special event.

You can find out more from the list of opportunities below:


We’re looking for the next generation of volunteers who are passionate about sport, friendly, and interested in their personal development whilst helping others. No specific experience is required, but interest and evidence of previous volunteering is favourable.

Volunteering at the 2017 School Games National Finals is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in a variety of different roles and be part of a hugely inspirational multi-sport event. All volunteers will receive a T-shirt and a hoody as part of their event uniform and there will be plenty of time for volunteers to get a taste of the action with all sports being so close together on the Loughborough University Campus during downtime. 

Simply click here to access the application form now! 

The Talent Inspiration Programme (TIP)

 Unleash your Potential

Running parallel to the School Games National Finals, the Talent Inspiration Programme (TIP) brings together 150 young aspiring athletes, aged  14-18, from across the country to participate in an intense three day residential camp from Wednesday 30 August – Friday 01 September.

TIP is designed to challenge and inspire aspiring athletes and team managers and encourage them to start thinking about how they can reach their sporting potential. You can find out more about TIP by clicking here.


The School Games is a unique opportunity to motivate and inspire millions of young people across the country to take part in more competitive school sport. It is delivered in four seperate competition levels.

Competition Levels 


The School Games Mark rewards schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. We had over 9,000 successful applicants in 2016 and more information about the 2017 award is now available.

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