SCHOOLS from Bradford were among the medals at the West Yorkshire School Games summer festival, as Myrtle Park and Woodhouse Grove claimed glorious gold medals in netball and athletics respectively.

Many schools from across the district competed, with Ilkley Grammar also picking up a silver in the cycling event on an action-packed day of sport. The event was held in association with Leeds Beckett University, and took place on its Headingley campus.

Around 1,200 young people competed for the chance to be crowned West Yorkshire champions in athletics, boccia, new age kurling, tennis, tri-golf, tag rugby, netball, gymnastics and cycling.

Myrtle Park's Year five and six netball team took home the trophy and the glory by beating Leeds school Froebelian into second place. Ripponden, from Calderdale, finished third in the event.

Kirklees brought a strong squad and were the most successful district on the day but even their schools could not topple Woodhouse Grove in the Year seven athletics competition.

The Bradford team won the event, beating Kirklees rivals Kirkburton and Honley into second and third place.

The School Games is a National Lottery funded initiative to motivate and inspire millions of young people across the country to take part in more competitive school sport.

Nigel Harrison, CEO of Yorkshire Sport Foundation said: “Well done to all the young people who competed in the West Yorkshire School Games summer festival.

"They did themselves and their districts proud, all under the watchful eye of a great team of volunteers and officials."

Sally Nickson - Head of Sport & Active Lifestyles at Leeds Beckett University, added: "Leeds Beckett University is proud to have hosted the West Yorkshire School Summer Games as part of our growing partnership with Yorkshire Sport Foundation.

“It was a privilege to have over 1,200 talented children, teachers, supporters, friends and families take part in the games.”