Pupils on their marks for Winter Games qualification

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Youngsters across South Yorkshire are under starters’ orders for the launch of the county’s 2014/15 school games programme.

Pupils from Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley and Doncaster are on their marks to take part in qualifying events ahead of the South Yorkshire Sainsbury’s School Games finals next year.

Schools will be going head to head to qualify for the Winter Finals at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield on Wednesday, March 18.

At the fourth annual finals, more than 1,000 primary and secondary students will compete in eight sports.

The summer finals will then take place in Rotherham on Wednesday July 1 next year.