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Job Vacancy – Project Officer

We are looking for a talented individual to support the work of the School Sport Partnership, leading on marketing and communication. Founded in 2004, Chesterfield School Sport Partnership is an organisation passionate about changing the lives of young people through sport, physical activity and educational interventions. Our mission is ‘to ensure that young people in Chesterfield enjoy their experience of Physical Education and sport, are supported to fulfil their potential and are motivated to choose a healthy active lifestyle’. This is achieved through our 7 ambitions: High Quality Physical Education and Education programmes, School Sport, Leadership and Volunteering, Club and Community Links, Talent Identification and Development, Physical Activity, Management, Governance, Funding and Communication

Chesterfield School Sport Partnership works with a range of key partners including, 8 secondary schools, 2 special schools, 40 junior, primary and infant schools, Chesterfield College, Chesterfield Borough Council, Active Derbyshire and local sports clubs.

 

Essential personal skills, qualities and experience the applicant will be assessed on include:

  • GCSE Maths and English or equivalent A* – C
  • Experience of using marketing tools (for example social media, wordpress and MailChimp)
  • Excellent written or verbal communication skills
  • Excellent IT and administration skills including the use of Microsoft Office
  • Adaptable and flexible with a positive and confident attitude

For more information, please download the Project Officer Job Information Pack 2018

Application Form

Brookfield Community School Information – January 2018

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Job Vacancy – Partnership Development Manager (Maternity Cover)

We are looking for a talented individual to manage the development of Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity across schools and communities in Chesterfield. Founded in 2004, Chesterfield School Sport Partnership is an organisation passionate about changing the lives of young people through sport, physical activity and educational interventions. Our mission is ‘to ensure that young people in Chesterfield enjoy their experience of Physical Education and sport, are supported to fulfil their potential and are motivated to choose a healthy active lifestyle’. This is achieved through our 7 ambitions: High Quality Physical Education and Education programmes, School Sport, Leadership and Volunteering, Club and Community Links, Talent Identification and Development, Physical Activity, Management, Governance, Funding and Communication.

Chesterfield School Sport Partnership works with a range of key partners including, 8 secondary schools, 2 special schools, 40 junior, primary and infant schools, Chesterfield College, Chesterfield Borough Council, Active Derbyshire and local sports clubs.

 

Essential personal skills, qualities and experience the applicant will be assessed on include:

  1. Educated to degree level or equivalent standard with further relevant professional developmentKnowledge and understanding of local, regional and national structures, and policies relating to physical education, school sport and physical activity
  2. Experience of project management and reporting of physical education, school sport and physical activity projects including financial management
  3. Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to sustain positive relationships
  4. Excellent IT and administration skills including the use of Microsoft Office
  5. Positive and confident attitude with a passion for physical education, sport and physical activity

 

For more information, please download the Partnership Development Manager Job Information Pack

Application Form

Brookfield Community School Information – January 2018

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FREE Tickets for U16’s

Derbyshire County Cricket Club are offering FREE places for U16’s with a paying adult.

 

When?

Sunday 22 July – Wednesday 25 July, 11am-6pm

Who?

Derbyshire v Northants

Where?

Queen’s Park Cricket Ground

 

First-class fixture featuring internationals Ben Duckett and Ravi Rampaul

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS DERBYSHIRE BOCCIA COMPETITION

Please find below information regarding Special Olympics Derbyshire’s ‘Come and Try’ Boccia Competition. This event is open to anyone aged 8 and up who has a learning disability (for a further explanation please see below) and a desire to play boccia.

 

WHEN: Sunday 29th April 2018 10.30am to 3.30pm

WHERE: Queen’s Park Sports Centre, Boythorpe Road, Chesterfield S40 2ND

WHO: Players aged 8+ with an intellectual disability (learning difficulty)

COMPETITION TYPE: Team competition, minimum of 3 players, maximum of 5 players.

 

HOW TO ENTER

To enter a team please contact Gill Hawketts (before April 3rd) or Rachael Dyer (after April 3rd) detailing the number of teams you wish to bring and any special requirements you may have. The deadline for entries is Friday 20th March.

 

COST

The cost is £15 per team and can be paid by cheque or cash on the day made payable to Special Olympics Derbyshire.

 

VENUE

  • Queen’s Park is fully accessible with 2 disabled changing rooms.
  • There is a cafeteria and vending machines to purchase snacks, drinks and lunch.
  • There is a large car park with bays for blue badge holders.

