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GO Run For Fun arrives in Chesterfield

Tomorrow marks a momentous day for the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership and its area schools as GO Run For Fun comes to the town for the first time.

In collaboration with the North East Derbyshire School Sport Partnership, the event will see around 900 primary school children take part in the one-mile run at Mount St. Mary’s College.  Continue reading

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Success for Chesterfield at the DSSA Awards

There was more success for Chesterfield area schools and the School Sport Partnership at last night’s Derbyshire Schools’ Sport Association Awards.

It was a packed house at Chesterfield FC’s Proact Stadium for the awards ceremony as Derbyshire’s greatest young athletes along with adult coaches and volunteers gathered to celebrate the best young sportspeople that the county has to offer.

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Multi-Skills events off and running

The first KS1 Multi-Skills events of the year were a resounding success as over 130 primary school pupils took part in the events which encouraged the basics of movement through a variety of games in a competitive and fun environment.

In the morning, Year 1 and 2 pupils from Newbold Church of England Primary School made the short journey to Outwood Academy Newbold for an hour of activities including football dribbling and the mini long jump. Leading her first solo event, Steph Miles and the Young Leaders from the secondary school ran eight easy to play activities that went down well with the young pupils.

“I liked the jumping because I got really far,” said one pupil from Newbold CoE.

Multi-Skills turned to Whittington Green Secondary School in the afternoon as 78 pupils from Mary Swanwick and Poolsbrook Primary Schools got involved with the fun-packed games.

A total of 48 Year 9 Young Leaders helped to run the two events and gain further experience of leading sports events. They were exemplary in their leadership, making the events run smoothly.

Far from just being fun for the KS1 pupils, the Young Leaders enjoyed running the activities and helping the primary school children.

“It’s great to see how happy they are,” said a Y9 Leader at Oakwood Academy Newbold.

Multi-Skills returns on 29th September at Brookfield Community School.

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Volunteer opportunities at the Youth Sport Trust

The Youth Sport Trust has a fantastic opportunity for young sports leaders to volunteer with the organisation and gain practical experience that would impress potential employers.

Set up in 1994, the independent charity is devoted to changing the lives of young people, and they want you to get involved and make a difference. The Team Leader positions are aimed at students or individuals who are working in school or community sport and seeking an opportunity to enhance their CV by gaining experience of working with young people. Continue reading

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Primary Events Calendar Announced

Our Primary Competition Booklet is now live and available to download. Inside you will find a full calendar of events, rules and regulations as well as information on how to book onto an event through our website.

Fun 2 Run returns following another successful year of participation last time out and ahead of next year’s Olympics our Flames Festivals are reborn as Rio 2016 Carnival events. Alongside cricket, football, basketball and netball events, the calendar is looking as packed as ever meaning there are plenty of opportunities to keep active this year.

Click the link below to download a copy of the 2015/16 Primary Competition Booklet.

Primary Events Booklet 2015-16

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World Marathon Challenge

The Eveque Sportshall Development Team have developed an annual international simultaneous relay competition. This incorporates both the World Marathon Challenge (suggested for Secondary aged students) and the 5000m Challenge (for Primary aged children).
Students from all over the world will compete simultaneously to break (and set!) new World Records over the Marathon and 5000m distances. Continue reading

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World’s top cyclists speed through Derbyshire

Cycling’s Tour of Britain sped through Derbyshire last week as a host of the world’s top riders tackled the hilly peaks and treacherous bends to complete stage six of the event. A showpiece event, the tour highlighted the picturesque scenery of the Peak District and brought the crowds out in their masses. Fans young and old lined the streets to cheer on the riders and many schools brought trips out to witness the event.  Continue reading

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