National Youth Swimming Gala with British Blind Sport

British Blind Sport are delighted to announce the National Youth Swimming Gala will take place on Saturday 5th May 2018 at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre, Solihull.
This event is FREE to attend and suitable for all blind and partially sighted children aged between 8 to 17 years old. In addition to the main competition, they will be offering one to one or small group lessons for 5 to 7 year olds delivered by qualified and experienced coaches.

To register, visit the events page of the British Blind Sport website by clicking here.


For further details, please contact

Alex Pitts

Tel: 01926 424247

Mobile: 07929 356428


Posted in Education, News, Training

Derbyshire School’s Cross Country Championships

A great turn out and fantastic results for our Chesterfield athletes who competed in the Derbyshire School’s Cross Country Championships on Saturday 6th January 2018 at Shipley Park.

Below is a list of results that included our Chesterfield athletes.


Derbyshire Cross Country 2018 Senior – Girls

1. Jasmine Cooper – South Derbyshire
2. Tasmin Mc Graw – Amber Valley
3. Alex Kiltie – Amber Valley
4. ** Lydia Hudson – Chesterfield **
5. Issy Bradford – Derby West
6. Lucy Gratton – Derby West
7. Lydia Naylor – Amber Valley
8. Emily Deeming – Amber Valley


Derbyshire Cross Country 2018 Inter
Inter Boys Individual

• 20 – Mikey Broomhead
• 30 – Lewis Chippendale
• 42 – Ethan Bradshaw
• 44 – Tom Mackie

Inter Girls Individual

• 1 – Elsbeth Grant
• 12 – Lydia Cresswell
• 16 – Faith Clarke
• 19 – Chloe Stenett
• 23 – Kayleigh Mack
• 25 – Leah Proctor
• 28 – Lily Barnes
• 47 – Freya Blackwell/Lynch


Derbyshire Cross Country 2018 Junior
Junior Boys Individual

• 13 – Sam Nicholls
• 24 – Logan Ruddy
• 26 – Finlay Grant
• 40 – Michal Jezorwski
• 43 – Isaac Cucchiara
• 45 – Thomas Marriot
• 50 – Sam Booker

Junior Girls Individual

• 10 – Jasmin Greveson
• 20 – Alexia Di Giovanni
• 21 – Gracie Shephard
• 29 – Sophie Toyne
• 34 – Breesha Ward
• 38 – Grace Lane
• 48 – Sydney Allen
• 63 – Leanna Robinson


Derbyshire Cross Country 2018 Year 7
Year 7 Boys Individual

• 6 – Josh Ayres
• 37 – Callum Hollingworth
• 41 – Oliver Wells
• 44 – Harrison Siddall
• 52 – Gracjan Mazurek
• 56 – Liam McArdle
• 60 – Logan Hill
• 66 – Archie Burnside
• 68 – Harry Whitham
• 72 – Farrel Ryder

Year 7 Girls Individual

• 16 – Isabella Gould
• 19 – Lucy Kuszynski
• 21 – Eleanor Campton
• 22 – Missy Briddon
• 34 – Kate Thompson
• 37 – Elizabeth Shand
• 42 – Lily Essler
• 46 – Caitlin Ashley
• 52 – Esme White
• 54 – Ruby Pattern


For a full list of results including team and district placement, please check out our Secondary School results page.


We would like to thank all staff and helpers that helped and encouraged our athletes to compete in such a tough event.


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Posted in Awards, Competitions, Secondary

Hockey Teacher Training Workshop

England Hockey are running a Teacher Training Workshop in Nottingham as follows:-


Date: Thursday 8th March 2018


Time: 10.00am-1.00pm



Nottingham Hockey Centre

University Boulevard




Places on the workshop are free of charge, but due to likely demand spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.


To book onto the workshop please visit the below sign up link;


During the workshop teachers will be provided with:

  • Ideas and tips on delivering fun and engaging sessions.
  • Confidence in planning safe and fun sessions that encourage implicit learning.
  • Information about equipment and resources which make session delivery simple.
  • A grasp of hockey in its current form and how it can be played at any level.

Any queries please don’t hesitate to contact Melanie Hart on

Posted in Education, Training

UEFA EUROPEAN UNDER 17 CHAMPIONSHIP – coming to the Midlands and Yorkshire in May 2018

England will proudly host the UEFA European Under-17 Championship in May 2018. The tournament is a unique opportunity for your school to see the next Pogba, Rooney or Ronaldo on your very own doorstep and we know the Midlands and Yorkshire will give the 16 competing teams a warm welcome.

The tournament will be played between Friday 4 May and Sunday 20 May, across 10 match days at six venues: Rotherham United, Chesterfield, Burton Albion, Walsall, St. George’s Park and Loughborough University.
On the back of recent success across our development teams, including England Under-17s and England Under-20s both winning World Cups in 2017 – the tournament presents us with a fantastic opportunity to inspire and capture the imagination of young people across the region.
We are delighted to announce a range of opportunities for schools to get involved in the tournament:

Early kick-off times and tickets just £2

Win free coach travel or a player visit

Adopt a nation

Champions Flag competition


We are very excited to be sharing these opportunities with you and other schools across the region. We very much hope that your school would like to get involved, and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email or visit for more information.

Posted in Competitions, Education, News, Primary, Secondary, Training

Team Derby Basketball: Skills and Drills

Team Derby Basketball are holding an open session for juniors aged 10-14 on Saturday 17th February at the University of Derby Sports Centre.
This will be a fun and relaxed session and a great opportunity to learn the skills needed in Basketball as well as have a chat with the players and get some competitive answers. The class will be led by the Team Derby Basketball coach, Dan Watts and supported by some of the university Basketball scholars (who have played in Europe, America and UK).

The session is to take place from 10-12pm with a cost of £2 per child.

They welcome all juniors and their parents/guardians to stay and watch the Team Derby play against Northants Thunder at 2pm.

Posted in Education, Training