Soul Patrol to Headline at 2016 School Games National Finals
Following submission of an audition DVD of three original songs written by Year 13 students Taylor Burton, Jake Cartwright and Georgia Whittle, Soul Patrol have been selected by the YST (Youth Sports Trust) Factor to perform at the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 School Games National Finals. This will take place on Sunday 4 September at 3.45 pm at Loughborough University in front of 2,500 spectators. On the panel of judges were Youth Sport Trust ambassador and former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt, Bounce from Flawless and Lizzie Gough from Alesha Dixon’s Street Stars.
The School Games National Finals brings together 1,600 of the UK’s best young athletes for four days of sporting competition. Many Olympians and Paralympians hoping to head to Rio this year have competed in previous School Games including Dina Asher-Smith, Jonnie Peacock, Adam Peaty, Ellie Simmonds and Hannah Cockroft. The School Games National Finals are supported by a range of partners including the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Sport England, the Youth Sport Trust, Department of Health and British Paralympic Association.
Youth Sport Trust Director of External Relations, Phil Chamberlain, said: “The School Games National Finals is a huge event that gives a true taste of high-level multi-sport competition to the UK’s best school-aged competitors. It has the feel of a mini-Olympic and Paralympic Games and as such the YST Factor offers an excellent opportunity for young talented performance artists to realise their dreams in front of a large audience.”
Many congratulations to all members of Soul Patrol on being selected to headline at this event!