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Griffin Sports Festival 2023

By 5 October 2023October 13th, 2023No Comments

The Griffin Schools Trust proudly unveils the eighth edition of its much-anticipated Griffin Sports Festival (GSF) on 05-06 October. This year’s festival is set to be the most dynamic and spirited yet.

The annual Griffin Sports Festival is a proud tradition that inspires the spirit of fair play, enthusiasm, and unity. Embracing the theme of ‘Energy’ this year, the festival celebrates not only the skills of the participants, but also the resilience and determination of everyone involved, from the Trust’s student-athletes and dedicated staff coaches to the passionate community partners.

This year’s festival explores the very essence of ‘energy’, from comparing the kinetic energy in a sprinter’s dash to the potential energy stored in a coiled spring to the infectious energy that resonates in a team’s cheer.

Sport plays a vital role in the educational journey of young people, fostering teamwork, self-discipline, and resilience. The Griffin Sports Festival acts as a platform for students to explore different sports, discover their interests and talents, and ignite a lifelong passion for physical activity.

Anne Powell, Chief Executive, Griffin Schools Trust, comments:

“The Griffin Sports Festival is just one example of how our family of schools has embraced the vision of Proud Traditions, Wide Horizons and High Achievement.

Through sporting participation, we are nurturing talent, building confidence, and celebrating success, equipping our young Griffins for the myriad of opportunities that lie ahead. The ‘Energy’ theme this year mirrors the enthusiasm our students bring, both in the classroom and on the field.”

Hosted at the illustrious Pingles Stadium, this two-day extravaganza will showcase a plethora of sports, from Athletics and Handball to Curling, Basketball, and a thrilling duathlon. Each primary school within the Trust will be represented by a team of 12 (six boys and six girls), while each secondary school will field two teams of 12.

Every participant will be rewarded with a certificate. Standout performers and teams will be awarded medals, with the top team clinching the coveted GSF Champions Shield. In a continuous effort to champion the spirit of sportsmanship, a special fair play award will be presented to the team that best embodies the GSF pledge.