Latest Sports News from across the Schools
Thu, 08 Feb 2018 10:45
Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby is delighted to confirm the teams attending the inaugural Wheelchair Rugby Quad Nations event which is taking place from 9th – 11th March 2018 at the Leicester Arena.
The Wheelchair Rugby Quad Nations will feature four teams all ranked within the top 5 in the World. As reigning European Champions Great Britain will be looking to capitalise on home court advantage as they take on the World's best.
Ranked number 1 in the World, Australia are the two time Paralympic Gold medallists and reigning World Champions. They will be joined by their fellow Rio finalists and number 2 ranked USA who won the Silver medal at the 2016 Paralympics and are the most successful team in the sports 40 year history. Completing the line-up will be Japan who were the Bronze medallists in Rio and currently ranked number 3 in the World. They will be looking to build on their first ever Paralympic Wheelchair Rugby medal as they look towards hosting the Paralympics in 2020
The new international tournament is to be held at the excellent 2400 seat Leicester Arena with daytime and evening sessions over 3 days.
General admission ticket prices cost between £5-£18, but schools will have the opportunity to purchase them for £1 per student, and free of charge for any accompanying staff/adults. More information on this offer can be found on the document attached below, and generally about the event by either going to the Quad Nations website, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If anyone with a disability from Northamptonshire is inspired by this event and would like to play wheelchair rugby for the Northampton Saints team then contact Connor Fleming from the club either by email ConnorFleming@northamptonsaints.co.uk or phone 07984915313.
Mon, 05 Feb 2018 14:13
Over 1000 pupils from schools across the Corby, Oundle and Thrapston School Sports Partnership took part in sportshall athletics competitions over competitions held at Prince William School, Lodge Park Academy, Kingswood Secondary Academy and Corby Business Academy.
300 pupils from 30 primary schools joined in the fun at key stage one festival events, during which they had a go at target throws, the standing long jump, a 10x10m run, the speed bounce and chest push events. Although the events were focussed on fun and learning, they were still competitive and teams from St Brendan's, Oundle and Woodnewton Primaries won their respective events.
Year three and four pupils also turned their hand to the circuit based sportshall format, with Woodnewton again victors in a very close competition at Prince William School.
18 schools then visited Lodge Park Academy for the year five and six competition, with a range of sprint and long distance races, obstacle runs, throwing and jumping events. Woodnewton and Studfall took 1st and 2nd place to qualify on to the level three School Games at Kettering Leisure Village in February. Woodnewton's dominance of the sportshall even extended to the teacher's javelin event, congratulations to Mr Fursdon!
Special mention in the primary competitions must go to teams from the small village schools of Cottingham, Warmington, Nassington, Kings Cliffe, Titchmarsh, Glapthorn and Trinity. They battled hard against the bigger schools and more than held their own, Kings Cliffe finishing 4th overall in the year five and six competition.
The year seven and eight competition at Lodge Park was very closely fought, with Brooke Weston and Lodge Park qualifying on to February's level three event.
Sportshall athletics continues to be one of our most popular and successful events, and it's always pleasing to see new schools, including those only recently built such as Priors Hall and Corby Primary Academy, introducing their pupils to competitive athletics through this format.
Congratulations to all of the children who participated on demonstrating fine teamwork, sportsmanship, honesty, passion, self-belief and respect as well as competitive spirit and camaraderie. Good luck in the county event to our Team COTSSP qualifiers.
Tue, 30 Jan 2018 11:01
England Hockey is delighted to announce our Coach Development Programme for Teachers. This bespoke development opportunity is for school teachers and coaches where hockey is a priority at their school.
This six programme is based on feedback received from last year's Schools Conference and provides a variety of opportunities to support coaching in continuing their personal development and to inspire more, better, happier players.
Enrolment on the development programme includes:
• Two Facilitated Observations - The opportunity to observe two AASE days (Advanced Apprenticeship in Sport), in the presence of a GB Coach Developer who will provide real time explanations of the why, what and how is happening on the pitch, along with answering questions from observers
• Two Coaching Workshops - Be one of the first to attend the new GB Coaching Club Programme workshops on Attacking Principles and Defending Principles, with each workshop taking place in a north and south location
• Conference - The wrap up of the programme will take place at the Vitality Hockey Womens World Cup, with key note speakers, workshops and tickets to watch two International games.
• Regular, tailored email communications - To keep you up to date and informed on the latest coaching developments
• One year subscription to England Hockey's Coaches Membership – Benefits include coaches insurance, official England Hockey magazine, a coaching gift and exclusive discounts. Full details can be found here
Below is the timeline and locations for face to face activities and the cost of the programme is £399 per learner.
Tue, 30 Jan 2018 10:48
Nominations for the Women's Sport Trust #BeAGameChangerAwards open today, January 25, and will run for the next two weeks until February 7, 2018.
The annual #BeAGameChanger Awards, now in their fourth year, demonstrate the growth, irresistible appeal and increasing commercial value of women's sport.
The innovative Awards celebrate examples of sporting role models, leaders, journalists, broadcasters and businesses that together drive real change for women's sport, making a powerful case for the sustained investment and coverage needed to achieve gender parity.
