Latest Sports News from across the Schools
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 08:00
16 year old Freddy Raku (pictured right) has become somewhat of a Kettering Futsal star this year. Freddy began playing Futsal at a Satellite Club that was set up at Latimer Arts College, in partnership with Kettering Futsal Club in 2015.
Identified as a talented player, Freddy was selected to represent Kettering Futsal Club Mens Team in the National League and has since made his debut representing England regional Under 19 Midlands team.
Lottery funded through Sport England's Satellite Club Programme, the Satellite Club has gone from strength to strength and over 40 students aged 11-16 have taken advantage of the Futsal club at the school.
We would like to wish Freddy all the best as he takes the next steps in his futsal career and hope to see him on , and off the pitch as he prepares to take his Level 1 Futsal Coaching Course to inspire more young people to get involved.
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 09:06
On Wednesday 1st March and Friday 3rd March 2017 23 Schools competed in the Level 2 Arrows Archery Competition at Northampton and Thomas Becket School. The interest from pupils and schools to participate in Arrows Archery has seen a huge growth in the last 12 months, with many school investing in the equipment to enable more young people to have the opportunity to participate on their own school site.
The performances of the vast majority of the schools was better than last year, testament to the preparation opportunities staff are offering their selected team and the investment in equipment to allow practice sessions to also take place.
1st: Thorplands Primary School (293 points)*
2nd: Queen Eleanor Primary Academy (290 points)*
3rd: East Hunsbury Primary School (267 points)
*Schools qualify for the Level 3 Summer School Games
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 14:23
The Youth Sport Trust celebrated with a host of schools, young people and teachers at the YST National Conference 2017, at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry last week. Annual awards were handed out to those who have inspired and led change in PE, school sport and physical activity.
Redwood Secondary School in Rochdale was named as the YST Outstanding Special Education Needs Disability (SEND) School, an award sponsored by PGL. Friars Academy in Wellingborough was highly commended in this category.
Rhian Turnbull, PE Leader at Friars Academy, was delighted with the award. Friars Academy also picked up an award for Inclusion Advocacy. Being highly commended as Inclusion advocates for change across Northants at the Youth Sport Trust conference is a huge accolade.
Congratulations to everyone involved in achieving these awards.
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 13:33
The 2016/2017 Schools Games Mark Criteria was released on Wednesday 11th January 2017. The criteria has not significantly changed to previous years, but it would be well worth you familiarising yourself with it, and making note of the small changes.
The most significant change is to the dates when you can apply;
Application window opens: Wednesday 31st May 2017
Application window closes: Friday 28th July 2017
If you would like some help and/or guidance to apply for School Games Mark this academic year please do not hesitate to contact Natalie Lawrence (n.Lawrence@Northampton-academy.org).
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 15:09
On Monday 16th January 2017 Northampton School for Girls again hosted the annual Secondary Sportshall Athletics Competition. The quality of the competition was of the highest level and there were some great individual and team performances.
Year 7 Girls Competition
1st: Malcolm Arnold Academy
2nd: The Duston School
=3rd: Kingsthorpe College
Year 7 Boys Competition
1st: Malcolm Arnold Academy
2nd: Northampton Academy
3rd: Kingsthorpe College
Year 8 Girls Competition
2nd Northampton Academy*
3rd Malcolm Arnold*
Year 8 Boys Competition
=1st: Malcolm Arnold*
3rd: The Duston School*
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:57
On Wednesday 25th January 2017 Northampton School For Boys again hosted the Yr 7/8 and Yr 9/10 Girls and Boys Level 2 Indoor Rowing competition. It was a tightly fought competition in boys events with very strong and experienced competitors from both NSB and Malcolm Arnold Academy. For the girls Malcolm Arnold Academy held on to beat St Peters Independent School - this being the first time they have competed in the secondary Rowing competitions.
Y7/8 Girls Competition
1st: Malcolm Arnold Academy*
2nd: Ste Peters Independent School*
Y7/8 Boys Competition
2nd: Malcolm Arnold Academy*
3rd: St. Peters Independent School
Y9/10 Girls Competition
1st: Malcolm Arnold Academy*
2nd: St. Peters Independent School*
Y9/10 Boys Competition
2nd: Malcolm Arnold Academy*
3rd: St Peters Independent School
*Schools qualify for the Level 3 Winter School Games
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:41
On Tuesday 17th January 2017 the KS2 and KS3/4 Boccia Competitions took place at Duston Sports Centre. The competitions were officiated by Students from Billing Brook School - the students had undertaken an intense training session to prepare and upskill them to officiate both levels of the competition. The leaders did a fabulous job, and this was commented on by many of the staff attending the competition.
It was also encouraging to see more young SEND pupils from mainstream schools participating in the event this year.
