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Hasland Hall win Year 9/10 Girls’ Football Contest

Six Year 9/10 Girls’ Football teams from across Chesterfield took part in the final of our secondary competition yesterday.

After winning every game, Hasland Hall Community School were crowned champions ahead of St. Mary’s Catholic High School.

There were also teams from Brookfield Community School, Netherthorpe School, Springwell Community College and Outwood Academy Newbold.

Mr Leatherday, of Hasland Hall, said: “They’re a really good team. There’s a few that play for teams outside school but the whole team work together well.”

The tournament was played in a great spirit, highlighted by the players posing for a big group photo at the end. Well done to everyone that took part!

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Work on cycle path gathers pace

Work to build a cycle path in Chesterfield between Queen’s Park and the train station has been given the all-clear and is now underway.

The path is being installed as part of the Chesterfield Cycle Network, long term project to link shopping areas to the train and bus stations, as well as the main residential areas in the town.

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Rugby coach honoured by Lifetime Achievement Award

It is almost two months since the inaugural Active Chesterfield Sports Awards and our Lifetime Achievement winner, John Jefferson, continues to dedicate his time to local community rugby.

John has been an integral and enthusiastic part of the Chesterfield Rugby Club for over 20 years. Keen to teach people that rugby is a sport that can be played at all levels for many years, John set his sights on training young players, many of whom are still playing at clubs up and down the country to this day.  Continue reading

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Key Steps Gym reaches almost 150 children

147 Key Stage 1 pupils from Brimington Infant, Speedwell Infant, Hollingwood Primary and Poolsbrook Primary schools made their way to Netherthorpe School for today’s 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.  Continue reading

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Coaching Derbyshire Bursary

Coaching Derbyshire provides funding support, among many other things, to assist Coaches across Derbyshire in their development.

The vision of Coaching Derbyshire is to develop and support a community of qualified and skilled coaches who can support Derbyshire Sport’s overall vision to become one of the most active and successful sporting counties.

Coaching Derbyshire aims to be a one stop shop for all your coaching needs. If you are looking for a course near you, then check out their course finder, bringing together course information from a range of agencies.  Continue reading

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Olympic volleyball captain visits Spire Juniors

Former Team GB Olympic Volleyball captain, Ben Pipes, led a jam-packed IMPACT day at Spire Junior School yesterday.

A Sky ‘Living for Sport’ mentor, Pipes uses his experiences as an athlete to motivate and inspire young students. Opening the whole school assembly by admitting he was far from a fine sportsman in his youth, the volleyball champ encouraged the Poolsbrook pupils to take any opportunities that arose to find what they enjoy.  Continue reading

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GO Run For Fun team hit 100,000 pupil target

After hosting a GO Run For Fun event at Mount St. Mary’s College on 1st October, we have followed the progress of the GO Run For Fun team as they aim to reach as many primary school children as possible. Their message is simple – to get as many young pupil running as possible, through fun and well organised events.

Heading a national campaign, the small but dedicated GO Run For Fun team, set themselves an initial target of reaching 100,000 pupils. They will surpass this target today in Liverpool as they host another event for over 700 children across 23 primary schools.  Continue reading

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