Nominations are now open please visit: www.womenssporttrust.com/bagc2018
Mon, 29 Jan 2018 13:44
Prince William School, Oundle, has been been awarded the Northamptonshire LTA's Education Award. The award recognises a school which supports it's pupils in developing their tennis skills through PE and extra-curricular activities, works with local clubs to allow the most able to progress in the sport, and uses the sport to create exciting cross-curricular lessons, particularly in English and Maths.
Prince William's links with tennis clubs across the Oundle and district area, including Corby Tennis Centre and Oundle Tennis Club, have allowed pupils to excel in the sport and compete at a national level. High levels of communication with primary schools in the area and the School Sports Partnership allow pupils already playing tennis to be identified for support early, as well as highlighting pupils who may benefit from the sport, such as those less interested in team games or lacking in confidence or motivation.
The hard work of the PE department across the school has facilitated the use of sport specific themes in lessons such as science, geography and maths, in which tennis has been used as data sets, the physics of ball motion and the nature of touring events have been used as topics. This has sparked the interest of some less engaged pupils and is helping to bring up attainment levels in the school.
Prince William received a kit bundle from the Northants LTA as a prize, and the school will now represent the county at the regional awards.
Head of Faculty Simon Rielly said "this award highlights the outstanding work being done by all school staff to make the curriculum engaging and relevant to pupils. Tennis is a popular activity with pupils and is a vehicle for developing confidence, self-belief and leadership as well as physical skills".
School Sports Manager for Corby, Oundle and Thrapston, Chris Long, said "the work that Prince William have done with local primary schools and clubs to support the growth of the game of tennis has been widely beneficial. Supporting primaries in the delivery of a more specialist sport increases access to physical activity in the area, and top level coaching and performance pathways are made available through excellent links in the community".
Fri, 26 Jan 2018 11:46
Northamptonshire Sport are pleased to announce the date of the 2018 Northamptonshire Primary PE & School Sport Conference. The Conference will be held on Monday 30th April at Northampton Saints RFC.
The theme of the day is 'Active Schools'. The day will be packed full of inspiring workshops, clinics and 2 key note addresses.
Primary Schools please add this date to you diaries. Conference content and further information will be coming out shortly. Early bird offers will run February - 29th March.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:28
The League will offer playing opportunities for Youth and Junior teams. In the first of two new playing offers for 2018, the Rugby Football League is pleased to announce the launch of a new 'Player Development League' (PDL), which is to be introduced having held discussions with community clubs and players.
The opportunity to play merit league-style fixtures and take part in other Rugby League activity under the PDL banner will be open to youth and junior teams. There are no proposals to limit the geographical area covered by the PDL. The focus will be on teams and clubs who, for a variety of reasons, cannot commit to a full March to October season.
This could include new teams as well as existing teams who perhaps do not have a squad size large enough to sustain a full season in one of the existing competitions.
Clubs who wish to register an interest or require further details should contact the RFL''s Head of Growth Marc Lovering on: email@example.com.
To read the full article, please click here.
Tue, 09 Jan 2018 13:42
Table Tennis England has published a new case study on How to Make Your Club Inclusive.
The case study includes advice to ensure players with different needs are not excluded from the sport, and some of the ways they can be supported to have a great experience in table tennis.
The document can be viewed or downloaded here.
Tue, 09 Jan 2018 13:39
World Rugby's 'simplified law book' launches today with the aim of enhancing accessibility and understanding without altering the laws themselves.
The revolutionary law book, which can be accessed at laws.worldrugby.org and downloaded via the App store, is the product of almost two years' work by a specialist group.
The result is a law book that is more logically laid out, clearer in its explanations and, with various repetitions and contradictions removed, 42 per cent shorter than the current version.
To view the full article and to download your copy, please click here.
Fri, 05 Jan 2018 12:07
TeamUp is a three year campaign launched by The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), England Hockey and England Netball to maximise the legacy of the World Cups and build a broader fan base for Women's team sports!
Schools play a large part in girls' early experiences of team sports, therefore supporting schools and teachers is a great way to ensure there is a positive and lasting legacy for the Three Women's World Cups. Sign up now (www.teamupengland.com) to access useful resources for delivery, information about training opportunities and engage with an exciting TeamUp rewards scheme giving you a chance to earn some great prizes!
TeamUp Rewards Scheme
By signing up to TeamUp your school can earn points for engaging with the TeamUp sports. This includes delivering them within the curriculum, taking school trips to watch elite women's matches, participating in competition and much more! By building up points your school will be in with the chance to win prizes and rewards. Top rewards include the opportunity for pupils to be ball girls or flag bearers at World Cup matches, England player appearances and offers on World Cup tickets and matches throughout the year.
Visit https://www.teamupengland.com now to sign up!
Andy Stevens (PE Coordinator at Earl Spencer Primary School) is one of 10 Team Up Ambassadors in the country. If you have any questions about the scheme please contact Andy directly at AStevens@earlspencer.northants.sch.uk