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October 31, 2012
Sport England has earmarked £2m of National Lottery funding to bring the Sainsbury's School Games finals to the city of Sheffield in September 2013.
The four-day multi-sport event will take place between 12-15 September 2013 and will be organised by the Youth Sport Trust, which Sport England has commissioned to provide development support across all elements of the Sainsbury's School Games.
Richard Lewis, Chair of Sport England, said, "The Sainsbury's School Games programme is helping tens of thousands of young people to develop a sporting habit for life, while the finals event is giving the most talented young people a chance to test their skills against the very best from around the UK in a major multi-sports event.
"The lottery funding we are announcing today will help to build on the enormous success of the 2012 competition of which all those involved - the competitors, the volunteers and all the organisers - should feel enormously proud."