Royston judo star to compete at 2015 School Games

Judo star Matthew Boyce

Judo star Matthew Boyce - Credit: Archant

Royston’s Matthew Boyce will chase high profile success at the upcoming Sainsbury’s 2015 School Games in Manchester, when he competes in this prestigious multi-sport event for school-age athletes.

One of the 1,600 athletes competing in this year’s Games, which take place between September 3-6, the 15-year-old will represent England in judo.

Twelve sports, seven of which include disability disciplines, will be contested at the four-day games.

Boyce said: “I feel proud to have been selected to compete for my country in the Sainsbury’s School Games. My aim is to do the best I can and I know there is no reason why I can’t win a medal if everything goes right on the day.”

The event is supported by National Lottery funding from Sport England and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust.


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Boyce will live within the athletes’ village, attending opening and closing ceremonies and perform in front of a crowd of thousands at world class sports facilities in Manchester.

Youth Sport Trust Chief Executive Ali Oliver said: “Many sporting superstars have used the games as a platform to elite success including the likes of Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Adam Gemili and Ellie Simmonds and we hope Matthew will be inspired to do the same.”

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