Up to 1,000 youngsters to do battle at North Derbyshire school event

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Around 1,000 young people are set to take part in a major school sports event to be held at a north Derbyshire college.

Mount St Mary’s College at Spinkhill is to host the Sainsbury’s Derbyshire School Games Event.

It will see more than 100 teams from schools across the county competing in 11 competitions on Tuesday, July 8.

Team qualification and selection is currently taking place, with inter-school competitions being held to determine which schools will take part.

Sports in the event will include mini tennis, quadkids athletics, cricket, cyclo cross, grass track cycling, tri-golf, boccia plus and rounders.