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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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Inclusive Boccia – A festival of joy

Over 140 primary school pupils from across Chesterfield turned out for our Key Stage 1 Boccia Festival held on 16th January 2018, at Queen’s Park Sports Centre.

Boccia is a disability sport that tests muscle control and accuracy. It became a Paralympic sport in 1984. Related to bowls, players propel balls to land close to a target ball, and work together as a team to win points or ends. It is fully inclusive and players can use ramps and other aids should they be necessary.

Part of our inclusive competition calendar we deliver yearly, the Boccia festival was immensely popular, with 7 schools taking part in the Key Stage 1 non-competitive event.

With a carousel of activities that introduced the skills to play Boccia, led by the Chesterfield College sports leaders, the activities included Boccia Golf, Into the Scoring Zone, Hoop Shot and King of the Cones. After the development activities, everyone had the opportunity to play Boccia.

Owen from Hady Primary School broadcasted how enjoyable his experience was, adding; “The one with the bullseye was my favourite. I kept trying to get the ball in the red middle, then when I finally did it, it felt really good. I think I’d be really good at Boccia now!”

“It’s nice to see these children in a relaxed atmosphere, enjoying something different. I don’t tend to see often the students interact with other schools so it’s a wonderful sight.” Mrs Harold of Mary Swanwick Primary School.

Mrs Dilks of Walton Holymoorside Primary School announced; “Seeing the children engaged on each activity is quite fascinating to watch. It’s not often we can just sit back and observe them getting on with it, but I think because they’re having to listen to the instructions carefully and having to pay attention to what they need to do, they seem to be more focused.”

Sports Leaders from Chesterfield College, who were encouraging and motivating whilst organising each activity, supported the event.

Ben, a sports leader, explained how he found the event. “The mixture of different activities, although Boccia related, seemed to really keep them engaged. They seem to be enjoying themselves and how they interact with each other is great considering they’re all from different schools. It makes being a sports leader enjoyable.”

We would like to thank the sports leaders of Chesterfield College for their support in delivering the activities.

 

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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

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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County Quadkids Competition

DERBYSHIRE ATHLETICS & NOTTINGHAMSHIRE A.A.A.

U11’s QuadKids Competition

As part of the Joint Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire COUNTY TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017

At Moorways Stadium, Moor Lane, Allenton, Derby. Saturday & Sunday 13th & 14th May 2017

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The exciting athletics quadrathlon competition for young athletes is being held at the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire County Championships. For boys and girls in school years 4 and 5 (must be aged 9 or 10 years on the day of the competition). Open to all – you do not have to be a member of an athletics club.

Each athlete competes in a 75m sprint, a 600m run, long jump and a howler javelin throw. Athletes rotate around all 4 events. Points are gained decathlon-style – the faster you run and the further you throw and jump the more points you get. Medals for top boys and girls (total of the four events) in each county.

Saturday 13th May 2017 Nottinghamshire Girls and Boys

Sunday 14th May 2017 Derbyshire Girls and Boys

For more information or to fill out the entry form please click on the link below:

quadkids event

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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.


SUNDAY 14 MAY 11AM – 4PM
iC4C, 2 DAKEYNE STREET
NOTTINGHAM, NG3 2AR

This event is FREE but booking is essential.

For more information about Dance4’s CAT programme or this event, please follow the link below.

http://archive.skem1.com/csb/Public/show/fdf84–bm5bl-1hyvn9c8

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Football Development opportunity

Derbyshire FA in partnership with Nottinghamshire FA will be running a female only level 1.

 

The dates for the course are below:

 

Sat 20th May –09.00-17.00hrs

Tues 23rd May – 18.30-20.30hrs

Thurs 25th May – 18.30-21.30hrs

Sat 3rd June – 09.00-17.00hrs

Tues 6th June – 18.30-22.00hrs

Thurs 8th June –18.30-22.00hrs

Tues 13th June –18.30-22.00hrs

 

The course will take place at Long Eaton United F.C, Grange Park, Station Road, Long Eaton, Derbyshire, NG10 2EF.

 

The cost of the course will be:

  • £155 – FA Charter Standard club price
  • £175 –Non-FA Charter Standard  Full Price

 

To book you place please fill in the attached form and return to Louise Fox on louise.fox@derbyshirefa.com

Football Education Booking Form

If you would like to find out more about the course without committing to the course an introduction evening been arranged for Tuesday 4th April at Nottinghamshire FA.

