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.

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.”