Sports stars of the future from East Lancashire were triumphant at the School Games National Finals.

Athletes from Lancashire brought home a total of 10 medals -five gold, four silver and one bronze.

Medallists from Blackburn and Burnley were among the winners at the Loughborough University event. Blackburn’s Charlotte Shaw was in the Manchester Thunder team that triumphed in netball. Liberty Heap of Burnley was in Team Sciver who clinched gold in the cricket.

Olympians Holly Bradshaw and Alice Dearing opened proceedings.

Judo Paralympian and gold medallist Chris Skelley also visited wheelchair tennis athletes on the final day.

Ali Oliver, CEO of Youth Sport Trust said; “On the last day of this long, exciting competition a feeling of achievement was in the air from both athletes and coaches as we reflect on this year’s National Finals.

“It has been absolutely incredible getting to witness over a thousand of young athletes come together following a difficult year for all and perform at such a high level.

"We cannot wait to see what the athletes bring next year.”