Active Chesterfield - Sports Awards 2017

Chesterfield Celebrates Sporting Success

On Thursday 28th September, over 200 local athletes, mentors and school pupils came to the Winding Wheel for the much anticipated 2017 Active Chesterfield Sports Awards. The Chesterfield School Sport Partnership combined community sports awards with those for schools and school teams that have excelled over the past year.

Mark Tournier, Partnership Development Manager at the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership, said: “The Active Chesterfield Awards provided an exciting platform to recognise and celebrate local sporting success and honour the dedication of sports leaders and volunteers. The Awards to recognise the work that schools play in developing opportunities to shine through Sport and Leadership and to celebrate the success of individuals and teams across Chesterfield. Everyone involved in school and community sport in Chesterfield deserves praise and thanks. The Winding Wheel provided the ideal setting to give the worthy winners and highly commended nominees to receive their awards.”

22 awards were presented to athletes, coaches and volunteers from across the community. In the school sport awards, the major winners included Brockwell Junior School, Springwell Community College and St Marys Catholic High School who each picked up a team achievement award. The IAAF World Youth Championship athlete Alicia Barrett was crowned Sportsperson of the Year respectively dominating the community awards.

Alicia Barrett was unable to attend the event, however Jan Brammer was there to collect the Sportsperson of the Year award on her behalf.

Brockwell Junior School were delighted to have received not one but four awards at the event. Jo Lenthall, PE Coordinator, said: “A fantastic event that truly recognises and celebrates all that is great in sport in Chesterfield. It was brilliant to hear so many inspirational stories of young people working hard to be the best they can be and achieve their personal goals. I am so very proud of the Young Leaders of Brockwell Junior and delighted that their hard work in Media and providing us all with an active environment has been recognised and rewarded. Many thanks to the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership for providing us with this platform to showcase our achievements.”

There was also an opportunity to recognise the achievements of school staff with Rachel Bates of Old Hall Junior School receiving the Primary School Staff of the Year, along with Katherine Hollingworth of Outwood Academy Newbold who received the Secondary School Staff of the Year Award. Katherine stated that, “Sport builds confidence, friendships and gives a sense of achievement. I just want young people to have the opportunity to experience this.”

Volunteers and coaches were rewarded too, with Dave Cartawick of Unit 1 Fitness and Martial Arts being awarded both Coach of the Year as well as Club of the Year.

The evening was a great success and something which the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership looks to build upon for the years ahead. As a town, Chesterfield has some exceptionally talented sportsmen and women of all ages, as well as hard working volunteers and coaches. The Chesterfield School Sport Partnership, through initiatives such as Active Chesterfield will continue to promote their success.


A full list of winners are found below and images from the evenings events can be found using the link at the bottom of the page.


Team Achievement – Primary School 

Winner: Brockwell Sportshall Athletics

Highly Commended: Brampton Girls Cricket


Team Achievement – Secondary School

Winner: Springwell Rowing Club

Highly Commended: Netherthorpe Pom Group


Team Achievement – Disability

Winner: St Marys Catholic High School

Highly Commended: Whittington Green School


Media and Arts contribution to School Sport

Winner: Brockwell Junior School


Individual Young Leader of the Year – Primary

Winner: Lucy Graham


Individual Young Leader of the Year – Secondary

Winner: Isabelle Kenworthy

Highly Commended: Emily Corker


Further Education Sports Leader of the Year

Winner: Mohammed Javed


School Sport Organising Crew of the Year

Winner: Brockwell Junior School

Highly Commended: Old Hall Junior School


School Sport Organising Commitee of the Year

Winner: Outwood Academy Newbold

Highly Commended: Hasland Hall Commuity School


Primary School Staff of the Year

Winner: Rachel Bates


Secondary School Staff of the Year

Winner: Katherine Hollingworth


Junior Sportsperson of the Year

Winner: Blake McMannus

Highly Commended: Luke-John Nash


School Games Mark

Gold Winners:

