Winter 2018 Day 3 – Hundreds of girls show off their skills at Girls Football Finals

Thirty five teams from across the county took part in the event which aimed to encourage more pupils to take part in competitive school sport and be physically active.

The Finals were split into two separate competitions with one for girls in Years 3-4 and one for girls in Years 5-6.

In both competitions teams were split into four groups of four teams. Teams then played off against each other in a round robin format playing 8 minute long matches.

All matches were refereed by female students from the Easton & Otley College Girls Football Academy.

Once the group matches were completed the teams that finished 1st or 2nd in each group qualified to go into the Cup Competition. The teams who finished 3rd or 4th moved into the Plate Competition.

Both the Cup and Plate competitions were split in to two groups of four teams who again battled it out in a round robin format. The format of the event was designed to make

At the culmination of the Cup and Plate groups the teams who finished in the same position in each of the Cup/Plate groups played off against each other for overall position.

The finals standings were;

Year 3-4 Girls Finals

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  • 1st – Firside
  • 2nd – Martham
  • 3rd – Woodlands
  • 4th – Ellingham & Woodton
  • 5th – Ashwicken
  • 6th – Terrington
  • 7th – Swanton Morley
  • 8th – Harleston

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  • 1st – Woodland View
  • 2nd – Mulbarton
  • 3rd  – Great Ellingham
  • 4th – Bluebell
  • 5th – Old Catton
  • 6th – Attleborough
  • 7th – Millfield
Year 5-6 Girls Finals

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  • 1st – Martham
  • 2nd – Sheringham
  • 3rd – Hethersett
  • 4th – Wreningham
  • 5th – Fakenham
  • 6th – Woodlands
  • 7th – St Augustines
  • 8th – South Wootton

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  • 1st – Coltishall 1
  • 2nd – Firside
  • 3rd  – Mulbarton
  • 4th – Weeting
  • 5th – Ellingham & Woodton
  • 6th – Gayton
  • 7th – Attleborough
  • 8th – Coltishall 2

To view/purchase photos taken at the event by our official event photographer please visit the event photo gallery.

Jon Osborne, School Games Organiser commented;

“Congratulations to all of the girls that took part in today’s Girls Football Finals. They have all done really well to qualify through to represent their local School Sport Partnership in today’s Finals. It has been great to see so many girls taking part in the qualifying competitions and having the opportunity to take part in competitive football matches, many for the first time. We hope that many of them will have been bitten by the football bug and they will go on to continue playing football at school or in their own time by joining a local football club.”

If your child enjoyed taking part in the Girls Football Finals and would like to join a local community football club or session then visit the Clubs page of our website where you can see links to information about girls football opportunities available across Norfolk.

Winter 2018 Day 2 – 640 runners take over Holkham Hall for the Cross Country County Finals

Wednesday 7th March saw day 2 of the 2018 Norfolk School Games Winter Finals take place at our brand new venue Holkham Hall. Although the event had been postponed, after the snowy conditions last week, the second day of the Games saw 640 young runners take part in the Yr 3-6 cross country finals.

Each of the participants had qualified to represent their local School Sports Partnership (SSP) by taking part in a prior qualifying competition. Each SSP team included 80 runners made up of 10 boys and girls from each of years 3/4/5/6.

Despite the drizzly start to the day, everyone kept in high spirits and the sun even made an appearance towards the end of the afternoon.

Pupils were given the chance to walk the courses prior to the first race to familiarise themselves with the route.

Each of the races was tremendously exciting with runners setting off at a spirited pace. Runners were cheered on by hundreds of spectators who had come to watch the top young runners in the county compete.

The young runners completed the following distances;

• Year 3 (boys & girls) – 1000m
• Year 4 (boys & girls) – 1200m
• Year 5 (boys & girls) – 1400m
• Year 6 (boys & girls) – 1600m

For the results of the Top 3 runners from todays finals …click here.

Medals were presented to our Top 3 runners by Team England squad member Iona Lake, who has qualified for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia, which are to be held later this year.

