2012 Kent School Games is launched
John Farnworth gets youngsters from various
Kent schools to emulate his skills at the launch of the Kent
The latest installment of the Kent School Games has
been launched amid great ceremony.
This year sees the third running of the event, with some 35,000
youngsters from more than 500 Kent and Medway schools due to take
part in competitions, which will culminate in 87 finals in 36
sports held at 15 venues.
The University of Kent played host to the first finals of this
year's competition on Thursday afternoon - the indoor sport of
The event was attended by a host of sporting stars including
double-Olympic Great Britain hockey star Mel Clewlow, Olympic
gymnastics hopeful Keziah Gore, Paralympic hopefuls Joshua Taylor
(athletics) and Helen Sole (sitting volleyball) and England Ladies
footballers Claire Rafferty and Dani Buet.
The ceremony featured a presentation from KCC cabinet member for
Culture and Communities Mike Hill and a spectacular display from
acclaimed football freestyler John Farnworth.
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