Hady Primary School

Brampton Primary School

Norbriggs Primary School

Brimington Junior School

Brockwell Junior School

Walton Holymoorside Primary School

Cutthorpe Primary School


Manager/Coach of the Year

Winner: Dave Cartawick

Highly Commended: Anthony Payne



Volunteer of the Year

Winner: Gill Hawketts

Highly Commended: Adrian Foster, Frazer Hipkiss, Colin Allen


Community Award

Winner: Chesterfield Junior Blues

Highly Commended: Ellie Simpson


Club of the Year

Winner: Unit 1 Fitness and Martial Arts

Highly Commended: Crystal Cheer and Dance


Young Sportsman of the Year

Winner: Aaron Cobley

Highly Commended: Tommy Sherwood, Alex Ediker, Oliver Hoban


Young Sportswoman of the Year

Winner: Chloe Stennett



Active School of the Year

Winner: Brockwell Junior School

Highly Commended: Springwell Community College


Sportsperson of the Year

Winner: Alicia Barrett


School Sport Lifetime Achievement Award

Winners: Jan Brammer, Denise Howard




Active Chesterfield Sports Awards 2017

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Get active at the Custom Solar Chesterfield Festival of Cricket

Cricket Derbyshire are offering local schools the opportunity to inspire students and promote an active lifestyle by attending the Custom Solar Chesterfield Festival of Cricket, in association with Chesterfield Borough Council, at Queen’s Park this July.

The Club is offering FREE tickets for students and teachers to attend the Specsavers County Championship match versus Durham; which runs from Monday 3 to Thursday 6 July. Schools who attend will gain free entry to the ground and be able to watch first-class cricket, featuring international players including the world’s number one limited overs bowler Imran Tahir, South Africa fast bowler Hardus Viljoen, and former England duo Paul Collingwood and Graham Onions, right on their doorstep.

Schools can arrive from 10.00am and watch both squads warm up before performing a guard of honour as the players take to the field at 11.00am. During the lunch interval, pupils will get the chance to go on the outfield and play small games of Kwik Cricket and other fun cricket activities.

Following the lunch interval, the pupils will also have the opportunity to take part in a second guard of honour as the players retake the field. Other opportunities with the Derbyshire players may also be available.

Dates available

Monday 3 July – 11am start; lunch interval 1pm to 1.40pm.

Tuesday 4 July – 11am start; lunch interval 1pm to 1.40pm.

Wednesday 5 July – 11am start; lunch interval 1pm to 1.40pm.


There is only a limited number of places available for each day, so please book early to avoid disappointment.


To book, or for more information, please contact Mark Tournier at the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership on;

Tel          01246 565825

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Volunteer Week: Young Official India Hollingworth

As part of National Volunteers’ Week, from the 1st to the 7th June, we will be celebrating the fantastic work of our volunteers within the Athletics and Running community whose dedication, commitment and enthusiasm make the sport happen!

On each day throughout the week, we will be recognising an everyday hero who has made a huge impact in Athletics/ Running within their local area, club, region or community group.

It’s day one and today we will be celebrating the great work of India Hollingworth, a young official whose passion and dedication has secured her place as starter’s assistant on the track during the London 2017 IAAF World Championships and call-room assistant at the World Para Athletics.

India Hollingworth – Young Official

“Three words that sum up officiating for me are rewarding, fulfilling & enjoyable” 

India was no longer able to continue competing as an athlete but really wanted to stay involved in the sport and thought officiating would be a good way to do this, “The School Sports Partnership in my area were hosting a Level 1 course and I was encouraged to attend and give it a go. I was previously an athlete and when I stopped competing I was already helping out at events so it made sense to do the qualification” This is now India’s 5th year as a qualified official.

Currently in her first year at University, with a job as well as coaching and doing various other voluntary work, India still finds time to attend at least one competition a month, “People appreciate that you are willing to give the time to officiate and you just do what you can to fit in with your other commitments. I really enjoy turning up at competitions and seeing young athletes happy and enthusiastic – athletes start to recognise you and say hello. I also enjoy meeting and socialising with other officials.”

