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Sussex Quartet at Schools Games

Four Sussex youngsters will be heading to Loughborough this weekend for the annual School Games match.

The School Games are a national multi-sport event for the UK's most talented school-age athletes. Around 1,600 athletes from across the UK will compete in 12 sports.

UK Area School teams including Scotland clash for this end of season match and the Sussex Quartet will representing the South of England team which has largely been selected from July’s  English School Championships.

Amber and Ben Strike Gold

There was more glory and medals for Sussex youngsters at the English U15/17 Track and Field championships at Bedford over the weekend including two titles plus three Sussex records.

Again pride of place must go to U17 Worthing thrower Ben Hawkes who retained his unbeaten Hammer record this season with another crushing victory with 71.91m but he also added a silver medal in the discus throw with a personal effort of 52.70m, which is also a new Sussex record. Hawkes very nearly collected another medal in the shot putt placing fourth with 15.24m.

Six Golds for Sussex at English Schools

A brilliant second day at Birmingham saw the Sussex Schools team record one of their best ever English Schools results beating last year’s tally of five gold medals but overall equalled the 2016 total of ten medals.

Despite the loss of three potential medallists this was an excellent result for Sussex on a weekend when there were not any real disappointments and a couple of bonus medals.

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