You can also view and purchase a selection of photos, of each race taken by our event photographer by clicking here.

The event was supported by sports leaders from Alderman Peel High School, who acted as marshals to help guide runners around the course. A massive thank you to all of the volunteers that supported the event and also to Holkham Hall for allowing Norfolk School Games to host the 2018 Cross Country Finals at this stunning new venue.

Unfortunately we experienced a technical fault that means we are unable to publish the full results list as announced. We are currently seeking external advice to try to resolve this issue. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. 

The 2018 Norfolk School Games Finals continue with Day 3 on Thursday 8th March when the Primary Girls Football Finals are to be held at Goals, in Norwich.

Spectator information reminder for Cross Country Finals

The event will be taking place at Holkham Hall this Wednesday 7th March.

Cars are permitted to enter via the north gates. For Sat Navs, please use the postcode NR23 1RH. For cars bringing participants, a parking pass will need to be shown to car parking staff who will direct drivers to the correct car park. These can be obtained from the member of staff in charge of bringing participants.

Hot drinks will be available to purchase on the day, however competitors are advised to bring a packed lunch. The competitors should arrive in kit ready to run. We would recommend all athletes bring warm clothes and plenty to drink as they may be waiting around at times. Please encourage runners to bring warm clothes for before and after races.

We also advise all spectators to come prepared for poor weather.

PLEASE NOTE – We have no indoor space available for the duration of the event

Parents are welcome to come and watch on the day, however, there will be designated areas for spectators. We ask that you support us by remaining in the spectator area as directed by event staff.  This is to safeguard all the children at our event.

Please also be advised that the grounds will be open to other visitors so it is highly like that there will be members of the public including dog walkers around on the day although the general public will be informed of the event via social media prior to the day.

The format of the day is shown below as well as distances of each race.

11.10AM – COURSE INSPECTION YR 3 & 4 – Runners to meet on the warm up area (shown on the map) to walk the course as a guided group.  No spectators to come on the course inspection please.

 

11.35AM – COURSE INSPECTION YR 5 & 6 – Runners to meet on the warm up area (shown on the map) to walk the course as a guided group.  No spectators please to come on the course inspection please.

 

11.50AM – Year 3 Girl runners called for the start of their race. Runners leave all belongings in their area of the holding pens

 

12.00PM – Start of 1000m Year 3 Girls race. Year 3 Boy runners to be called for the start of their race. Runners leave belongings in their area

 

12.20PM – Start of 1000m Year 3 Boys race. Year 4 Girl runners to be called for the start of their race. Runners leave belongings in their area

 

12.40PM – Start of 1200m Year 4 Girls race. Year 4 Boy runners to be called for the start of their race. Runners leave belongings in their area

 

12.55PM – Start of 1200m Year 4 Boys race. Year 5 Girl runners to be called for the start of their race. Runners leave belongings in their area

 

13.10PM – Start of 1400m Year 5 Girls race. Year 5 Boy runners to be called for the start of their race. Runners leave belongings in their area.

 

13.25PM – Start of 1400m Year 5 Boys race. Year 6 Girl runners to be called for the start of their race. Runners leave belongings in their area

 

13.40PM – Start of 1600m Year 6 Girls race. Year 6 Boys runners to be called for the start of their race. Runners leave belongings in their area

 

13.55PM – Start of 1600m Year 6 Boys race. Runners leave belongings in their area. All runners to gather back in holding pens ready for departure.

 

 

Norfolk Winter School Games Week Postponed

Due to weather conditions forecast this week we have taken the decision to postpone the following Norfolk School Games Finals: 

Cross Country- Forecasts are suggesting that Holkham could feel as cold as -10 degrees and with there being no indoor space for competitors and predicted travel disruption we felt that in the interest of ensuring a positive and safe experience for competitors we need to rearrange.

The event will now take place on Wednesday 7th March, still at Holkham Hall, the event schedule and timings remain as planned.