India’s advice for any young people who may feel slightly apprehensive about officiating is to not be afraid to attend meetings and ask questions. “Everyone is really friendly and there to support you and understands that you are a young official” India has gained invaluable skills which are transferable and can be used outside of officiating, including communication skills teamwork and keeping calm in pressurised situations.

At aged just 19 India is set to be a starter’s assistant on the track during the London 2017 IAAF World Championships and, prior to this, a call-room assistant at the World Para Athletics Championships.

Congratulations and good luck India!

Source: England Athletic

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We are currently developing a set of resources for all schools taking part in NSSW, including downloadable PJ Masks activities, a planning guide packed full of ideas, and certificates to recognise your students who took part.


The first 500 early years providers that register for the Early Years day as part of NSSW will also win an activation pack.


Link to sign up;

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Opportunities in Dance

Boys’ Only Experience Day

A day aimed at boys aged 11–17 who are interested in finding out more about dance. Whatever your previous experience of dance, come and take part in a day of workshops with inspiring Hip Hop and Contemporary Dance professionals.

This will be a great opportunity to come and find out more about the Centre for Advanced Training in Dance and ask any questions you might have.


This event is FREE but booking is essential.

For more information about Dance4’s CAT programme or this event, please follow the link below.–bm5bl-1hyvn9c8

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Indoor Rowing Champs take gold for a third year

Springwell Community College made it three in a row retaining the North Derbyshire Key Stage 3 & 4 Indoor Rowing champions crown, following some consistent performances over the competition. In the Indoor Rowing plus event, a well-deserved victory to Shirebrook ahead of Ashgate Croft.

We teamed up with Bolsover and North East Derbyshire School Sport Partnerships to run our Indoor Rowing and Indoor Rowing Plus competitions at Queen’s Park Sports Centre in Chesterfield. The event was supported by British Rowing and the excellent Sports Leaders from Chesterfield College.

The action-packed event kicked off with the Indoor Rowing Plus Team Relay event, an event targeting students with additional needs, from across the three areas competed. A fantastic effort by all teams, however, on the day it was Shirebrook who came out on top followed very closely by Ashgate Croft. Ashgate Croft were crowned Chesterfield champions and will go on to the county final.

In the first of the key stage 3 team races, all four team members, in both the boys and girls, rowed for 30 second bursts with 16 changeovers. A fast paced relay challenge with perfectly timed changeovers and great team order of the day. Springwell won both, the Boys and Girls relay events and were well placed in the team event before the final combined mixed relay challenge.

The key stage 4 events produced a very close contest in the boys and girls 30 sec relay challenge. Although Springwell finished top of Chesterfield, Tupton Hall were ahead after finishing first after the girl’s relay.

The Individual Girls Plus race was next with St Marys taking the Gold and Silver, with Eckington following closely to take the Bronze. Our final Plus race was for the Boys event, and with 2 heats, it was always going to be a close race. However, it was Shirebrook who took the Gold medal with Tupton Hall taking Silver and Ashgate Croft taking Bronze. A fantastic demonstration of determination and spirit as floods of encouragement came from spectators.

Down to the final relay challenges for the team event. The mixed relay, with every team member having to put it on the line in a testing 90 second row, a real test for everyone involved. Springwell got off to a perfect start in both the key stage 3 and 4 races and set the pace throughout the relay races. The teams worked hard, with incredible focus and determination, executing well practised changeovers. In the end, Springwell held off a strong performance from Dronfield to win the mixed relays.

Before the results were announced, we moved into the final individual races. Individual rivalries between the schools from Chesterfield, Bolsover and North East Derbyshire began to emerge as we moved onto Individual races, with rowers and spectators supporting and racing in the best spirit.

