More than 200 children from six primary schools took part in the first ever Feel Good in Hartlepool Games.
The competition, which took place at Brierton Community Sports Centre, featured a range of activities, including athletics, basketball, cricket, dance, football, handball, netball, rounders, baseball and tag rugby.
The games are part of the wider Feel Good in Hartlepool project, a three-year initiative led by Hartlepool Council’s Sport and Recreation Service and funded by Sport England’s Community Sports Activation Fund.
The aim of the community project is to get more local people active.
It also targets promoting triathlon, sailing, multi-sports skills and dance, whilst recruiting volunteers to help the project become sustainable in the longer-term.
A total of 224 pupils from Eskdale Academy, Golden Flatts Primary School, Grange Primary School, Kingsley Primary School, Rift House Primary School and St Helen’s Primary School took part in the inaugural event.
Teesside international table tennis star Karina Le Fevre, who represented Team GB at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi in 2010 and in Glasgow in 2014, provided an inspiring introduction to the event and also presented a range of awards to the young competitors
Ryan Houghton, Sports Activator (multi-skills) with Feel Good in Hartlepool, said: “We were delighted to welcome Karina and we’d like to thank her for supporting the event. The pupils certainly gained a lot from her inspiring introduction.
“The children also deserve praise for making the event a big success due to their sheer enthusiasm and willingness to get involved.”