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Active Chesterfield Sports Awards 2017

Nominations for school and community awards are now open!

It’s time to get your nominations in for the Active Chesterfield Sports Awards 2017. In its third year, the grand awards ceremony is delivered by the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership and aims to recognise and reward Chesterfield’s sporting heroes. Details of all categories are available Awards summary.

The awards ceremony will take place at the Winding Wheel Theatre in Chesterfield on 28th September. Split into separate school and community categories, there are 32 awards to acclaim junior stars, school teams, volunteers, coaches, community clubs and much more!

Mark Tournier, Partnership Development Manager at the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership, said: “The Active Chesterfield Awards provide an exciting platform to recognise and celebrate local sporting success and honor the dedication of sports leaders and volunteers.

Nominations are accepted online at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ChesSA2017

The nomination form can also be sent by email to m.tournier@brookfield.derbyshire.sch.uk or by post to: Chesterfield School Sport Partnership, Brookfield Community School, Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 3NS

Last years’ community awards were dominated by 2016 Rio Olympian Liam Pitchford and Deaf Golf World Champion Lydia Ingman who were crowned Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year respectively.

Lydia Ingman said: “Though totally unexpected, I am truly honoured to have received this accolade, and would like to thank my family and all others who have supported me over the years, for making it happen.”

Liam Pitchford was unable to attend the event as he was competing in Europe. His proud father was there to collect the Sportsman of the Year award on his behalf. In a video message, Liam said: “It’s a real honour to receive the award after what has been an amazing year.”

Volunteers and coaches were rewarded too, with Tim Sadler being awarded the Lifetime Achievement award, which caps of an incredible summer for Tim, having been awarded the People’s Award Outstanding Contribution to Community Football by Derbyshire FA in July.

2017 is set to be another fantastic year for sporting stars from across Chesterfield.

To nominate your sporting star please download a Nomination Form or Nominate Online and make sure our local sporting stars receive the recognition they deserve.

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Gold for Brockwell Badgers

It has been an exciting but tough journey during our qualifiers nonetheless we were delighted to welcome seven teams in the year 3 and 4 Mini Tennis Final held at Chesterfield Lawn Tennis Club.

Mini Tennis is fun, great for fitness and for developing hand eye co-ordination. It can be played by all ages and abilities and this is a mixed boys and girls competition. Each individual boy will take it in turns to play their opposition whilst the girls play their double game. From there, they will alternate. Each point is recorded when there is an unsuccessful second serve, the ball is out of bounds or there is a double bounce. The player with the most points gained will win the game.

On the courts, we welcomed Brockwell Badgers, Beavers and Bears, Hollingwood, William Rhodes and Walton Holymoorside Aces and Whales. A strong competition that saw many close matches.

One teacher, from William Rhodes Primary School, said; “These kids absolutely love it today. They have learnt so many new skills and I think it is great that they get a chance to play against different schools who are all at different levels. There are some incredibly talented young people.”

The Chesterfield College leaders were quick to explain the rules to ensure the young players understood. Doubling up on each court, they recorded the scores and encouraged the players throughout. One of the Sports Leaders, Imogen, of Chesterfield College, said; “I’m really blown away with how good they are considering how young they all are. They are so polite and encouraging towards each other also, which is a nice thing to see.”

One pupil from Walton Holymoorside, said; “I’ve really enjoyed myself today. I tried my best and managed to win a few games, but there were some really good players which I lost to.”

After a fantastic final with incredible spirit shown throughout the day, Brockwell Badgers took the Gold for the Year 3&4 Mini Tennis Competition and will now represent Chesterfield in the Derbyshire School Games event on 11th July. We wish them all the best.

Thank you to the Chesterfield Tennis Club for a fantastic venue and the help and support of the Chesterfield College leaders.

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New Swim England Report Shows Health Benefits of Swimming

 

England has released a new report detailing the health benefits of swimming for individuals, communities and population health. Swimming regularly has considerable health and wellbeing benefits in comparison to people who do not engage in swimming.

Key findings

  • Water-based activity has specific advantages over land-based exercise alone.
    Swimming regularly is associated with a 28% reduced risk of all cause mortality and 41% reduced risk of cardiovascular disease mortality.
    People who swim for recreational or competitive purposes are eight times more likely to meet the physical activity guidelines compared to those who don’t.
    Long term swim training can improve cardiorespiratory fitness or endurance in several populations including women during pregnancy, children with asthma and adults with osteoarthritis.
    The report is divided into seven chapters, each containing an evidence review for the health benefits of swimming.

The individual health benefits of swimming and other water-based activities

  • Swimming and mental health benefits
    Physiology of swimming and health benefits
    Benefits of swimming for communities within a framework of delivering community capacity
    The public health benefits of swimming
    Benefits of swimming as a sport
    The economic case for swimming.

Click HERE to read the full report, or HERE for the Executive Summary

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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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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;
Email     m.tournier@brookfield.derbyshire.sch.uk

Tel          01246 565825

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Young athletes shine at Quadkids

Nearly 300 pupils from across Chesterfield primary and secondary school took part in this year’s Quadkids event held at Mount St Marys College.

Quadkids is a new and exciting athletics concept designed to give more children the opportunity to participate in and enjoy the core disciplines of athletics. It is specifically designed to be inclusive, competitive, quick and fun. Primarily a team based quadrathlon competition where individual performances are scored using a points table and the winners are the team with the highest cumulative points score. Quadkids allows all athletes to take part in a sprint, distance run, standing long jump and vortex howler throw.