 

Girls Football- Overnight snowfall expected over the next two nights is likely to result in the pitches not being clear for play on the day of the event. That along with the forecasts suggesting the temperature will not go above freezing and current school closures we have no other option than to postpone this event.

The event will now take place on Thursday 8th March, still at Goals Centre, Norwich, the event schedule and timings remain as planned.

 

Secondary Alternative Sports Day- Due to the current low numbers, possible school closures and disruptive travel this week we have taken the decision to postpone the Norfolk School Games Alternative Sports Day.

We are working hard to let you know as soon as possible a secured new date for the event.

 

Whilst we are disappointed that these events have had to be postponed and apologise for any inconvenience caused we hope you understand that we are committed to ensuring all participants receive a positive, high quality and valuable experience of the Norfolk School Games.

 

The Norfolk School Games Staff

Winter 2018 Day 1 – Students inspired by the Panathlon Challenge!

It was a great opening day of the Norfolk Winter School games 2018 as two teams from Dereham Neatherd and one team from City Academy Norwich competed in their first ever Panathlon competition. For many students involved this was their first experience of participating in a Panathlon and representing their school in organised sport.

Seven KS3 students from City Academy Norwich and fifteen KS3 students from Dereham Neatherd completed the Panathlon challenge which consisted of competitions in a variety of events including Boccia, Table Cricket, Poly bat, New Age Curling, Field Athletics and running races. Students participated with enthusiasm throughout and were clearly inspired by the recent winter Olympics performing some great shots in the New Age Curling event!

The competition was excellently run by the Panathlon Foundation Limited who organised an inclusive and fantastic competition for all students to enjoy. They were ably assisted by the impressive Wymondham College leaders who officiated, coached and encouraged all students throughout!

Well done to all of the students who participated in the Panathlon today, students demonstrated excellent team work and technique in a range of different events and should be proud of their achievements. The final results were as follows.

1st place – Dereham Neatherd team 1

2nd place – City Academy Norwich

3rd place – Dereham Neatherd team 2

Below is a link to the photos of today’s action!

Photos

Phil Lambert SGO South Norfolk

Winter 2018 Day 1 – Pupils swing into action at the Norfolk School Games Key Steps 1 Gymnastics Finals

The opening day of the Norfolk Winter School Games 2018 brought 96 Year 1 & 2 boys and girls from across the County, to the fantastic Gymnastic Centre at the UEA Sportspark, to compete in our Key Stage 1 Keysteps Gymnastics Final.

The children qualified from their Level 2 competitions to represent their respective School Sport Partnerships from across the County and they have spent the last few weeks perfecting their vaults and Gymnastic routines to their chosen piece of music.

The competition was ably assisted by Helen Inglis from The Norwich Academy of Gymnastics, along with highly qualified club coaches, Sportspark gymnastics coaches and a very talented and enthusiastic group of leaders from Thorpe St Andrew School & Sixth Form.

In addition to the competition, the children had the opportunity to experience SPring’s excellent facilities along with some top class coaching on the bars, beams, trampoline and fast track. The children thoroughly enjoyed exploring the various pieces of equipment and acquiring some new skills which we hope will encourage them to think about joining their local Gymnastic clubs. We are really grateful to the following gym clubs, The Norfolk Academy of Gymnastics, Norwich Gym Club, Easton Gym Club, Chermond Gym Club, North Walsham Gym and Spring Gym Club (at both Diss & Hewett), who have all offered a free session to each of today’s participants with a view to getting more youngsters involved in community clubs. Our thanks to all of these clubs and I hope, from this, that we see our gymnasts from today progressing through the years.

Well done to all of our gymnasts today who presented their gymnastics routines and vaults with such skill and confidence. Their routines were beautifully choreographed by their various teachers/coaches and the children did them great justice with their performances.