 

 

Identifying persons with an intellectual (learning) disability

A person is considered to have a learning disability for purposes of determining his or her eligibility to participate in Special Olympics if that person satisfies any one of the following requirements:

  • The person has been identified as having a learning disability: which is defined as ‘a condition of arrested or incomplete development of mind, which is characterized by impairment of skills manifested during the developmental period, which contribute to the overall level of intelligence, i.e. cognitive, language, motor and social abilities’ (World Health Organisation ICD-10)
  • In other words: ‘A significantly reduced ability to understand new or complex information, to learn new skills (impaired intelligence) with a reduced ability to cope independently (impaired social functioning) which started before adulthood, with a lasting effect on development’ (Department of Health (2001) Valuing People) “Before Adulthood” means before the age of 18.
  • In common with other national and international sports organisations, Special Olympics GB deems a person to have an intellectual disability if they have a full scale IQ score of 75 or lower. IQ tests are acknowledged to be limited that is why it is important to gather other information to assist in understanding an individual’s abilities. In addition the individual is usually expected to have significant difficulties with self-care, adaptive behaviour and self-organisational skills. This definition covers adults with autism who also have learning disabilities, but not those with a higher level of autistic spectrum disorder who may be of average, or above average intelligence, such as people with Asperger’s Syndrome. SOGB receives many enquiries from people who are uncertain whether their son or daughter is eligible to participate in Special Olympics. It is important to draw a distinction between people who have a general learning disability (who are eligible for Special Olympics) and those with a specific learning difficulty (who are ineligible). Conditions such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, attention deficit disorder or challenging behaviour are not eligible for Special Olympics.
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‘Winter is Coming’ as over 450 take part in Cross Country

St Mary’s retain Champion School Trophy

Over 450 runners from eight secondary schools took to the challenging cross country course at Mount St. Mary’s College on Thursday 30th November for the 2017 Chesterfield Schools Secondary Cross Country event supported by the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership.

There were eight races, each split by year group and gender, making for some close contests towards the finish line. Despite Brookfield regularly finishing in the top three, St Mary’s Catholic High School dominated finishing in the top three for every age group in the team event and retained the Cross Country Champion School trophy.

Conditions on the day were extremely cold, with one of the races having to deal with a snow shower! The course at Mount St Mary’s was in fantastic shape, challenging and testing the runners throughout the day.

Mr Schofield, Head of Physical Education at Netherthorpe School and Race Starter said: “We always look forward to the Cross Country event. It has been a brilliant day with some outstanding performances in challenging cold conditions. The stand out performance has to be from Elsbeth Grant, completing the 3km course in under 11minutes!”.

All the runners had a great day and competed in excellent spirit. The top runners in each age group will now be invited to represent Chesterfield and compete in the County Schools’ Cross Country in January 2018.

Individual and team results can be found via the links below;

Year 7 Girls team

Year 7 Girls Individual

Year 7 Boys team

Year 7 Boys individual

Year 8 Girls team

Year 8 Girls individual

Year 8 Boys team

Year 8 Boys individual

Year 9 Girls team

Year 9 Girls individual

Year 9 Boys team

Year 9 Boys individual

Year 10&11 Girls team

Year 10&11 Girls individual

Year 10&11 Boys team

Year 10&11 Boys individual

Champion School

Links to the images from the day will follow shortly.

Year 7 Boys photos

Year 7 Girls photos

Year 8 Boys photos

Year 8 Girls photos

Year 9 Boys photos

Year 9 Girls photos

Year 10&11 Boys photos

Year 10&11 Girls photos

Let us know what you thought of the day by connecting through social media

Twitter: @chesterfieldssp

Facebook: /chesterfieldssp

Instagram: @chesterfieldssp

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Chesterfield & District Athletics Summer Camp Club

Chesterfield & District Athletics Club is offering the full range of Olympic track and field events, with specialist coaching by fully qualified UK Athletics coaches providing a great opportunity to have some fun and to take part in a range of athletic disciplines.

Chesterfield & District Athletics Club is an exciting athletic club for anyone from the age of 9. They offer specialist athletic coaching across all track & field athletic events, including: jumps, throws, sprints, endurance and hurdles with some of the Derbyshire’s leading athletes and coaches.

The camp is open to anyone aged 8 years and over.

The cost for a place on the camp is £70 per week or £15 per day.

This will include complimentary entrance to one athletic session on a normal club night, to be taken by 31 December 2017.

There will be limited places which will be allocated on a first come basis.

 

The camp will take place at:

Tupton Hall School,

Station New Rd, Old Tupton, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S42 6GL

 

If you require any further information please email Chesterfield Athletics Club – cdacsummercamp@gmail.com

Closing date Monday 31st July

 

Please fill out a form Summer Camp Enrolment 2017

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Chesterfield trio honoured at 2016 Derby Telegraph Sports Awards

A trio of Chesterfield sporting heroes were recognised for their excellence at last night’s (November 10) 2016 Derby Telegraph Sports Awards, held in Association with Derbyshire Sport and Champions UK.