The day kicked off with our first event, 50m sprint for the Year 1 & 2. Brampton Primary school were eager to get started, and after a practice run, it were the girls to begin the race. After a great run, Evie K took the first place followed closely by Grace. The boys were up and it was Scott who stormed ahead to win the race.

Meanwhile on the grass, the year 3 & 4 were preparing for the standing long jump. There were some fantastic jumps with excellent technique but it was Connor from Brampton Stings won the boys while Gracie T from Old Hall yellow took first place for the girls.

The year 5 & 6 pupils were beginning their first event on the field with the Vortex Howler Throw. Sam from Old Hall Yellow took first place with a whopping 32 metres whilst Lottie from Hasland Harriers won in the girls’ category.

On the track, the year 3/4 pupils were taking their mark for the 50m Sprint race. Grace D from Old Hall Blue stormed ahead to take first place with Nathaniel from Brockwell Badgers winning the boys race adding, “That was so much fun. I’m so glad I won but there were some really good runners.”

Back to the track event and next up was the 75m sprint race for the year 5 & 6. After some very close competition, it was down to video finishes to determine some of the races! Brampton Bees runner Ethan finished with the quickest time with Missy from Hasland Harriers winning in the girl’s race.

On the field, the year 1 & 2 were giving their all in the standing long jump with the year 3 & 4 competing in the Howler throw. First place winner Poppy from Old Hall Yellow described, “I didn’t think I was going to do THAT well in the throwing one but I just gave it my all and threw it as hard as I could, and it went so far.”

After a quick break we moved onto the distance running events, with the year 1 & 2 preparing for their 300m race. It was a tough run but Evie K and Scott both from Brampton Primary School took the first place.

It was a 400m race for the year 3 & 4 and a close one at that with Sam from Brockwell Badgers taking the win for the boy’s race. After an impressive set of races from the girls, both Faye and Scarlett from Brampton finished with the same time to take joint first place for the girls.

Our final race was the year 5 & 6 600m and the first set of girls were up. A fantastic run from Lucy of Brockwell Badgers who took first place, showing great sportsmanship by congratulating and shaking each competitor’s hands.

Mark Tournier, Partnership Development Manager of Chesterfield School Sport Partnership, announced, “It was a thoroughly enjoyable day at an inspirational venue, providing the opportunity for young people to experience four different athletic events and challenge their own personal best.”

We would like to say a big thank you for the support we received from the sports leaders and Chesterfield College leaders, as well as Mount St Marys College for hosting this event.

Some participants will be invited to represent Chesterfield and compete in the North Derbyshire Quadkids District Finals held in July.

For a full list of results from the primary and secondary school Quadkids competition, please click on the relevant link below.

Primary Quadkids results

Secondary Quadkids results

 

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Watch first-class cricket and 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;
Email     m.tournier@brookfield.derbyshire.sch.uk
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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Smiles all around for successful infant festivals

15 schools across Chesterfield had the chance to experience a fun day of Sportshall athletics themed activities at the 2017 Infant Agility Festivals. Ran by the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership, Key Stage 1 pupils enjoyed a variety of activities. Spread across 12 stations, the activities were aimed at developing core stability, balance, agility, strength, speed and coordination.

Sarah Evans, Leadership and Physical Activity Officer at the SSP said, “We were delighted to welcome nearly 900 infants to take part in the KS1 Infant Agility festivals. It was great seeing so many young people taking part in the events, not only being active but they were able to interact with other young people from different schools.”

The ‘Striker’ activity proved to be one of the favourite stations, encouraging participants to focus on their accuracy and co-ordination. Albie, of Mary Swanwick, expressed, “The Striker was the best because I got to play two of my favourite games, football and bowling.”

Another popular station, ‘Bowler’, was a target challenge activity, which helps to develop rhythm, focus, accuracy and hand-eye coordination, skills that will transfer into a wide variety of games, challenges and activities. Katie from Temple Normanton said, “The one where you roll the ball to get the skittles down was my favourite because I like knocking them all over and I was really good at it.”

Mrs Plowright of Speedwell Infant School explained how “fantastic it has been for the children. We have seen such an improvement in a short amount of time. The leaders were fantastic with helping them to develop their skills.”

Other stations worked closely on Sportshall Athletics style activities, including a Balance station, Speed Bounce, Jumper, Stepper, Launcher and Runner. The Pitcher station was an excited target based activity that entailed the participant to aim the beanbag into the right coloured section on the mat. Working on accuracy, concentration and hand-eye co-ordination, one pupil from Holmehall Primary School described the activity as “tough, but I’m glad I did it because I didn’t know I could throw that well.”

Miss Hill, of Hady Primary School said, “There’s a good variety of activities. The leaders worked well at getting the children engaged. They were all out of breath which is what you want at events like this.”

Miss Hardy of Cutthorpe Primary School, “I was very nervous about splitting our school up but the leaders and rotations made it a very easy transition and the children loved every minute of it.”

The Key Stage 1 Infant Agility Festivals proved to be a popular event, running over six different days. We would like to give a special thanks to our numerous leaders of Springwell School, Netherthorpe School and Chesterfield College who made the events a smooth and enjoyable experience.

Mrs Carter and Mrs Gale from Temple Normanton described the festival as “engaging and challenging. It was nice to see so many pupils interacting well with each other from different schools. Something our children do not get to do very often. It is nice to have that opportunity.”

 

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