Mini Youth Games MYG

The MYG is a multi-sport programme of events run through the school year for all Medway primary schools. 

It forms part of the Medway Games series organised by Medway Council’s Sports Development Team with the support of Medway’s two school sports partnerships, national governing bodies, local sports clubs and leisure facilities. Prizes are awarded at each event and points are gained towards the overall Mini Youth Games title.

MYG Cricket

Twenty eight primary schools took part in the Kwik Cricket tournament at High Halstow on Thursday, 27 May.

Each school played six matches during the day, the top two schools were unbeaten and in the end it came to runs scored to separate the teams.

Hempstead Junior School came out on top, closely followed by St Thomas of Canterbury Primary School, who were also awarded Highest Place Small School , and finally Wainscott who were a worthy third place on the day.

Picture of MYG cricketThe top eight schools have qualified for the Summer Night of Champions event taking place as part of June’s Medway Festival of Sport.  

A major focus of all MYG events is on participation and sportsmanship, and the team from Parkwood Junior School were awarded the fair play trophy.

Medway Council Sports Development Officer John Hatchett said: “This was a great event and there was a good, friendly competition atmosphere throughout the day.

“Thank you to High Halstow Cricket Club and the Parish Council for hosting the event, and to the volunteers from .”

MYG Athletics

Thirty five primary schools took part in the finale event of the season 2011 2012, MYG Athletics at Medway Park on Tuesday, 26 June. MYG Athletics 2012

The morning started with a Mini Marathon event, where 35 boys and 35 girls representing their schools took on the challenging route around the track and Medway Park grounds. This event was followed by a morning of field events including javelin, discuss, ball throw and push, long jump, triple jump, vertical jump and speed bounce.

After lunch the pupils took to the track in various distance sprints and finished with the excitement of 4 x 100m relays, in front of a large crowd of spectators enjoying the afternoon events in the sunshine.

After all scores had been collated from all events Balfour Junior School were crowned champions for the fourth consecutive year, closely followed by St Margaret's Junior School and then Gads Hill School.

A major focus of all MYG events is on participation and sportsmanship, and the team from St Mary's, Gillingham were awarded the fair play trophy.

Medway Council Senior Sports Development Officer Tina Martin said: "This is always an enjoyable finale to the season and there is always a relaxed friendly atmosphere amongst teams and spectators."

If you are interested in joining a local club, getting involved in the sport or finding out more about Mini Youth Games, visit the sports development pages. For further information please contact John Hatchett via email  sportsdevteam@medway.gov.uk or on 01634 338763.

Pictures provided by Peter Still / Medway Messenger and available to purchase from Kent Online photosales.

MYG Winners Balfour 2012         MYG Mini Marathon 2012