Individual results;

Key Stage 3 Boys –

1ST – Isaac- St Marys

2nd – Corran – Netherthorpe

3rd – Jamie – Springwell


Key Stage 3 Girls –

1st – Angelina – Springwell

2nd – Surrane – Shirebrook

3rd – Netherthorpe


Key Stage 4 Boys –


1st – Jake – Hasland Hall

2nd – Tommy – Springwell

3rd – Daniel – Netherthorpe


Key Stage 4 Girls –


1st – Neve – Tupton Hall

2nd – Tilly – Eckington

3rd – Hannah – Tupton Hall



Springwell rowed an impressive 7556m over the three relay races in key stage 3 and 8039m in the key stage 4 events, with a combined total of 15595m! For the third year Springwell Community College were crowned Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Champions.

Full results can be found on our results page using the link below:


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Chesterfield School Sport Partnership delivered the Chesterfield Badminton Finals, on 26th January 2017

Queens Park Sport Centre hosted the Chesterfield Badminton finals in a thrilling event featuring 16 teams.
After 8 qualifying rounds with a total of 42 teams, our finalists represented the following schools; Brookfield Community School, Outwood Academy Newbold, Hasland Hall Community School, Springwell Community College, Whittington Green School and Netherthorpe School.
Teams of 4 played 5 games in each match, featuring 2 singles and 3 doubles games. The whole event was played in great spirit.

Brookfield Community School’s girls came out on top in today’s Key Stage 3 district Badminton Finals, losing only 2 games, closely followed by runners up Hasland Hall Community School.

It was Outwood Academy Newbold who claimed the title in the Key Stage 3 finals, undefeated winning 3 from 3 with Hasland Hall Community School runners up.

Winner a second final for the evening, this time the Key Stage 4 boys final, Brookfield Community School were undefeated without losing a single game. Netherthorpe were runners up.

Undefeated and dropping just a single game, Hasland Hall Community School came out on top in the Key Stage 4 girls final. Brookfield finished off a fantastic evening as runners up.

Brokkfield Community School, award winning coach, Mr Andy Petty, said: “Really enjoyed a well organised final. The highlight was the extremely high standard on display in the Key Stage 4 girls final and the fantastic spirit all the players displayed”.
Spingwell team captain Josh, said: “Well run, enjoyable and competitive tournament. I’m pleased with how the team have played, the standard was high”.

We would like to congratulate all the teams who took part. All four winning teams will go on to represent Chesterfield at the County Finals. We wish them all the best.

Winning team images via the link below;
Badminton Finals 2017

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Chesterfield School Sport Partnership ....Chesterfield U.Dance Platform 2016

A celebration of dance for our secondary schools

The packed out Winding Wheel audience were blown away by 17 amazing performances involving 9 Secondary schools at our Secondary U.Dance Platform.

It was the 11th staging of the platform and a real opportunity to celebrate the work of the talented young dancers. U.Dance is a programme run by Youth Dance England which seeks to increase the number of youth dance performances and support those who organise them. We were pleased to hold another U.Dance event in Chesterfield and announce that a number of the night’s performances will be put forward for an U.Dance Award.

Nine schools and two local dance companies took part in the festival that was held at the Winding Wheel in Chesterfield.

The dance festival was opened by Brookfield Community School with their performance entitled ‘An Essence of Ailey.’ Their excellent performance was a great opening for the event. Netherthorpe School came out next with the upbeat performance ‘You Can’t Stop The Beat’, which drew a great applause from the audience.

A beautiful performance from Hasland Hall Community School named ‘Human Nature’ showed the choreography styles using Rosas Danst Rosas as an inspiration. Anthony Gell School were up next with their performance titled ‘Mechanism’. Despite admitting to being nervous, the girls displayed a great routine.

An exciting rendition of the ‘Lady Marmalade’, Netherthorpe School performed the ‘Moulin Rouge’. Introducing chairs as part of their performance, it was a nice variation to the evening which really got the audience cheering. Springwell Community College performed the beautiful routine ‘Infra’ which explored the city life beneath the city. It told the story of different couples and was wonderfully put together.

