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West Dunbartonshire School Games

The West Dunbartonshire School Games (WD School Games) is our flagship programme for school sport. Launched in 2015, as a legacy programme from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, it aims to

  • raise the profile of school sport across West Dunbartonshire;
  • encourage, enable & inspire more young people to participate in school sport; 
  • and to leave a lasting legacy of school sport competition. 

Organised and managed by our Active Schools and Sports Development teams, this programme provides a full and varied school sport calendar for young people aged 8-17 years old (P3-S6).  There is a wide range of sports for school pupils to participate and compete in e.g. Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Dance, Football, Golf, Hockey, Netball, Rugby, Tennis and Swimming. 

There are competitive and non-competitive events, taking account of National Governing Body guidelines, age groups etc. Competitive events in some sports will be large scale e.g. Cross Country enabling all schools to attend on one day. Others are managed locally within Learning Communities/areas, as qualifiers for authority wide finals.

Primary schools are sorted into 3 different leagues (based on the size of their school roll) and there is also a Secondary schools league. Schools are awarded 10 ‘participation points’ for entering non-competitive events and ‘placing points’ for competitive events, depending on how well their pupils performed. These points are accumulated through the school year.

At the end of the school year, at our annual awards night, the top 3 schools in each league are announced and trophies are given out. 

More information on the programme, including the league tables, visit the WD School Games website.

For all other enquiries please contact David Molloy, Active Schools Coordinator on 0141 562 2485 or email david.molloy@west-dunbarton.gov.uk.