Sports

Lauren and Matthew in School Games National Finals

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Lauren and Matthew in School Games National Finals thumbnailLauren Roy: competing in upcoming School Games National Finals at Loughborough. GB35Lauren Roy

TWO Ballymena athletes, Lauren Roy and Matthew Corr, will represent Northern Ireland in the upcoming 2017 School Games National Finals at Loughborough.
Sixteen-year-old Lauren, from Slemish College, is a member of City of Lisburn Athletic Club, while 15-year-old Matthew, from Ballymena Academy, belongs to Ballymena and Antrim AC.
The School Games - which run from this Thursday, August 31, until Sunday, September 3, - are an integrated multi-sport event for the UK's most talented school-age athletes.
Games venue for the four day event is Loughborough University.
Both Matthew and Lauren have impressive records.
Matthew won Ulster High Jump title, while Lauren won a bronze in the School Games last year as well as being the Irish 100m and 200m sprint champion.
Around 1,600 athletes will compete across 12 sports at the School Games, seven of which include disability disciplines.
The four-day event is supported by National Lottery funding from Sport England and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust.
The local duo will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of some of Britain's biggest sporting stars who have competed at the School Games before going on to senior international success.
*Read the full story in this week's Ballymena Guardian.

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