Huge turnout for 13th SPAR Lancashire School Games

July 29, 2019 IN THE CATEGORY: Community, Sport sponsorship

Thousands of schoolchildren took part in the SPAR Lancashire School Games county finals recently – the county’s largest youth sporting event of the year, sponsored by James Hall and Co, the SPAR UK Partner for the North of England.

Enjoying glorious sunny weather, over 2,000 school children from 148 Lancashire schools took part in 15 county finals, ranging from introductory sports such as Tri Golf, High 5 Netball and Quad Kids (athletics) to more traditional sports such as Rounders, Touch Rugby and Climbing.

Opening the games with an official Olympic style opening ceremony, each district paraded through the stadium to a favourite song of choice, carrying banners that schools had individually designed to reflect the six values of the School Games: determination, honesty, passion, respect, self-belief, and teamwork.

Peter Dodding, Sales and Marketing Director at James Hall & Co. said: “We are absolutely delighted to be in our thirteenth year of sponsorship for the SPAR Lancashire School Games and we look forward every year to attending the county finals.

“We are proud to be working alongside Active Lancashire and the team of hard-working Lancashire School Games Organisers to help promote healthy lifestyles across the county and it is amazing to see so many children having such a fantastic time participating in sport.”

This is just one example of promoting healthy lifestyles by SPAR in the United Kingdom through supporting sport in schools.

Source: SPAR UK


The UK became a member of SPAR in 1956 when a group of independent wholesalers was granted the SPAR licence by SPAR International. There are five regional partners in the UK with strategically placed Distribution Centres in each region. A central office, located in London, provides national marketing and buying services for the group and supports the development of the brand.

SPAR has led the convenience market in the UK for many years but has faced increasing competition. Always innovative, the five regional partners have continued to grow the brand. Throughout the UK, a combination of independently-owned licensed retailers and company-owned stores can be found, spanning forecourts, airports, train stations, city centres, and local neighbourhoods.

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