The World Schools Netball Cup gets underway at Loughborough University this week as teams from across the globe get set to take part in the final WSG event of the 2023/24 academic year. The action gets underway on Thursday (27th June) with the event’s opening ceremony in the university’s Sir David Wallace Sports Hall followed by a handful of group matches to get proceedings underway. All teams will be in action on Friday and Saturday as schools from across the world look to take home the World Schools Netball Cup title. With the standard getting better and better with each passing year, we are looking forward to welcoming some of the brightest young netball players to the home of Loughborough Lightning and England Netball. After some fantastic performances on court last year, Gordons School will be looking to retain their U13 crown this time round while a strong U15 field of 22 teams

The World School Swim Championships made a successful return to London earlier this month, showcasing young swimmers from 32 schools representing 10 countries competing on the international stage to become champions of school sport. The two-day competition took place at the state-of-the-art London Aquatics Centre, home of the 2012 London Olympics. Before the commencement of the main event, selected overseas schools were treated to a day of training and a special Q&A Masterclass at the London Aquatics Centre.  The highlight of the day was an inspirational talk delivered by Team GB's Olympic medal hero, Siobhan-Marie O'Connor. Her words of wisdom and encouragement resonated with the young athletes, setting the tone for the days ahead. You can view Siobhan-Marie O'Connor's interview below along with lots more video content on our Youtube channel. The main event commenced the following day, featuring 50m events and relays across four age categories. Each school aimed not only for individual medals

The World School Games 2024 saw schools from across the globe showcase their talents in athletics, swimming, and football in the U11, U13, and U15 age groups as students returned to Dubai for the flagship event in the World School Games Event Series. The highly anticipated opening ceremony marked the commencement of the festivities, setting the stage for an exhilarating three days of sport. The special guest for the morning was Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Eilish McColgan, who addressed athletes, coaches and spectators before competition got underway and shared her story of hard work and determination. The Commonwealth Games champion and Team GB athlete’s words resonated with the young athletes, offering motivation and encouragement as they embarked on their journey of competition. As with any World School Games event, there was a welcome appearance from Atlas the Eagle – who showed off some impressive dance moves on the Dubai track – before the

It's that exciting time once more as we welcome the return of the World School Games to the vibrant city of Dubai this week with schools from across the globe gearing up to showcase their talents in 2024. Schools hailing from countries such as Russia, Greece and the United Arab Emirates will converge in the luxurious setting of Dubai for an exhilarating week of sports, encompassing athletics, swimming, and football across U11, U13, and U15 age groups. The eagerly awaited opening ceremony will kick off the festivities on Thursday morning, with students gearing up for athletic events shortly after. Friday will witness international teams making a splash in swimming events to accrue points for their schools. On Saturday, the global football stage will see new champions crowned, concluding the World School Games with an exciting football tournament before the gala dinner and awards ceremony. The participating schools competing in the three-day international youth

The World School Basketball Championships returned in style as the event took place at the stunning L’Alqueria del Basket in Valencia last weekend. With 26 teams from 11 countries taking part over three days in U16 Boys, U16 Girls and U19 Boys categories, the competition’s first outing in Valencia was a huge success with more nations represented than ever before. On a sunny weekend in Spain, things got underway on Friday evening with the event’s opening ceremony and curtain raiser matches taking place on the venue’s show court – which is used as a training base for Valencia Basket’s men’s and women’s first team squads. The stands of L’Alqueria del Basket were packed as players, coaches and spectators cheered on their schools who were paraded onto the court with the national flag of their countries. There was a special appearance by World School Games Event Series official mascot Atlas the Eagle before Dubai International

The World School Basketball Championships makes its return this week in a brand-new host country as teams from across the globe travel to Valencia, Spain in a bid to take the silverware home. Following two editions of the competition in Abu Dhabi, UAE, the event has a new home in one of Europe’s most passionate basketball nations. L’Alqueria del Basket plays host to Valencia Basket’s men’s and women’s professional teams, with nine indoor and four outdoor courts, and the 9,000-seater Pavelló Municipal Font de Sant Lluís is situated next door. Boys teams will compete in U16 and U19 age groups, with girls taking part in an U16 competition across three days of action in Valencia this weekend. British International School Cairo put in an impressive showing at New York University in Abu Dhabi last year – crowned champions in every age group – and they’ll be looking to keep hold of the trophies they

Being a sports parent for your young athlete is an exciting journey that can make a big difference in their childhood. With these tips, you'll be ready to provide the best support and encouragement as your child explores the world of youth sports. Spread the love Cheers and unwavering support from the sidelines can work wonders for your athlete's confidence. Whether they score the winning goal or face a tough challenge, knowing you're there for them means the world to a child. So, don't hold back – let your enthusiasm shine! Power-Up Pep Talks A little encouragement goes a long way. Before the game, share some uplifting words that pump up confidence and belief in your youngster. Remind them of their strengths and that you're proud of their efforts, win or lose. These pre-game pep talks are like magical boosts of positivity! Snack Superheroes Fuel your athlete's active lifestyle with key nutritious snacks. Think

Travelling through sporting experiences can be a great learning opportunity for children, as they gain important life skills no matter if it's England, Spain, the UAE or anywhere in the world! Combining the thrill of exploring new places with the joys of sportsmanship, this unique blend presents many benefits that leave a lasting impact on young minds. Here are the top five reasons why sport travelling journeys grow children: 1. Cultural Understanding and Diversity Sports travelling opportunities allow children to go beyond geographical borders, introducing them to diverse cultures, traditions and languages. Participating in sports competitions with international children promotes cross-cultural understanding, breaking down barriers and building connections. As youngsters explore various sporting practices worldwide, they develop an appreciation for different view points, expanding their horizons and improve their cultural awareness. Pupils from across the globe enjoyed their time at the exciting World School Games Dubai. Learn more about this multi-sport tournament by clicking here.

Young swimmers went above expectations in last week’s World School Swim Championships in London, with many leaving with performances they can be immensely proud of. Schools from around the globe took part in the two-day swimming competition on the international stage at the state-of-the art London Aquatics Centre. 35 schools from 11 countries (including three continents) made the trip to the home of the 2012 London Olympics at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Before the fun began in the pool, a special guest joined the students last Friday to provide a motivational story of her successful swimming career. Former Team GB breaststroke competitor and two-time Olympian Molly Renshaw spoke with the young swimmers about her experiences as a young athlete on the world stage. At the age of just 14 Molly made her debut at the World Championships - with many students of a similar age in the room her knowledge and tips were

It’s almost here! The World School Swim Championships 2023 are set to take place this weekend at the London Aquatic Centre! Schools from around the globe will make the adventurous trek to historical England to make a splash in a variety of swimming events. There will be no shortage of countries represented at the games, as over 30 schools from more than 10 different countries will be taking part in this weekend's events. The highly anticipated opening ceremony kicks off the swim festivities this Friday with a special guest. It's then time on Saturday and Sunday for pupils to dip in the same pool Olympians from the London Olympics 2012 swam in.  We are proud to partner with Gulf Youth Sport (GYS) for this year's games. The media organisation will be following Middle East schools throughout the entertaining weekend of sport by taking pictures throughout the event. You can view all the latest pictures