Archive
Active Chesterfield Sports Awards, Winding Wheel  29.9.16

Active Chesterfield Sports Awards 2017

Nominations for school and community awards are now open!

It’s time to get your nominations in for the Active Chesterfield Sports Awards 2017. In its third year, the grand awards ceremony is delivered by the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership and aims to recognise and reward Chesterfield’s sporting heroes. Details of all categories are available Awards summary.

The awards ceremony will take place at the Winding Wheel Theatre in Chesterfield on 28th September. Split into separate school and community categories, there are 32 awards to acclaim junior stars, school teams, volunteers, coaches, community clubs and much more!

Mark Tournier, Partnership Development Manager at the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership, said: “The Active Chesterfield Awards provide an exciting platform to recognise and celebrate local sporting success and honor the dedication of sports leaders and volunteers.

Nominations are accepted online at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ChesSA2017

The nomination form can also be sent by email to m.tournier@brookfield.derbyshire.sch.uk or by post to: Chesterfield School Sport Partnership, Brookfield Community School, Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 3NS

Last years’ community awards were dominated by 2016 Rio Olympian Liam Pitchford and Deaf Golf World Champion Lydia Ingman who were crowned Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year respectively.

Lydia Ingman said: “Though totally unexpected, I am truly honoured to have received this accolade, and would like to thank my family and all others who have supported me over the years, for making it happen.”

Liam Pitchford was unable to attend the event as he was competing in Europe. His proud father was there to collect the Sportsman of the Year award on his behalf. In a video message, Liam said: “It’s a real honour to receive the award after what has been an amazing year.”

Volunteers and coaches were rewarded too, with Tim Sadler being awarded the Lifetime Achievement award, which caps of an incredible summer for Tim, having been awarded the People’s Award Outstanding Contribution to Community Football by Derbyshire FA in July.

2017 is set to be another fantastic year for sporting stars from across Chesterfield.

To nominate your sporting star please download a Nomination Form or Nominate Online and make sure our local sporting stars receive the recognition they deserve.

Posted in Awards, News
IMG_0194

Gold for Brockwell Badgers

It has been an exciting but tough journey during our qualifiers nonetheless we were delighted to welcome seven teams in the year 3 and 4 Mini Tennis Final held at Chesterfield Lawn Tennis Club.

Mini Tennis is fun, great for fitness and for developing hand eye co-ordination. It can be played by all ages and abilities and this is a mixed boys and girls competition. Each individual boy will take it in turns to play their opposition whilst the girls play their double game. From there, they will alternate. Each point is recorded when there is an unsuccessful second serve, the ball is out of bounds or there is a double bounce. The player with the most points gained will win the game.

On the courts, we welcomed Brockwell Badgers, Beavers and Bears, Hollingwood, William Rhodes and Walton Holymoorside Aces and Whales. A strong competition that saw many close matches.

One teacher, from William Rhodes Primary School, said; “These kids absolutely love it today. They have learnt so many new skills and I think it is great that they get a chance to play against different schools who are all at different levels. There are some incredibly talented young people.”

The Chesterfield College leaders were quick to explain the rules to ensure the young players understood. Doubling up on each court, they recorded the scores and encouraged the players throughout. One of the Sports Leaders, Imogen, of Chesterfield College, said; “I’m really blown away with how good they are considering how young they all are. They are so polite and encouraging towards each other also, which is a nice thing to see.”

One pupil from Walton Holymoorside, said; “I’ve really enjoyed myself today. I tried my best and managed to win a few games, but there were some really good players which I lost to.”

After a fantastic final with incredible spirit shown throughout the day, Brockwell Badgers took the Gold for the Year 3&4 Mini Tennis Competition and will now represent Chesterfield in the Derbyshire School Games event on 11th July. We wish them all the best.

Thank you to the Chesterfield Tennis Club for a fantastic venue and the help and support of the Chesterfield College leaders.

Posted in Awards, Competitions, News, Primary