St Felix student called up for UK Schools Games
PUBLISHED: 15:24 09 February 2012
Following on from Bozenna Jackson’s successful trial for the U18 London and South East girls’ Rugby team, she has also been notified that she has been selected for the 2012 UK School Games.
The school games are much like the Olympic or Commonwealth Games, representative teams from the nations and regions of the UK will be selected, pitting the most talented young athletes against each other across the four day event at some of the Olympic and Paralympic venues, giving our nation’s school children the opportunity to really feel like they are part of the Olympic experience in 2012. The 2012 School Games are taking place from the May 6-9 and will be held in London at Barking RFC. The location of London is to link it into the Olympics and some of the events will be in the Olympic Park itself.
The Saint Felix schoolgirl will be representing the U18 London South East Divisional Sevens Team. Within the rugby Sevens competition there will be the four England Divisional Teams – South West, Midlands, London and South East and North – two Welsh teams and two Irish teams competing to be UK School Games champions over two days of competition. Also at the Games will be 1,200 athletes representing 12 other sports. Throughout the four days Bozenna will be attending an opening ceremony, competing for two days and will then attend a closing ceremony.
These games will be the final test event before the 2012 Olympic Games so it is a hugely exciting opportunity for everyone involved.
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