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The Shropshire Youth Games

Take 800 children and young people from across Shropshire’s six districts, ship them into and then out of The Quarry Park in Shrewsbury in 20 buses, to eight different sporting venues across the town and co-ordinate 4,800 sporting hours covering 17 different tournaments using 3,000 pieces of sports equipment….and you have a logistical challenge of near Olympian proportions.

The Jools Payne Partnership event managed both the pilot project and the Millennium Commission’s Shropshire Youth Games 2000 as part of the nation’s flagship Millennium celebrations under the aegis of Sport England. Our creative approach and organisational expertise shaped an opening ceremony with fitness guru, Mr. Motivator, which was highly acclaimed and used by Sport England as a best practice template for other regional Games as well as the national Youth Games opening ceremony.