The first performance from Outwood Academy Newbold ‘If It Ain’t Love’ was an energetic piece which seemed to be a hit with the audience. Lady Manners School’s abstract performance ‘Guernica’ was one of so many highlights in the first half of the platform.

Finishing the first half with a fabulous performance from the Derbyshire Youth Dance Company (Déda). Déda is the only dedicated Dance House in the East Midlands and champions dance locally, regionally and nationally. Their group performance, entitled ‘’Walk On By’, highlighted the characters of each of the dancers and really looked to tell the story of a mix of individuals and their characteristics during their everyday lifestyles. Clare Limb, Head of Dance Development and Learning at Déda, said: “I thought our performers were excellent and brought a new dimension to the evening, showing progression routes for young people in the Chesterfield district and beyond.”

After a short break, it was local company Crystal Cheer and Dance to open up the second half of the evening with a mash up of different street dance pieces. Always a popular group, their modern performance drew one of the biggest cheers from the audience.

Netherthorpe School returned for the second performance with a lyrical jazz routine to the acapella version of ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody’. An abstract performance from Brookfield Community School followed next with ‘A Lady through Picassos Eyes’. The dancers manipulated their movements to convey the abstract nature of Picasso’s work. Their passion and dedication for dance really stood out during this performance.

Representing Parkside Community School was Kim who performed the only solo of the evening. A beautiful piece entitled ‘Tears’, really showcased Kim’s talent as a dancer.

Brookfield Community School put on an energetic performance in their display entitled ‘It’s A Hard Knock Life’. Coming off the stage, the dancers said: “We had such a good time. This is definitely one of my favourites”. A duet from St Marys Catholic High School performed ‘A Friend Amongst the Trees’, showcasing the girls’ talented skills. Out of breath the girls said: “We really enjoyed it. It was the best it’d gone so far so we’re really happy.”

A final performance from Anthony Gell School ‘Fosse’ drew the evening to a close. A wonderful Jazz piece beautiful demonstrated by the girls drew a large applause from the audience.

Mark Tournier, Partnership Development Manager at the Chesterfield SSP, said: “Tonight was a fantastic celebration of dance and the impact dance has on the lives of young people.”

Once everyone had showcased their dances, all the performers returned to the stage for the grand finale, taking the much deserved applause from the crowd. Well done to everyone that took part and made the event such a success.

Full selection of the events photos and videos can be found below.

Anthony Gell – Mechanism – video

Anthony Gell – Fosse – video

Lady Manners – Guernica – video

Hasland Hall – Human Nature – video

Outwood Academy Newbold – If It Aint Love – video

Parkside – Tears – video

Springwell – Infra – video

St Marys – A Friend Amongst The Trees – video

Netherthorpe – The Nicest Kids in Town – video

Netherthorpe – Moulin Rouge – video

Netherthorpe – KS3 AND 4 Jazz video

Brookfield – An Essence Of Ailey – video

Brookfield – A Lady Through Picasso’s Eyes – video

Brookfield – It’s A Hard Knock Life

Derbyshire Youth Dance Company – Walk On By – video

Crystal Cheer and Dance – Fun. – video

UDance Finale

UDance Extras



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Chesterfield School Sport Partnership - Senior Cross Country Event held at Mount St.Mary's  College 2.12.16

Running success for the Secondary Cross Country

Over 380 runners from eight secondary schools took to the cross country circuit at Mount St. Mary’s College for the annual Chesterfield Schools Secondary Cross Country events.

There were eight races, each split by year group and gender, making for some close contests towards the finish line.

In each race the top ten runners had their times logged with the first three getting a podium finish and a bronze, silver or gold medal, and the rest contributing to the overall team points.

Brookfield Community School dominated the early races, winning the team event in the Year 7 Girls and Year 7 and 8 Boys events.

Hasland Hall Community School were not far behind in those races with runners coming in the top 3, and finally taking first place in the Year 8 Girls event. Jasmin who run the race for Hasland Hall said “I really enjoyed the course. I just pictured the finish line and aimed for it.”

