“Quad Kids is a great way to introduce children to competitive athletics in a fun and friendly way, everyone can get involved, regardless of their ability!"
"We have seen the popularity of Quad Kids grow, with more and more schools and local authorities wanting to be able to offer their children this exciting competition format. It’s great to see children come together in a team and cheer on their teammates and we see lots of great sportsmanship between teams too.” says Hannah Pretty, South Wales Club Network Officer for Welsh Athletics.
A quick video guide to what Quadkids is all about:
Quadkids is a UK wide format which is fast become the preferred format for the School Games and being adopted by Primary schools within their Junior Sports Days. In 2018 more kids than ever boy took part in Quadkids events across Wales with over 100 Primary schools and 1500 pupils taking part. Welsh Athletics Regional Network Officers have worked with
Mr Barker, Year 6 teacher at Coryton Primary, who competed in the Cardiff Final said: "We started doing the 4 Quadkids events as part of our sports day a few years ago, and sending a team to the Cardiff Heats. The pupils really enjoy it, and it was great for the team to get through to the final this year."
This year's winning schools were:
Cardiff Final (including Vale of Glamorgan)
- 1st Marlborough Primary, 2nd Whitchurch Primary, 3rd Evenlode Primary
Ryan Spencer Jones, Network Officer for East Wales, who organised events in Newport and Blaenau Gwent said:
"Quadkids enables athletics to become a team sport rather than an individualised sport, this allows schools to compete against each other as a team and creates a togetherness across all pupils."