A look back at the Sainsbury's 2014 School Games
This is the second year running that the city of Manchester will host the Sainsbury's School Games. Last year the School Games saw four action-packed days of competition which brought together 1,600 young athletes to compete in 12 sports across the city. Here's a look back at the highlights from Sainsbury's 2014 School Games:
Records tumble in athletics
Spectators at the Manchester Regional Arena witnessed England South West star Will Battershill smash the School Games 1500m steeplechase record. The Devonshire native crossed the finish line in a blistering time of 4.15:38.
In the wheelchair racing, England North West duo Isaac Towers and Ben Rowlings were on top form. Isaac stole the show in the 800m clocking a time of 1.58:74, while Ben came out on top in the 100m race.
Fred gets it Wright at the Manchester Velodrome
At the National Cycling Centre rising star Fred Wright was one of the stand-out performers. The England South East rider claimed top honours in two events - the 10km scratch and points race.
There was an impressive run of podium finishes for England North West, with para-cyclist Matthew Hamilton among them. The then 15-year-old came away with gold medals from three events - para-cycling 200m, the Kierin time trial and the individual omnium.
England North West rule the pool
England North West dominated proceedings at the Aquatics Centre. 16-year-old Joe Litchfield led the charge, bagging gold medals in the 100m backstroke and then the 400m individual medley.
Joe's North West teammates topped the podium in the boys and girls 400m freestyle relay, while they also enjoyed success in the 800m freestyle team event.
Individual success came to Wales's Mari Davies in the 100m freestyle, while Ireland's Gerry Quick beat the rest of the field in the boys' race.
Fenton leads England to gymnastics success
Georgia Mae Fenton took All Around gold and helped steer England to the top of the podium with a breathtaking display of gymnastics at the Manchester Arena. The 13-year-old posted a score of 53.050 to claim gold ahead of teammate Alicia Kinsella, with Wales's Maisie Matheun taking bronze.
England dominate fencing
Youngster Dimitri Coutya set the tone for England by snatching gold in the wheelchair foil. The 15-year-old started the gold rush as England boys enjoyed a clean sweep of medals. England girls were also a force to be reckoned with, but couldn't quite match their countrymen, with Scotland beating them to the Sabre crown.
England Central avenge 2014 defeat
England Central came out on top against England North in a replay of 2014's wheelchair basketball final. Central put their 2014 final loss behind them, as they defeated North by 50-29. The match was tight during the opening exchanges but in the final quarter Central took a commanding lead and never looked back.
Commonwealth Games silver medallist Tin-Tin Ho inspired her England South East teammates to victory at the Indoor Tennis Centre. The South East emerged as overall winners while Tin-Tin beat England South West's Mari Tsaptsinos 11-13, 11-9, 11-31, 11-5 to take the 2014 girls title.
Scots secure hockey glory
Scotland girls claimed a famous victory over Ulster in the final of the hockey competition. The Scots raced into a 2-0 lead at The Armitage Site, before Ulster levelled the score. Roared on by their supporters, Scotland found a second wind and powered on to a 4-3 victory.