Congratulations go to our Norfolk School Games Keysteps 1 Gymnastics medal winners :-

1st place – Harleston Scientists

2nd place – South Wootton Infant School

3rd place – Spooner Row PS

Isla McFadyen

Full results can be viewed along with photographs from the event by following the below links –

Results

Photos

 

Winter 2018 Day 1 – Pupils Run, Jump & ‘Snow’ Themselves into Sportshall Athletics Action

February 26th, 2018

As part of the first day of 2018 Norfolk School Games Winter Finals action the Sportshall Athletics County Level 3 competitions took place at the Sportspark. Despite the wintery conditions outside, close to 300 young athletes from Years 3 through to 6 took part in a wide range of Athletics events inside the fantastic facility of the Sportspark & tried to score as many points as possible for their Partnership teams.

Each of the Teams had qualified to represent their local School Sports Partnership (SSP) by taking part in a prior qualifying competition. Each SSP team included competitors in the Big Schools (Yr5/6), Small Schools (Yr4-6) and Yr3/4 events – with the competition for the younger children being new to the Norfolk School Games for 2018

Sportshall Athletics is an indoor form of track and field for children between the ages of 4 and 16.  It was created to provide a safe and warm environment for young athletes to train during the cold and dark winter months and quickly developed into a new form of team competition. The program focusses on fitness and multi-skill development providing grounding for all sports. It is totally inclusive, encourages children to get fit and promotes friendship whilst having lots of fun.

It was the older children who took centre stage first, with Pupils from Years 4 to 6 competing for their SSP in both Big Schools & Small Schools. It didn’t take long for the atmosphere to hit fever pitch as the boys & girls were cheered on to some fantastic performances driven by great displays of enthusiasm & sportsmanship.

After a short break for lunch it was then the team of the Year 3 & 4 pupils to shine, as they got the chance to take part in this brilliant sport for the first time as part of the Norfolk School Games program. They did superbly well and showed some excellent determination & talent to put on a real show for the watching parents to crown a wonderful day of sporting action.

Results

Big School – Girls

Position School SSP Points Scored
1st Woodlands East Norfolk 166
2nd Cringleford Norwich 142
3rd Blofield Norwich East 140
4th Sheringham North Norfolk 110
5th South Wootton West Norfolk 76
6th Reepham West Norwich & Dereham 38
7th Admirals Breckland 34
Wicklewood South Norfolk

 

Big School – Boys

Position School SSP Points Scored
1st Woodlands East Norfolk 170
2nd Blofield Norwich East 148
3rd Firside West Norwich & Dereham 118
4th Holly Meadows West Norfolk 114
5th Sheringham North Norfolk 106
6th St. Francis of Assissi Norwich 74
7th Admirals Breckland 71
8th Wicklewood South Norfolk 70

 

Small Schools Combined

Position School SSP Points Scored
1st Wreningham South Norfolk 264
2nd Banham South Norfolk 244
3rd Fairhaven Norwich East 242
4th Sandringham & West Newton West Norfolk 182
5th Rollesby East Norfolk 178
6th Catfield North Norfolk 128
7th Great Witchingham West Norwich & Dereham 122
8th All Saints Breckland 110

 

Year 3/4 – Girls

Position School SSP Points Scored
1st Woodlands East Norfolk 168
2nd Blofield Norwich East 146
3rd Cringleford Norwich 136
4th Terrington St. Clements West Norfolk 116
5th Taverham West Norwich & Dereham 104
6th Wreningham South Norfolk 90
7th Great Ellingham Breckland 84
8th Holt North Norfolk 46

 

Year 3/4 – Boys

Position School SSP Points Scored
1st Woodlands East Norfolk 156
2nd Brundall Norwich East 153
3rd St. Francis of Assissi Norwich 152
4th Wreningham South Norfolk 150
5th Firside West Norwich & Dereham 114
Great Ellingham Breckland
7th Gayton West Norfolk 86
8th Holt North Norfolk 49

 

Click here for the full results from today’s competitions .

You can also view and purchase a selection of photos, of each race taken by our event photographer by clicking Sportshall Athletics – Morning (morning) and Sportshall Athletics – Afternoon(afternoon).

