Latest Sports News from across the Schools
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:28
The first term of a new academic year is always a busy one, and that has definitely been the case for our cluster. This term has focussed on training up Young Leaders. I have been into the primary schools to run the Young leaders programme with year 5/6 pupils. The pupils learnt about the qualities that make a good leader, and worked together to run an afternoon of activities for KS1 children in their school. I have been blown away by the quality of leaders I have seen this year. They were confident, enthusiastic and responsible throughout the training, and I am sure they will be fantastic leaders this year. They will all be running activities for younger children at lunchtimes, as well as helping with extra-curricular clubs.
In September we held a year 6 multi-sport festival at Kingsthorpe College. This provided year 6 pupils with the opportunity to try a range of activities including bench ball, teambuilding games and gymnastics. It was a great event and it was brilliant to see all the pupils from different schools working together.
This month we had a cross country competition, also at Kingsthorpe College. Children from Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 competed in a variety of challenging cross country races. There were some amazing performances from all the competitors. Medals were given out to the pupils that came 1st, 2nd or 3rd in their race.
Finally, I have been going into each primary school to help prepare them for the upcoming year 5/6 gymnastics competition. They are working incredibly hard and I wish them the best of luck in their competition.
Wed, 04 Oct 2017 15:55
Over the Summer holidays, Campion School based in Bugbrooke, South Northants were fortunate to be awarded six places on the Youth Sport Trust Talent Inspiration Programme.
This was a National programme where only 150 students from the whole country were invited for a three day residential at Loughborough University targeted at developing high level sporting understanding and performance. The students selected to attend by the Youth Sport Trust were: Jessica Costello (Netball), Cara Beswick (Martial Arts), Alistair Ayre (Hockey/ rugby), Ellie Cowlard (Equestrian), Ewan Fuller (Rugby) and Tom Ball (Rugby).
Two students, Jessica and Cara, have each written a short passage outlining their time at the Programme:
"During the holidays I attended TIP (Talent Inspiration Programme). This was a once in a lifetime opportunity that I'm so grateful to have attended. It included interactive workshops full of activities and game, testing both our mental and physical abilities to their maximum and watching high intensity and very competitive sports and making us think that one day that could be us. Although I enjoyed every minute, my favourite thing over the three days was listening to our mentors and leaders speeches about how they achieved what they did and their hard work and determination they had to go through. They were inspiring, motivating and engaging to all. Overall it was an incredible experience that I will never forget, I met some incredible people and did so many incredible things. It was the highlight of the summer".
"During the summer, I was selected as one of 150 people to attend the Talent Inspiration programme. It was a truly amazing experience which I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of. Over the three day camp, we endured physical and mental activities which tested the six keys of success - giving us a mindset to achieve more. Having a Paralympic athlete as our mentor and seeing how he has journeyed through his difficulties was truly inspiring and shows that anything is possible. Over the three days, my favourite experience was watching the School Games Wheelchair Basketball and Volleyball. We were also given the opportunity of being taught how to play wheelchair basketball - it was brilliant! It was amazing to attend, and I feel lucky for being selected"
Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:36
Calling out to all Northamptonshire Coaches, Leaders, Activators, Hosts, Assistants, we need your help!
Northamptonshire Sport has been tasked with developing a Workforce Framework which could help guide future development work of the County Sports Partnership but we need your input! We have pulled together a quick and easy survey to help us understand the current 'workforce' landscape in the county - who is it that is supporting all of these people to get physically active, how many Activators are out there supporting non-club sessions, how many hours are voluntary coaches giving up to their sport and clubs each week?
As a thank you, everyone that completes the survey will be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 Amazon Gift voucher so don't delay!
The survey is open until the end of November so please could we ask that you spend a few minutes to complete this, and perhaps send it onto a friend you know may be supporting sport and activity in the community as well.
To complete the survey, please click here:
Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:30
Nearly 28,000 people completed the inaugural National Rugby Survey and Age Grade Player Survey last year, the largest community rugby surveys of their kind.
Now, one year on, both surveys have been combined into the National Rugby Survey which is now open. Running until midnight on Wednesday 11 October, the survey continues to help us improve the game and the people within it.
Fri, 29 Sep 2017 11:10
Northampton School Sports Partnership saw a growth in the number of schools achieving either, Bronze, Silver or Gold School Games Mark despite nationally the number of schools applying for the award being down. It was great to see so many new schools making applications with one going straight in at Gold!
With the 2017/2018 criteria now released schools can familiarise themselves with what is required - Mid-Term reviews will be offered to all schools between January and March 2018 to track schools progress and identify aspects of the criteria that needs further evidence.
