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Sainsbury's Cornwall School Games outdoor events cancelled

By WBJeff  |  Posted: June 26, 2014

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Events planned as part of a sporting competition between thousdands of youngsters from across Cornwall tomorrow have been cancelled.

Many of the outdoor activities involved in the annual Sainsbury's Cornwall School Games will not go ahead due to the dire weather forecast.

A spokesman for the organisers from Cornwall Sports Partnership said: "It is with great regret that we have to send out this statement but with a very wet forecast, thunderstorms due tomorrow and obvious associated risks to competitors we have had to cancel all the outdoor sports where we can’t move them to an indoor venue.

"The opening ceremony and registration will still go ahead at Richard Lander School with the same transport arrangements to other venues in and around Truro for all the other sports. We have managed to get hold of as many local indoor facilities as possible.

"We will try and reschedule the events and further information to follow next week."

Events now not taking place are: all beach sports, at Perranporth, including surfing, bodyboarding and beach volleyball; primary and secondary athletics; rugby and tag rugby; grass track cycling; disability football; golf; and hockey.

For further information contact your school's school games organiser or e-mail Tim Marrion on tmarrion@cornwall.gov.uk or Natasha Howard on nhoward@cornwall.gov.uk

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  • nickthompson  |  June 26 2014, 4:10PM

    Thanks to you, Cornwall Council match funded the Coastal Communities Fund bid application to save Jubilee Pool. We (The Friends of Jubilee Pool) are now working hard to raise £160k...--------------------------------------------- Why not drop this chap a line, I am sure he would pay the odd £160,000, for him it's lose change. Prince Charles pockets extra £238,000 thanks to the Government tax cut for the rich

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