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ALL STARS CRICKET HITS CHESTERFIELD

All Stars Cricket is a new initiative from the England and Wales Cricket Board aimed at providing children aged five to eight with a great first experience in cricket.

Programme features:

  • For all boys and girls aged five to eight
  • Delivered nationwide at over 2,000 centres
  • Eight one-hour sessions, held over eight weeks
  • Emphasis on fun and being active
  • Focus on developing your child’s movement skills
  • Great first introduction to cricket
  • Safe and fully accredited
  • Valuable time with your kids – mums and dads are encouraged to take part too
  • Easy online registration

Every child that registers will receive a backpack full of goodies including a cricket bat, ball, activity book, personalised shirt and cap all sent straight to your door. If you are returning in 2018, scroll down to see the new kit for this year.

Please click here and complete the form to provide dates that could work for your school to receive this assembly visit from one of our All Stars Cricket team.

Sessions start from May in 2018, so register early to ensure that you book your place for a Summer of Big Moments.

REGISTER FOR 2018

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GUIDE TO SCHOOLS TENNIS

The new Guide to Schools Tennis is out now! The latest Guide to Schools Tennis, gives you an overview of the resources and support available to teachers to deliver tennis in a school setting.
The Guide to Schools Tennis reflects the wide range of support available to schools, such as the free nationwide teacher training courses and the Schools of Tennis programme.

 

Tennis for Kids

Due to the 2016 programme, 13,200 new children were introduced to tennis. In 2017 a further 22,500 new children signed up which means in the last 2 years, over 35,000 kids have been given the opportunity to pick up a racket and have fun on court. Now in its third year, Tennis for Kids is aiming to introduce even more children to the sport – we welcome your help in promoting this opportunity to your pupils and parents.

This year, Tennis for Kids  is aimed at 4 -11 year olds. The cost of the course is £25 and includes six coaching sessions, a racket and ball set and a personalised t-shirt. There will also be a follow on offer to enable children and their family to continue to play. All Tennis for Kids coaches are recognised by the LTA which means they have a minimum Level 2 qualification, are DBS checked, First Aid trained and have completed a Safeguarding and Protection in Tennis Course within the last 3 years.

If a parent at your school would be interested in their child attending a Tennis For Kids course, they can register their interest below, and will receive a reminder when it is time to book on in April 2018.

To register your interest, please click here.

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FREE All Stars Cricket Visit

All Stars Cricket are offering a FREE visit to your school to discuss the opportunities to become an All Star Cricketer.

They are available to deliver either an assembly or a taster session within Key Stage 1-Year 3 pupils., brining with them one of the Derbyshire Women’s team.

 

All Stars Cricket gives girls and boys from the ages of 5 to 8 an opportunity to become a star. The curriculum of fun cricket activities and games provides your children with the basic movement skills to begin a lifelong love of our sport and general physical activity.

Held at accredited cricket clubs, these courses are the perfect way for your child to learn about cricket and make friends in a safe and fun environment.

All Stars Cricket delivers on 9 out of 10 fundamental movement skills (kicking isn’t encouraged as part of this programme). For an hour a week over an eight-week period, fully trained and vetted activators will deliver game-based activities that teach basic cricket skills including catching, throwing and hitting moving balls plus key social skills such as teamwork and communication.

All children will receive an All Stars Cricket branded pack including a cricket bat, ball, personalised shirt, cap, backpack and activity pack

 

Please click here and complete the form to provide dates that could work for your school to receive this assembly visit from one of our All Stars Cricket team.

 

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10 Reasons to play Rounders in School

Sharing a common purpose, we believe in the power of physical activity to change young people’s lives for the better and impact on their wellbeing!

Rounders England has many ways in which we can support Teachers, Colleges and Universities who are looking to develop Rounders, through resources, courses and competitions. We also offer Education Membership – click to find out the opportunities this brings for young people.

1. Rounders is fun

By placing the emphasis on fun, Rounders stands out from other sports and can encourage those least active pupils into physical activity through enjoyment and sociability.

2. Engages all pupils in regular physical activity

A fully inclusive sport, Rounders is a cross-generational, cross gender game that embraces all abilities and fulfills a key indicator within the curriculum.

3. Develops confidence and interest to get involved in exercise

A positive experience and understanding of the long-term health benefits of physical activity will impact on pupils out of school participation and in later life.

4. A tactical and strategic game that requires excellent teamwork

Everyone in the team gets credit. No-one gets singled out and no-one is left unacknowledged. It’s all about teamwork!

5. Rounders shows that commitment yields clear rewards

A variation of the game can be played to encourage participation and allow for teaching differentiation and a clear improvement in performance.

6. Exciting tailored leadership courses and volunteering opportunities for pupils

Through theoretical and practical learning, Rounders Young Leaders Award (RYLA) is tailored to encourage pupils to take on leadership roles that can support the game and physical activity within your school.

7. Opportunity for invigorating friendly competition

Rounders is a high level competitive sport and, when embraced, can be played at National School Championships and School Games. With four England Squads there are trials for aspiring female players.

8. Rounders is adaptable and can be played both indoor and outdoor

Rounders can be played all year round, broadening pupil’s experiences and introducing different rules of the game.

9. Professional development opportunities for all staff teaching PE and sport

Opportunity to increase confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff through our wide range of courses, resources and support to all our education members to help create the very best Rounders experience possible.

10. Playing, masters fundamental movement skills

With batting, striking, running and catching, Rounders permits pupils to read their environment and make appropriate decisions, allowing them to move confidently and with control in a wide range of physical activity situations.