Bronze School Games Mark
Silver School Games Mark
Gold School Games Mark
Cedar Road Primary
Kings Meadow School
Kingsthorpe Village Primary
Northampton School for Girls
Northgate School Arts College
St Andrews Primary
St Luke's Primary
The Arbours Primary
The Duston School
Vernon Terrace Primary
Billing Brook School
Briar Hill Primary
Kings Heath Primary
Kingsthorpe Grove Primary
Rectory Farm Primary
St James Primary
Standens Barn Primary
The Good Shepherd Primary
Abington Vale Primary
All Saints Primary
Earl Spencer Primary
Ecton Brook Primary
Malcolm Arnold Academy
Queen Eleanor Primary
Weston Favell Primary
Fri, 29 Sep 2017 10:22
The School Games Mark is now in its 7th year and continues to reward schools and other educational establishments for their commitment to and development of competition, school sport, physical education and physical activity.
School Games Mark is directly linked to a schools engagement in the School Games. This needs to reflect a board and balanced offer that actively encourages these young people that aren't currently engaged or who are engaged less often. this isn't about provision for a small cohort of young people but needs to consider ALL the schools population.
If you would like to know more about how your School can work towards achieving either, Bronze, Silver or Gold School Games Mark this academic year please contact Natalie Lawrence (n.lawrence@Northampton-academy.org). For those schools who achieved a School Games Mark Award in 2016/2017, we will continue to support those schools through Mid-Term reviews to ensure they achieve the highest possible award.
There are several aspects of the new criteria that are now yet available for schools to access - it is hoped that all functions will be live after the National SGO Conference in mid November 2017.
Thu, 28 Sep 2017 14:43
Working in partnership with Northamptonshire Women and Girls' League, Northamptonshire County FA is aiming to increase the number of female referees operating in the county by launching a new FA Referee Course, which is set to take place at Titchmarsh Playing Field during October half-term (25 and 26 October).
Open to anyone aged 14+ with an interest in officiating 11 or 9-a-side football, the two-day course will include registration for the 2017/18 season and referee equipment.
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:12
There are still places on the upcoming UKCC Level 1 course in Northamptonshire this November. Details are:
Date: 4th & 25th November 2017
Venue: Moulton College, Moulton College Pitsford Centre, West Street, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN3 7RR
Cost: £150 Affiliated Members, £180 non-affiliated Members
Booking forms and further details can be found at: https://www.englandnetball.co.uk/netball-event/level-1-assistant-coach-qualification-4/
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 09:18
As part of Hate Crime Awareness Week (HCAW) 2017, Northamptonshire Sport has been working with NCC Community Safety Team and the Police Hate Crime Co-ordinator to develop a free resource for all schools across the county to host and deliver their own Multi-Cultural Activity Event on Tues 17th October as a fun way of introducing activity, thought and discussion around differences, integration, tolerance and hate.
The free resources available on the NSport website will provide schools with the following:
- A directory of activities/games from around the world (one for primary and one for secondary) providing ideas for the Multi-Cultural Event;
- A document of reflective sessions to be held in the classroom following the activities;
- Information about a countywide poster competition (one for primary and one for secondary) that enables the participants to demonstrate what they learned through this event.
- Free Hate Crime posters and materials
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 07:51
With another fantastic year of sporting achievements in the county to reflect upon, the 13th Northamptonshire Sports Awards, sponsored by Places for People, are set to take place on Thursday 9th November.
Alongside the county awards, there are district awards in Daventry, Northampton, Corby and Kettering and now is the time to get nominating.
Nominations are open in the following categories:
- Community Club of the year
- Community Team of the year - Sponsored by Mercedes AMG Petronas
- Performance Team of the year - Sponsored by Hewitsons
winner selected by an independent judging panel
- Community Coach of the year
- Performance Coach of the year Sponsored by Moulton College
winner selected by an independent judging panel
- Sport School of the year – Primary
- Sport School of the Year – Secondary Sponsored by Wellingborough Norse
- Young Leader of the year
- Active Workplace Award
- Sports Project of the Year
- Volunteer of the year
- Young Sportswoman 2017 Sponsored by Freedom Leisure
- Young Sportsman 2017 Sponsored by Tresham College
- Disabled Sportsperson 2017
- Get Active Award
- Primary School PE and School Sport funding - Impact Award
- Local Sportswoman 2017 Sponsored by Ricoh
- Local Sportsman 2017
- Lifetime Contribution to Sport
- Sports Photograph of the Year
- Northamptonshire Sports Personality of the Year 2017 Sponsored by Travis Perkins
Online public vote
Go to www.northamptonshiresport.org/sportsawards full details of how to nominate, nomination forms and terms and conditions. We would welcome nominations from any sport and activity groups across the county, workplaces, community groups, inspirational stories and projects; you name it, we want to hear about it.
Nominations are open until 25th September 2017.
There are still sponsorship opportunities available in a number of other categories.
If you would like to find out more about sponsoring the Northamptonshire Sports awards please contact email@example.com or telephone 07734 495842.