DHU goes the course for the 2021 School Games National Finals

DHU will be supporting Covid testing for the 2021 School Games National Finals.

The event, which takes place between Thursday 2nd and Sunday 5th September, will see more than 1,500 young athletes competing in ten sports, including disability disciplines, at venues across Loughborough University Campus.

DHU were asked to provide an end to end management service for the Covid lateral flow tests from 10 local hubs prior to athletes travelling, as well as a hub at Loughborough University throughout the games.

Throughout the games DHU will be delivering testing through self-administered lateral flow tests.

The huge logistical effort required training staff, getting to the hubs across the UK and setting up ready in advance of the games starting to ensure all athletes could participate safely.

What is The 2021 School Games National Finals?

The 2021 School Games National Finals, supported by National Lottery funding from Sport England and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust, is a major multi-sport event for talented young athletes across the UK.

The School Games National Finals will be the first multi-sport event for young athletes following the lifting of lockdown restrictions. Over 18,000 schools registered to take part and athletes have spent the last year and a half training hard with hope of competing at Loughborough University this summer.

Now in its 14th year, the games celebrate the resilience of young athletes by sharing their stories of how they have stayed motivated and maintained their competitive edge to be ready to compete on this national stage.

Rob Haines, Deputy Director Urgent Care, Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) said: “DHU are proud to be participating as a partner in the delivery of the National School Games, in particular due to its East Midlands location, within the heart of the communities that DHU serve.

“Helping to support young people from across the country to be able to safely travel to Loughborough and experience the competition and camaraderie that will be generated from this showpiece event is a privilege for DHU Health Care.”

We would like to wish all the athletes performing the best of luck in their competitions!