Liam Pitchford, Tim Sadler and Alicia Barrett were category runners-up at the prestigious ceremony, staged at The Roundhouse in Derby, which brought together the leading contenders from across the county in elite and grass roots sport.

Table tennis player Pitchford, who represented Great Britain at this summer’s Olympics in the singles and doubles, made the final three in Sportsperson of the Year, along with fellow Rio stars Adam Peaty and Lewis White.

But it was swimmer Peaty who got the nod to win the award for the third year running after the City of Derby star won gold in the 100m breaststroke in emphatic style out in Brazil with a new world record.

Liam, a former Netherthorpe School pupil, began his table tennis career at Colin Deaton Table Tennis club, based in Staveley. The former ICON bursary programme athlete also picked up a silver medal in the 4x100m medley relay, where Great Britain were narrowly pipped for top spot by a Michael Phelps-inspired Team USA.

The race for the Young Sportswoman of the Year title was keenly fought, with Newbold’s sprint hurdler Barrett, a finalist at the World Junior Championships this year, edged out by with North East Derbyshire heptathlete Niamh Emerson, who beat the British age group record twice and won a European Junior heptathlon bronze medal.

“It’s great to be nominated again, even if I didn’t win,” said Chesterfield Athletics Club member Barrett, 18. “If I was going to be runner-up to anyone it would be Niamh because I’ve known her for a really long time and we are good friends.

“It’s really nice to get the recognition because you don’t expect to be chosen from all the talented young athletes in the county – it’s really cool.”

The Service to Sport award saw Chesterfield’s Sadler make the final three for his sterling work with Brampton Rovers, Chesterfield Town and Newbold Community Football Training.

However, he was pipped to the top prize City of Derby’s Lesley Sturgess who has volunteer in sport for nearly 40 years at Derby Ladies Hockey Club and then in Derbyshire squash.

“I was really excited when I first found out I’d been nominated for the county awards,” said Sadler. “I was lucky enough to win that and it’s great to be here with so many other great sports people on this stage.

“As a player my career was halted by injury, but I‘ve continued to get involved as a secretary, manager and coaching. It’s the love of the game, a bug. I love to see the young players, from under-privileged areas in some cases, develop and then themselves become coaches, and I also like to see people of all abilities enjoying the game.”

The evening was hosted by television presenter and sports reporter Gary Newbon and weather presenter Emma Jesson and saw around 300 guests in attendance, with money raised for Rainbows Children’s Hospice.

Full list of winners tabled below:

Category Winner Runners Up
Sportsman Adam Peaty Lewis White, Liam Pitchford
Sportswoman Hollie Webb Caroline Povey, Sophie Baggaley
Disabled Lewis White Phil Hogg, Ryan Taylor, Ryan Cowling
Team Derbyshire’s Women Cricket Team Derbyshire Disabled Cricket Team, Swadlincote Swifts
Coach Mel Marshall Alan Cooke, Gareth Pilkington
Volunteer Matthew Dalley Helen Watts, Tracy Parker
Community Long Eaton Parkrun Neville Hardy, Steve Summer
Club PEAKSUP Darkstar, Glossop North End
Service to Sport Lesley Sturgess Tim Sadler, Mark Hallows
Junior Team M1 Racing Academy Denby Cricket Club U13s, Buxton Athletic Fell Runners
Young Sportsman David Hong Cameron Orr, Gareth Griffiths
Young Sportswomen Niamh Emerson Alicia Barrett, Isobel Brown
Junior Sportsperson Ella Rush Charlie Ward, George Cooper, Archie Qualtrough
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Key Steps Gym comes to Netherthorpe

Over 60 Key Stage 1 pupils from Norbriggs Primary, Speedwell Infant, Hollingwood Primary and Poolsbrook Primary school made their way to Netherthorpe School for this event.

The sports hall was packed with excited children as they took part in 11 different activities, all aimed at introducing them to basic movement and gymnastics techniques. The activities included jumping from springboards, balance beams and floor mat exercises.

The event was well received by both the teachers and pupils. Ben Roberts said: “The kids all loved it. It was really well organised.”

The packed event was allowed to run smoothly by the excellent work of our Young Leaders from Netherthorpe School. Many of them on the partnership’s Sports Leaders UK course, they were eager to instruct and help the young children through the different stations, whilst always making them fun and active.

One leader from Netherthorpe said that her favourite thing about this event was, “Watching them all having fun and engaging in the activities!”

There are more Key Steps Gym events scheduled for the next few weeks and already well over 100 pupils have been signed up for the jam-packed fun afternoon!

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