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FREE Swim workshop

A free workshop being delivered by the Chesterfield Swimming Club, Chesterfield Swimming Club, and ‘ASA’ England Programmes Para-Swimming.

This workshop has been designed to assist teachers and coaches from all local clubs, swim schemes and school swimming providers throughout Derbyshire. 

The workshop will be spilt into 2 separate parts; a classroom part and a pool part.  The pool based lesson will give teachers and coaches the chance to work with swimmers of different abilities and impairment groups as well as the chance to work with experienced teachers and coaches who will be on hand to offer help and support.  The classroom part will cover areas such as teaching/coaching different impairment groups, adaptations from early practices to elite performers and integrating Para-Swimmers into mainstream environments.

There will also be plenty of opportunity for teachers and coaches to ask any questions they may have regarding working with swimmers with disabilities.  It will be a day of developing links within the local area and also sharing and developing ‘best practice’.

For more details – Click here – Chesterfield_Skills_Festival

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Healthy living on the menu at Change 4 Life Champions Conference

Over 100 Key Stage 2 pupils from 27 schools took part in the fun and exciting activities at the Change4Life Champions Conference.

It was the first of two Change 4 Life Champions Conferences that we are running this academic year and was held in collaboration with the Bolsover and North East Derbyshire School Sport Partnerships.

Using modules developed and supported by the Youth Sport Trust, who have harnessed the inspiration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, we aim to provide training for Key Stage 2 Change 4 Life Champions so they can be positive role models for their least active classmates. The Champions will now be able to go back to schools, implement some of the things they have learned and support Change 4 Life Clubs of their own.

Sarah Evans, Leadership and Physical Activity Officer at the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership, said: “We wanted the day to be fun and engaging for the Champions. The Change 4 Life Champions have learned how to run Change 4 Life programmes and how to publicise a healthy and active lifestyle. I can’t wait to see what they come up with.”

Our athlete mentor, Ben Pipes who represented Great Britain in Volleyball at the London 2012 Olympics, delivered inspiring messages and talked about his journey in life. However, instead of just telling everyone, he decided to smartly act out his life by getting the children up and active by acting out the sports he used to play. The children went onto play a couple of warm up games with Ben until he split them off into their separate groups.

The event was run over three workshops: Leading, Inclusion and Creativity.

The leading champions workshop was designed to explore interactive activities to help share the health & wellbeing messages.

India, from the Chesterfield School Sports Partnership, said: “try and make the club as fun and positive as you can. Whilst remembering to deliver an active lifestyle message”.

The inclusion workshop helped the champions explain and demonstrate use of the STEP model; Space, Task, Equipment, People to ensure all young people are included and active.

One champion from North Wingfield Primary, said: “the space could be bigger by adding another few lines from the opposite badminton courts so we have more space to move around in”. The game ran very well and the champions came up with many ideas for each word of STEP. A pupil from Brockwell added: “we could use two balls so there would be two people on and two ball carriers, when someone gets tug they have to stand still and the only way they can be freed is by catching the ball from the ball carriers”.

When asked what advice would you give a parent/person to motivate a young individual to be active and eat well? Athlete Mentor, Ben Pipes, said: “It is important to encourage them to try new things, everything is different to start with and working with new people can be tough but keep going! Food is fuel and fuelling with the right balance of all the different types of food makes us feel great.”

There was also a deliverer’s workshop for teachers which ran parallel to the conference. Attended by 30 energised members of staff, the Change 4 Life Deliverers workshop developed the knowledge and expertise of school staff and club deliverers to effectively deliver Change 4 Life Clubs. It was also used to raise achievement and impact on whole school priorities.

Delivering the workshop, John Barker, Partnership Development Manager at the Bolsover School Sport Partnership, said: “It was a privilege to deliver the Change 4 Life workshop to an engaging audience of staff, who all acknowledge the crucial role physical activity plays in developing healthy active young people and the positive impact this plays on whole school outcomes.”

 

Posted in Education, News, Primary, Training

Boccia Competition in Chesterfield

Special Olympics Derbyshire are hosting a regional boccia competition for people with a learning disability on March 26th in Chesterfield. The competition will run throughout the day along with a come and try session for anyone wanting to have a go for the first time or just wanting some extra time to play. All details can be found here:

 

http://www.derbyshiresport.co.uk/events/2017/03/regional-special-olympics-boccia-competition

 

Venue: Queens Park Sport Centre

Time: 10.30am to 2.30pm

Cost: £10 per team or £2 per person (come and try session)

 

Please encourage people to get involved as it is a great opportunity to play boccia within a local competition.

 

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