Posted in Competitions, Education, News, Primary, Secondary
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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

Email: alex@britishblindsport.org.uk

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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

 

Venue:

Nottingham Hockey Centre

University Boulevard

Nottingham

NG7 2PS

 

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;

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TeacherTrainingNottingham

 

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 melanie.hart@englandhockey.co.uk

Posted in Education, Training
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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 U17EURO@TheFA.com or visit TheFA.com/U17Euro for more information.

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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.

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Chesterfield Panthers kick-starts 2018 with Warrior Camp

The next wave of England Rugby’s Inner Warrior campaign has launched today, and Chesterfield Panthers Rugby Club is delighted to announce a Warrior Camp on 14th January.

The 2018 campaign theme is ‘New Year, New You’, encouraging women to kick start their fitness routine for the new year and challenge themselves to take up a new sport. The 2018 Warrior Camps kick off on January 12th and run until January 28th with 185 rugby taster sessions taking place at clubs across the country.

Ambassador for the campaign, England international Katy Daley-Mclean commented, “It can be hard to stay motivated to get fit during winter. Team sports, such as rugby, provide support and encouragement, making fitness fun and social. The Warrior Camps give women the opportunity to try rugby, often for the first time, and it’s fantastic to see so many feeling inspired to take up rugby.”

Since its initial launch, over 10,500 women have attended Warrior Camps nationwide; and of those women, 3,500 had never picked up a rugby ball before. The number of camps available to women has continued to grow to meet demand and the influx of players saw 41 new female contact rugby club teams established in 2017.

Steve Grainger, RFU Rugby Development Director, said: “Female participation in rugby has seen unparalleled levels of growth in recent years, with a massive 215% increase since 2013. It’s now one of the fastest growing team sports for women in England.”

“As part of the 2017-21 funding agreement with Sport England and our new Women and Girls’ Action Plan, the RFU is looking to significantly expand the number of women and girls participating in grassroots rugby across England, and the Warrior Camps are instrumental in supporting this growth.”

The Inner Warrior campaign aims to encourage more women and girls to play contact rugby, teaching participant’s key introductory skills and drills for rugby within a non-committal, social and fun environment.

Click HERE to register for the Chesterfield Panthers Warrior Camp or to find other camps near you.

Posted in Education, News, Secondary, Training
Bronze Young Ambassador Conference 2017/2018

A blast for the Bronze Young Ambassadors

Children from 22 primary schools in Chesterfield began their journey into Sports Leadership at our Bronze Young Ambassador Conference.

On Tuesday 21st November 2017, over 220 Year 5&6 children descended on the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield for the all-day conference which is designed to prepare them for the Young Ambassador programme. The Young Ambassadors will now go back into their schools as advocates for school sport, healthy lifestyles and active travel.

Sarah Evans, Chesterfield School Sports Partnership, said “It was great to see so many young people taking on the role of Bronze Young Ambassador, to inspire other young people in their school to lead healthy active lifestyles. “

We were delighted to welcome back our inspirational speaker, former Team GB Volleyball captain, Ben Pipes. Back in a venue in which he used to train, Pipes used his personal experiences to motivate the children in team building games. After setting the scene and confirming their roles as a Bronze Young Ambassador, they split into their groups ready for their workshops.

Our Young Active Travel Ambassadors were focussed on finding ways of increasing the number of young people actively travelling to school and raising awareness of the benefits of active travel. They created posters and active travel maps for their schools with key challenges and solutions.

Mark Tournier, Partnership Development Manager at Chesterfield School Sport Partnership, said “We have an opportunity to change the culture of young people and families, in how they travel to school. The impact will not only provide the physical start to the day we all need; it will also have a positive impact on the roads around our schools.”

The Young Media Ambassadors worked hard on learning how to take photographs and developing their interview techniques. As a Young Media Ambassador, their aim is to increase the awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle through media, including interviews, news articles, press conferences and videos. A new feature of the day, was the ‘green screen’ workshop in the afternoon, delivered Mrs Lenthall from Brockwell Junior School.

Luke, from Old Hall Junior School, said; “I really enjoyed the Green Screen. Although we didn’t do very well on it, it was good to know how to do it because we have never done it before.”

The Young Health and Sports Ambassadors started their morning with the inclusion workshop, which focussed on using the STEP principle (Space, Task, Equipment, People) to deliver inclusive activities and competition in their school.

Poppy, a Young Ambassador at Mary Swanwick Primary School, said “I love how easy it is to make the same game work in loads of different ways. I would never have thought of that before.”

The afternoon looked at how the Young Health Ambassadors could help increase the number of inactive young people. They identified some key messages by working together to create eye-catching posters before exploring different ways to create fun and engaging activities.

The Young Sports Ambassadors spent their afternoon understanding how to deliver competitions and challenges in their school. These workshops included dodgeball, Sitting Volleyball, Sport Stacking and Athletics.

Mrs Ross, of Highfield Hall Primary School, said; “The kids have really enjoyed it today and they’re already busy planning the events they’re going to run.”

Mrs Bates, of Old Hall Junior School, said; “I thought having all the ambassadors together is a fab idea.”

The day was a resounding success and as with every Bronze Young Ambassador Conference, it was great to see the young leaders fully embrace the day and leave motivated to lead their own sports clubs and competitions. They could not have done this without the help of their teachers, those running the workshops and the current Gold and Platinum Young Ambassadors who did a fantastic job.

 

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