Latest Sports News from across the Schools
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.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 09:02
The 2017 Level 3 Winter School Games got well underway on Tuesday 21st February 2017, with 5 School Sports Partnerships battling it out to secure as many points to put them in good stead for the Level 3 Summer School Games still to come in July 2017.
A huge amount of preparation has been undertaken by all the teams who represented Northampton School Sports Partnership at the competition, and all should be incredibly proud of their performances and achievements.
Thank you to all the staff who continuously invest their time and effort to provide opportunities for their students, without you, your students would not have the plentiful opportunities you expose them to.
A huge congratulations to all the teams and schools who have taken part in the 2017 Level 3 Winter School Games. The overall standings are as attached.
It all makes for a very interesting and highly competitive Level 3 Sumer School Games...could Northampton SSP win the overall School Games competition for the very first time?
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 10:07
On Tuesday 24th January 2017, the Partnership hosted the first every Year 3/4 Sportshall Athletics Competition, and what an event it was. Partnership Enhanced Schools were invited to attend and 10 of the 15 school participated. As with the Year 5/6 competitions prior to this, the quality of the performances was outstanding - we really do have some incredible talent in our Northampton Schools.
Many of those participating will be eligible to participate in next years Year 5/6 Level 3 qualifying event - so exciting times ahead.
Congratulations to all teams who competed in this new event - definitely something I think we should keep in the calendar for future years!
Instead of awarding points schools were awarded Shining Stars (as the event was a Festival) and so the Year 3/4 Sportshall Athletics Shining Stars are...
1st: Lings Primary (127 Shining Stars)
2nd: All Saints Primary (125 Shining Stars)
3rd: Boothville Primary (105 Shining Stars)
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 16:39
On Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th January the Partnership hosted it annual Year 5/6 Sportshall Athletics competition - one of the most popular competitions on the calendar and one that saw 28 schools and over 320 young people take part in a multitude of athletic disciples at Lings Forum Leisure Centre.
The quality of competition as always was of an exceptionally high level, with some outstanding individual performances.
Schools were competing for two places in the Level 3 School Games Sportshall Athletics Competition in February - a competition that the Partnership has consistently performed will in.
So the much anticipated Team and Individual results can be found in the attached document but in summary the results are as follows...
1st - Millway Primary School (258 points)
2nd - Delapre Primary School (200.5 points)
3rd - Cedar Road Primary (165 points)
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:23
Northamptonshire Sport hosted the 2017 English Schools FA County Girls Football finals at Kingswood Secondary Academy on the 23rd January. The competition was a culmination of 4 qualifying rounds and brought together the top 10 schools in the county. The Schools competed in 2 pools before progressing on to the knockout stages.
With the crown for best in Northamptonshire up for grabs the standard of girl's football was once again impressive to watch. Matthew Peleszok, School Sports Manager for Corby, Oundle and Thrapston and event organiser said 'Congratulations to all of the teams on qualifying for finals night. This is a testament to all of the hard work put in by the students, staff and volunteer coaches who support the teams. We are delighted to have had such a fantastic take up of opportunities this year with numbers increasing on an annual basis.'
For the second week on the bounce the 2016 champions defended their title with Millway School in Northampton beating Hardingstone School in a tight final. The match was level after normal time and it was eventually decided by a penalty shootout.
The battle for bronze was eventually agreed to be a draw between Havelock Junior School and Woodnewton A learning community.
Millway School will progress on to the regional round in Nottingham where they will represent Northamptonshire. Good luck.
Full list of teams competing were – St Patricks and Woodnewton (Corby, Oundle and Thrapston Schools Football Association), Havelock Jnrs and Millbrook Jnrs (Kettering Schools Football Association), Great Doddington and Oakway (Wellingborough and East Northants Schools Football Association) and Hardingstone and Rothersthorpe (South Northants and Daventry Schools Football Association).
Next week sees the turn of the open competition to compete for the county title with 10 schools representing all 5 district football associations for the 2017 title.
For more info on women and girls' football contact Amber Wildgust on Amber.Wildgust@northantsfa.com
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:16
Northamptonshire Sport hosted the 2017 English Schools FA County Small Schools Football finals at Kingswood Secondary Academy on the 16th January. The competition was a culmination of 4 qualifying rounds and brought together the top 8 schools in the county. The Schools competed in 2 pools before progressing on to the knockout stages.
Over 50 schools had competed for the crown of best in Northamptonshire before the event in Corby. Matthew Peleszok, School Sports Manager for Corby, Oundle and Thrapston and event organiser said 'Congratulations to all of the teams on qualifying for finals night. This is a testament to all of the hard work put in by the students, staff and volunteer coaches who support the teams. We are delighted to have had such a fantastic take up of opportunities this year with numbers increasing on an annual basis.'
In an all-South Northants and Daventry Association final Roade School, retained their title by narrowly beating Rothersthorpe School in an end to end final. The battle for bronze was an all Wellingborough and East Northants Association affair where Great Addington School pipped Grendon in another close match.
Roade School will progress on to the regional round in Nottingham where they will represent Northamptonshire. Good luck.
Full list of teams competing were - Gretton and Cottingham (Corby, Oundle and Thrapston Schools Football Association), Isham and Pytchley (Kettering Schools Football Association), Great Addington and Grendon (Wellingborough and East Northants Schools Football Association) and Roade and Rothersthorpe (South Northants and Daventry Schools Football Association).
Next week sees the turn of the Girls to compete for the county title with 10 schools representing all 5 district football associations for the 2017 title. For more info on women's and girls' football contact Amber Wildgust on Amber.Wildgust@northantsfa.com
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:30
Our healthy champion Blaze was out and about last week!
He was a special guest at Lyncrest Primary School, Northampton, where he was presenting prizes to pupils who had entered the school's Christmas Family Project.
Families from across the school were tasked to design either a poster or leaflet that provided top tips on healthy eating. The school received over 40 entries of the highest quality which left Head Teacher, Sally O'Neill, and the staff struggling to single out just three winners. Everyone who entered received a certificate, a prize and a 'High 5' from Blaze with the three winners receiving a fabulous cook book to take home and share with their families.
The competition was part of the school's continued work on the Healthier Child Project for which they are a participating school. The county wide Healthier Child Project provides one to one, tailored support to local primary schools to ensure their provisions are of the highest quality in three key areas: Healthy Eating, Physical Activity and Emotional Health and Wellbeing. Over 100 schools from across the county are currently participating on this unique project, if your school would like further information on the Healthier Child Project please contact Simon Fowler at Northamptonshire Sport. Simon.Fowler@firstforwellbeing.co.uk
Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:31
To develop the number of competitive Volleyball competitions across the south of the county Volleyball England's Development Officer, Dan Thompson, organised for a second year running the Year 9/10 Girls and Boys Volleyball Grand Prix for schools in the Northampton and South Northants and Daventry School Sports Partnerships. Sadly Northampton School Sports Partnership did not have teams in the Girls competition but NSB and St Peters Independent Schools were there to represent in the boys competition.
NSB won the overall title which was a great achievement.
Year 9/10 Boys results
- St. Peters
* Qualify for the Level 3 Winter School Games
Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:19
Northampton School for Girls and Northampton School for Boys hosted the retrospective Year 7 Basketball Competitions on Monday 12th December 2016, a qualifier for the L3 Winter School Games. The quality of the competition at both venues was of a very high quality and so the challenge is on for the next county finals in February.
Y7 Girls results
- NSG A*
- Malcolm Arnold
- Northampton Academy
Y7 Boys results
- Northampton Academy
- Malcolm Arnold
* Qualify for the L3 Winter School Games