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Latest Edition of our Schools Magazine, SPRINT

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:17

The latest edition of Northamptonshire Sport's SPRINT Magazine should now have arrived in schools across the county. Please take the time to look through the magazine, and if you are interested in publishing an article in it to share good practice or celebrate success at your school please do not hesitate to contact Steve Jones on Steve.Jones@firstforwellbeing.co.uk

Check out the latest issue here


The CPSU launches the 2016 Safeguarding Stars awards

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:54

Do you know someone who has gone the extra mile to safeguard children in sport?

The CPSU want to celebrate the outstanding achievements of those within sport that go the extra mile to ensure that children and young people are safeguarded when taking part in sports activities. We want to hear about the achievements of individuals at a club, facility or activity level including examples of why you feel they deserve recognition for their outstanding contribution.

Here are some examples of the work of previous Safeguarding Stars

• Performing many different safeguarding roles, including delivering Welfare Officer training

• Providing practical help and support to a number of clubs in managing safeguarding incidents involving children's welfare

• Spending time visiting clubs and discussing issues always ensuring a child-friendly approach to cases

• Implementing sound safeguarding systems, codes of conduct, support and guidance, and providing monthly briefings to all team managers

• Setting up and developing an inclusive sports squad, catering for young people with varying needs. Disability was not a barrier to involvement.

All nominees will receive an acknowledgment from the CPSU. As in previous years, a panel of young NSPCC supporting sports people will review and select six individuals whose contributions to safeguarding children in their club, organisation or sport stand out in their opinion. Awards to these six nominees will feature at the CPSU national safeguarding event 'Safeguarding in sport: Taking our lead from young people' on 5th October 2016 at Wembley. Further information on this conference will be sent to you shortly.

Please complete the attached nomination form and return it to us by no later than 1st July 2016 or download form https://thecpsu.org.uk/news/2016/april/the-cpsu-launches-2016-safeguarding-star-awards/

Nicholas Hawksmoor swim their way into School Games Finals

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 15:16

Daventry Leisure Centre was the host of the South Northants and Daventry SSP School Games Year 5/6 Swimming Gala on Tuesday 7th June as teams from 16 primary schools around the districts completed for places at the Level 3 Finals.

The event saw teams from Helmdon, Southfield, Pitsford, Guilsborough Crick, Deanshanger, Overstone, Upton Meadows, Brixworth, Woodland View, Brackley Juniors, Ashby Fields, CCS, Bracken Leas, Wootton and Nicholas Hawksmoor compete across 11 different individual and relay races. All the races were kindly supported by club volunteers from Daventry Dolphins Swimming Club, who took on the role of officiating over the races and conducting the timekeeping.

The teams competed across three heats with time from the three then being compared to give an overall position for each event. Teams/swimmers finishing in the top 6 then earnt point towards their team total with 6pts being awarded to 1st place and 1pt given to 6th place. Races included the 4x25m Medley and Freestyle Relays and individual events for boys and girls in breaststroke, butterfly, freestyle and backstroke. The event finished off with the Cannon Relay where 8 swimmers competed for each school.

Once all of the races had finsihed and all of the scores had been counted, it was Nicholas Hawksmoor who claimed victory with 49 points. Last year's district winners Wootton edged 2nd place with 41 points with current County Champions Bracken Leas claiming third with 38 points. Full results of each individual race as well as the overall team scores can be found in the attachment at the bottom of this report.

The SSP would like to thank all of the swimmers, teachers and parents who supported and encouraged everyone during the competition. They would also like to reserve special thanks to all of the volunteers from Daventry Dolphins Swimming Club who without their help, the event would not have been possible.

Good luck to Nicholas Hawksmoor and Wootton as they progress to the School Games Level 3 Swimming Finals at Corby International Pool on Friday 24th June.

Level 2 Year 3/4 Tri-Golf Festival

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 19:59

On Wednesday 20th April 2016 Northampton SSP were blessed with fabulous weather to host two Year 3/4 Tri-Golf Festivals. We continued our well established partnerships, hosting our festivals at Collingtree Golf Club and Brampton Heath Golf Club.

It was very evident that many of the schools had taken the time to prepare and providing practice opportunities for their teams - the impact of the investment is that the quality of the competition is greatly improved and the experience the pupils have is so much more positive and rewarding. It was also very encouraging to see lots of new pupils given the opportunity to compete in a School Games competition.

If anyone is interested in pursuing their interest in Gold they should contact

Kieren Thomas - Brampton Heath Golf Club - 01604 843939

Jon Gibson - Collingtree Golf Club - 01604 700000

The results;

1st: Lings Primary*

2nd: Abington Vale Primary*

3rd: Boothville Primary

*The school qualify for the Level 3 School Games

Level 2 Year 9/10 Boys Rugby 7's Competition

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 19:49

The first ever Northampton SSP hosted Rugby 7's Competition was hosted on Northampton Saints training ground. Despite some good efforts by all the teams entered Malcolm Arnold Academy dominated the competition and were really quite impressive in every game they played. As an RFU 'All School' they have benefited from investment by the RFU through coaching opportunities, teacher education and competitions.


1st: Malcolm Arnold Academy*

2nd: Northampton Academy

3rd: The Duston School

*School qualify for the Level 3 School Games

Level 2 Year 7/8 Boys Softball Competition

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 19:44

Hosted at Northampton School For Boys on Tuesday 17th May 2016, four teams competed for one place at the Level 3 Summer School Games.

The games were of a high standard, but the competition was dominated by Northampton School for Boys.


1st: Northampton School for Boys A*

2nd: Northampton School for Boys B

3rd: Northampton Academy

*School qualify for the Level 3 School Games

Level 2 Year 5/6 Girls Kwik Cricket Competition

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 19:40

The Northampton School Sports Partnership hosted three Level 2 Year 5/6 Girls Kwik Cricket Competitions this year, again due to the demand from schools to enter this competition. The competitions were hosted at ON's Cricket Club and Northampton Saints Cricket Club. The qualify of the performances was very high with some great individuals performances as well.

The winners from each of the competitions were brought together for a play-off to determine the two schools who would go on and represent Northampton SSP at the Level 3 School Games.


1st: Standens Barn Primary School*

2nd: Weston Favell Primary School*

3rd: Thorplands Primary School

*Schools qualify for the Level 3 School Games


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