School sport gets TV show

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HIGHLIGHTS of a sports event happening around Sheffield next month are set to be shown on national television.

Channel Four will be screening two programmes covering the best bits of this year’s UK School Games, taking place in Sheffield at venues including the English Institute of Sport and Abbeydale Sports Club from September 1 to 4.

The event will see 1,600 of the country’s elite young athletes compete across 12 sports, including volleyball, badminton, basketball, fencing and tennis.

Highlights will be broadcast on Sunday, September 18, from 6.30am to 7.30am and Sunday, September 25, from 7am to 8am.

Will Roberts, senior development manager at the Youth Sport Trust, said he was ‘delighted’ to have the support of Channel Four.

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