What are the Cardiff Games?
The Cardiff Games began as an Olympic and Paralympic legacy multi-sport competition for Primary and Secondary schools from across Cardiff. A number of school sport competition programmes were being delivered in Cardiff by several organisations including the Cardiff Blues, Cardiff City FC, Glamorgan Cricket, National Governing Bodies, schools, school sports associations and local sports clubs therefore Sport Cardiff in partnership with these organisations brought all these competitions under the umbrella of the "Cardiff Games".
Now in it's fourth year, The Cardiff Games will run from September 2016 through to July 2017 offering a variety of opportunities to a range of participants. Each sport / competition is tailored to give as many pupils the chance to represent their school in over 20 sports at 18 different venues across the City.
The Cardiff Games aims to create a clear competition pathway from primary school sport to secondary school sport to community and club sport, ensuring that every child in Cardiff has the opportunity to participate in an appropriate competitive opportunity.
Schools have the choice to compete regionally in the Neighbourhood Management Areas or City Wide events to earn points towards the league table.
Cardiff Games FAQ's.pdf
Levels of competitions explained
Competitions in some sports will be managed regionally within six neighbourhood management areas culminating in citywide finals. Schools that participate in designated competitions will enter into a league, gaining points for the number of competitions they enter as well as their final position result.
There will be two separate league tables for secondary schools, one for Cardiff secondary schools and one for the Vale secondary schools. At Primary school level the leagues have been split into six tables based on their Neighbourhood Management area. There will also be a league for the Special Schools to compete towards at inclusive competitions throughout the year.
Level 1 – REGIONAL COMPETITIONS (within a neighbourhood management area)
Schools within a neighbourhood management area (NMA) will compete against each other. This will create a seeding for the NMA / qualification for the finals.
Level 2 – CITY WIDE COMPETITIONS / FINALS
Qualifying schools from each area will be invited to participate in the Cardiff Games finals.
Competitions may differ in format. For example; cross-country, football and athletics will have regional rounds or heats . Events such as canoeing and climbing will go straight through to finals.
Inclusive competitions - There will be citywide disability sport competitions in: Boccia, Tennis, Badminton and Basketball (IZB) along with multi-sport events throughout the year.