The Year 9 Girls event was won by Elise from Outwood Newbold, followed very closely by Abbie who was the only runner to come from Whittington Green. “My school was off today but I didn’t want to miss the chance of taking part as I love running. I’m really glad I did.”

Never far behind were St. Mary’s Catholic High School, also regularly finishing in the medal positions. They took an overall lead by winning the Year 9 and Year 10/11 Boys events as well as the Year 10/11 Girls event.

Totting up the final scores it was St. Mary’s (pictured above) who took the overall team championship trophy for their consistent victories and top six finishes. Despite Brookfield regularly finishing in the top three, St. Mary’s edged them out to take top spot due to having a number of runners in the top six of every race.

As well as the overall team placings, individually there were some exceptional performances and some excellent times recorded.

At the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership we would like to thank everyone for their help, particularly Mount St. Mary’s College, the PE organisers from Parkside Community School and the Young Leaders from Chesterfield College who were fantastic marshals and hares for the races. Also congratulations to all of the runners who made the day a fantastic one.

Photos can be found on the links below.

Full list of winners:

Year 7 Girls Individual

1st – Amber – Brookfield

2nd – Isobelle – Outwood Newbold

3rd – Gracie – Hasland Hall

Team – St Marys


Year 7 Boys Individual

1st – Owen – Brookfield

2nd – Keyon – Hasland Hall

3rd – Harry – Hasland Hall

Team – Netherthorpe



Year 8 Girls Individual

1st – Jasmin – Hasland Hall

2nd – Jasmine – Netherthorpe

3rd – Gemma – Brookfield

Team – St Marys


Year 8 Boys Individual

1st – Finlay – Brookfield

2nd – Sam N – Springwell

3rd – Sam J – Springwell

Team – Brookfield


Year 9 Girls Individual

1st – Elise – Outwood Newbold

2nd – Abbie – Whittington Green

3rd – Chloe – Netherthorpe

Team – Springwell


Year 9 Boys Individual

1st – Samuel – St Marys

2nd – Callum – Netherthorpe

3rd – James – Brookfield

Team – Joint Winners – St Marys and Hasland Hall


Year 10/11 Girls Individual

1st – Elsbeth – St Marys

2nd – Chloe – St Marys

3rd – Lydia – St Marys

Team – St Marys


Year 10/11 Boys Individual

1st – Alexander – St Marys

2nd – Alex – Brookfield

3rd – Mikey – Brookfield

Team – Brookfield


Year 7 boys   Year 7 Girls   Year 8 boys   Year 8 Girls   Year 9 Boys   Year 9 Girls   Year 10/11 Boys   Year 10/11 Girls   Presentation


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Resources to promote active schools

Schools will shortly be receiving a poster and leaflets for parents outlining the importance of physical education, school sport and physical activity. The Association for Physical Education (AfPE) has been commissioned by Sport England to produce these complimentary resources as part of the implementation recommendations from several recent national strategies.

Poster for schools

The poster for schools highlights the difference that physical education can make to the pupils in schools including being productive, enterprising, successful, vibrant, inspired, positive and outstanding.

DOWNLOAD: AfPE poster for schools

Leaflet for parents

The leaflet outlines to parents why it is so vital for children and young people to be active. It outlines the skills that children can develop through sport and physical activity and defines what is meant by school sport and physical activity. It also gives parents ideas on how to help their children to experience the benefits of school sport and physical activity which include being a positive role model, offering encouragement for participation, discussing progress with teachers and providing children with the appropriate kit.

The leaflet highlights the five reasons why children and young people need regular physical education, school sport and physical education:

  1. Achievement: Pupils improve in all subjects.
  2. Personal development: Pupils are more confident and positive.
  3. Social Skills: Pupils have more developed social skills.
  4. Health and emotional wellbeing: Pupils have a better outlook on life.
  5. Leadership: Pupils will be able to make informed decisions.

DOWNLOAD: AfPE leaflet for parents

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