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The Spirit of the Games values of honesty, determination, teamwork, self belief, passion and respect were developed by young people to identify what the experience of school sport should be built around.

The values focus on personal excellence through competition.


Determination is about the journey you go on to push yourself and achieve your dreams. Have the mental strength and self-discipline to overcome obstacles, commit to your goals and keep working every day to become the very best you can be. Don’t hold back.
Treating everyone equally, supporting each other and working together to achieve at your very best level. Celebrate each other’s successes and be a positive team player.
Respect for the referee, for the opposition, for your team mates, for yourself and for the game. Accepting victory and defeat with grace, treating others politely and with understanding. Respect every day, in every sport and for everyone.
You’ve got to believe to achieve. Have the self belief and confidence to succeed and reach your personal best
Honesty with others and with yourself. Having the courage to do the right thing and what you know is right. Let the best person win not the best cheat.
Giving it 100 percent. Putting your heart and soul into the game and never giving up. Passion makes you enter the race and passion makes you finish it.