KS2 Boccia Competition
1st: Earl Spencer Primary*
2nd: All Saints Primary
=3rd: Rectory Farm Primary
=3rd = Queen Eleanor Primary
1st: Northgate A*
2nd: Northgate B
3rd: Malcolm Arnold Academy
4th: Billing Brook
* Schools qualify for the Level 3 Winter School Games
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:34
Northampton Leisure Trust are hosting their next Family Fun Day on Saturday 18th March at Lings Forum Leisure Centre from 1:00-5:00pm.
Join us for lots of sporting activities including trampolining, football and basketball. Get your dancing shoes on for Street Dance and Cheerleading or make a splash in the swimming pool. There will also be inflatables, activities for under 5's, arts & crafts, a workshop with Steve the Juggler and the chance to see LEGO Batman in the cinema, then round off the afternoon with our disco party.
All of this fun is free to junior active members and just £3 for leisure card holders and non-members. For more information please visit http://www.trilogyleisure.co.uk/duston-family-fun-day
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:22
This term has been another busy one for the Kingsthorpe College cluster. All Young Leaders are now trained up and working hard to provide engaging and fun lunchtime activities for younger pupils in their schools. Many of them are also taking on other roles such as PE cupboard monitors, sports reporters and school sports club assistants. I am really looking forward to working with them all again for their review sessions next term.
Year 4 children from across the cluster were invited to Kingsthorpe College for a multi-sport festival. During the festival the children were given the opportunity to take part in a range of teambuilding games and sporting activities. The activities were planned and delivered by year 7 and 8 Young Leaders from Kingsthorpe College. They did an absolutely outstanding job at running the festival and the year 4 children had a wonderful time. It was great to see the primary school children working together and taking part in all the activities. We were lucky to have Amy Thomason, the head coach from Northampton High Flyers Cheerleading Club, come along to run some taster cheerleading sessions for the children. It went down really well and even the boys (who were quite sceptical at the start) had a brilliant time. Amy runs cheerleading sessions here at Kingsthorpe College on Wednesday evenings (5-5.45pm for 6-9yrs and 6-7pm for 9-14yrs).
It was great to see the schools in our cluster entered into lots of level 2 competitions this term. Its brilliant that the children have the opportunity to represent their school is such a wide variety of sports. We ran a number of practice sessions to help prepare the children for these competitions. In January, Parklands primary hosted our Boccia practice session that was run by a coach from Northamptonshire Sport. For many of the children this was the first time they had tried Boccia and they absolutely loved it! Many of our schools were also practicing hard for the level 2 gymnastics competitions that took place in January and February. I went in to work with the teams and it was brilliant to see how hard they were working to remember and perfect their routines. All of the practice sessions must have paid off as our cluster schools have all done really well in the Level 2 competitions this term. All the children should be very proud of themselves.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 09:00
The annual Level 3 Winter School Games took place last week at Kettering Arena between schools from across 5 different School Sport Partnerships in Northamptonshire. The event took place over 4 days and included 8 sports and many different age groups.
For the first time ever, we had a 100% entry record for teams prior to the start of the week. The School Sport partnerships are divided up as follows:
- South Northants and Daventry – Purple
- Northampton – Green
- Kettering – Maroon
- Wellingborough and East Northants – Blue
- Corby, Oundle and Thrapston – Black
For the last two years, the combined totals of the Winter and Summer School Games finals have seen South Northants and Daventry become School Games Champions.
This winter, they took a strong lead after Sports Hall Athletics on the Tuesday, having already accumulated some good scores in the Football. Northampton won back some points in the Basketball and Rowing, though the Badminton was fairly even. Wellingborough and East Northants had a strong day in the Volleyball, Corby, Oundle and Thrapston had a great day in the Boccia and Kettering had their strongest games overall for some time, finishing third before we head into the Summer games.
The event, run by the team at Northamptonshire Sport is a highly regarded part of the school sport calendar and celebrates the highest level of achievement across the county. Schools who have won their district events come and compete to become the county's best.
On Tuesday, we had a visit from Steeler the dog, the Northants County Cricket Club mascot. He bought with him the Natwest T20 Blast Trophy. Blaze, the Northamptonshire Sport mascot, and Steeler enjoyed a Javelin competition which Steeler won. Not to be out done, Blaze then challenged Steeler to a dance off and restored his credibility. Students were able to have pictures with the two mascots and the trophy.
Jo Danvers, Organiser of the Level 3 Northamptonshire School Games said:
"The Level 3 School Games events are undoubtedly the highlight of the year for School Sport in Northamptonshire. Hundreds of teams and individuals have taken part in district competitions since September for the chance to compete in this week's finals and a number of fantastic young leaders have been trained in order to officiate at this event. The standard of both officiating and competition has been exceptional this year.
It was great to have Steeler visiting from the Northants County Cricket Club and inspiring students by showing off the Natwest T20 Blast Trophy."
For more information on the Northamptonshire School Games, to view the full results or find out how to take part in sport outside of school, visit the Northamptonshire Sport website here.