Active Chesterfield Sports Awards NOW OPEN!

Nominations for school and community awards are now open!

It’s time to get your nominations in for the Active Chesterfield Sports Awards 2016. The grand awards ceremony is delivered by the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership and Chesterfield Borough Council and aims to recognise and reward Chesterfield’s sporting heroes.


The awards ceremony will take place at the Winding Wheel Theatre in Chesterfield on Thursday 29th September. Split into separate school and community categories, there are 26 awards to acclaim junior stars, school teams, volunteers, coaches, community clubs and much more.

 Active Chesterfield Sports Awards Criteria

Nominations are accepted online

The Chesterfield Sports Awards Nomination Form 2016 can also be sent by post to:

Mark Tournier, Partnership Development Manager, Chesterfield School Sport Partnership, Brookfield Community School, Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 3NS

Cathy Hinde, Marketing and Communications Officer, Sport and Leisure, Chesterfield Borough Council, Chesterfield Town Hall, Rose Hill, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S40 1LP


Last year’s Sportsman of the Year, Liam Pitchford, will be in contention again this year, following an impressive performance at the UK championships that saw him reach the semi-finals.


Collecting the award on his behalf last year, his father said: “Liam left for Germany aged 17. He’s given up a lot and you could say he’s missed out on some things but he’s achieved so much more. He’s put the effort in and still has things he wants to achieve.”


Last year we received a great many nominations for hundreds of deserving candidates. The past year has seen more sporting success for Chesterfield’s teams and schools, as well as dedication and hard work from coaches and volunteers. If you think this hard work needs to be recognised, send your nominations in before the closing date on Monday 1st August.

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World Record Attempt Achieved

Hosted by the Proact stadium and backed by the British Heat Foundation, hundreds of School children from across Chesterfield smashed the World Record for the number of people taking part in a First Aid lesson.


The lesson was a combination of practical and video delivery to teach people valuable life saving skills. It included;

– D.R.S.A.B.C

– Recovery position

– Bleeding



Sarah Evans, Leadership and Physical Activity Officer said ‘This is a great way for everyone to learn the basics that one day will save someone’s life. All of the school children and public that are here today will now have the confidence to help someone in need’


Miss Lenthall, Teacher commented ‘A really well organised event that not only brought together a community but delivered life saving skills to us all. The children enjoyed the practical skills and say they feel more confident in helping someone who needs it. They also loved bring part of a record breaking attempt. The children were very proud of their medals and a huge roar erupted when they found out the record have been awarded to Chesterfield’


Watch the video

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Athletics Summer Camp at Tupton Hall

Not got anything planned this summer?

Chesterfield & District Athletics Club are hosting their annual Summer Camp on Monday 1st-Friday 5th August. Coaching in all running, jumping and throwing events will be delivered.

To book or for more information, please click here

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Travel Smart Week

Derbyshire County Councils Travel Smart week is here and its easy to take part. All you need to do is actively travel to and from school everyday this week. How? Walking, Cycling or scooting.

There are many benefits to both you and the environment. These include;

– Reducing CO2 emissions

– Developing better road sense

– Contributes to your 60 minutes of physical activity a day

– Concentrate better at school for up to 4 hours

Lets take on the challenge, how many days can you actively travel to school?

Click here for more information

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What motivates young people to be active?

This animation below and guidance from Sports Coach UK and Sport England is the second in a series of learning for youth coaches in bite-sized pieces. It is the second in a series, the first of which, ‘What makes your sessions Unmissable for Young People?’ can be found here. The third, ‘How to Coach young people when life changes’, will be released at the end of April.

This animation shows how everyone has a different reason or motivation for taking part in sport – these reasons can change with time.

Coaches play an essential role in keeping young people engaged in sport if they:

– Find out why young people turn up to sessions

– Plan and deliver sessions to meet these reasons or motivations

– Recognise when motivations have been fulfilled.

Sports Coach UK and Sport England have been working together to support youth coaches in understanding and applying learning from the latest youth insight Under the Skin. As part of this, they asked young people why they take part in sport or activity. The most common reasons included:

– to meet new people

– to hang out with friends

– to get in shape

– to be healthy

– for fun and enjoyment

– to learn new skills.

The challenge for coaches, activators and leaders is to plan and deliver sessions to meet these reasons for taking part. Use the video to help you consider ‘What motivates young people to be active?’

Remember – all young people are different and will have different reasons for taking part, based on their different experiences, personality and lifestyle factors.

Download the accompanying guide ‘‘What motivates young people to be active?‘.

(Via Sports Coach UK)

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Public Health England introduce new Eatwell Guide

Public Health England (PHE) regularly reviews dietary recommendations as part of its role in promoting public health. In light of new evidence about our diet and health, particularly revised recommendations on sugars and fibre, a review of The Eatwell Plate was undertaken. As a result of the review, a new healthy eating guide for the UK has been developed – The Eatwell Guide.  Continue reading

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Players’ Kit Scheme 2016 open for applications

School and district teams can now apply for new kit in latest edition of Premier League programme

This season’s Premier League Players’ Kit Scheme has now opened for applications from schools and district teams across the country.
The Scheme, which is now in its fifth year, sees players from each of the 20 Premier League Clubs donate funds for full team kits (of 15 strips) to school groups and district teams who apply online via this link.  Continue reading

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