We would like to take this chance to say a huge thank you to Adam from Sportshall UK who compered, organised and ran the day in a brilliant manner that had everyone engaged, enthused & unable to stop smiling! The event was also supported by Sports Leaders from Taverham High School, who acted as officials for the Track events and ran the Field events so we would like to extend a big thank you to them as well. Also, we were incredibly lucky to be able to have 2018 GB Commonwealth Games Athlete Iona Lake there with us on the day, who handed out the much sought-after medals & trophies as well as provided a huge source of inspiration for all the youngsters.

The 2018 Norfolk School Games Finals take a short break now, coming back with the Year 3-6 Girls Football Competition on March 1st at Goals Soccer Centre in Norwich.

Spectator Information for Winter School Games Finals (Mon 26th Feb – Fri 2nd Mar)

Please see below for information for spectators about each day’s events.

Monday 26th February

Yr 5&6 Sportshall – The event will be taking place at the UEA Sportspark in halls 1-3. It will start at 9.30 and will be finished by 1pm.

Panathlon- The event will be taking place at The UEA Sportspark in halls 4&5. It will start at 9.30 and will be finished by 2pm.

Yr 1-2 Keysteps Gymnastics – The event will be taking place at The UEA Sportspark in the Spring Centre. It will start at 9.30 and will be finished by 3pm.

Yr 3&4 Sportshall – The event will be taking place at The UEA Sportspark in halls 1-3. It will start at 1.30 and will be finished by 4pm.

Please note, there will not be spectator car parking on site available however the Costessey park and ride service is available.

There will be refreshments available on the day from the café and sandwiches range from £2.50 to £3.50. The competitors should arrive in kit ready to compete. Parents are permitted to come and watch on the day, however, there will be a designated area for spectators in the viewing balcony. Please remain in this area throughout the event.

Wednesday 28th February

Yr 3-6 Cross Country– The event will be taking place at Holkham Hall. Cars are permitted to enter via the north gates. For Sat Navs, please use the postcode NR23 1RH. For cars bringing participants, a parking pass will need to be shown to car parking staff who will direct drivers to the drop off point. These can be obtained from the member of staff in charge of bringing participants.

Hot drinks will be available to purchase on the day, however competitors are advised to bring a packed lunch. The competitors should arrive in kit ready to run. We would recommend all athletes bring warm clothes and plenty to drink as they may be waiting around at times. Please encourage runners to bring warm clothes for before and after races.

We also advise all spectators to come prepared for poor weather.

PLEASE NOTE – We have no indoor space available for the duration of the event

If the weather is particularly poor we may have to cancel the event, this would however be in extreme circumstances. A final decision will be made on the afternoon of Monday 26th February 2018 to allow schools to receive this message.

Parents are welcome to come and watch on the day, however, there will be designated areas for spectators. We ask that you support us by remaining in the spectator area as directed by event staff.  This is to safeguard all the children at our event.

Please also be advised that the grounds will be open to other visitors so it is highly like that there will be members of the public including dog walkers around on the day although the general public will be informed of the event via social media prior to the day.

The format of the day is shown below as well as distances of each race.

11.10AM – COURSE INSPECTION YR 3 & 4 Runners to meet on the warm up area (shown on the map) to walk the course as a guided group.  No spectators to come on the course inspection please.

11.35AM – COURSE INSPECTION YR 5 & 6 Runners to meet on the warm up area (shown on the map) to walk the course as a guided group.  No spectators please to come on the course inspection please.

11.50AM – Year 3 Girl runners called for the start of their race. Runners leave all belongings in their area of the holding pens

12.00PM – Start of 1000m Year 3 Girls race. Year 3 Boy runners to be called for the start of their race. Runners leave belongings in their area

12.20PM – Start of 1000m Year 3 Boys race. Year 4 Girl runners to be called for the start of their race. Runners leave belongings in their area

12.40PM – Start of 1200m Year 4 Girls race. Year 4 Boy runners to be called for the start of their race. Runners leave belongings in their area

12.55PM – Start of 1200m Year 4 Boys race. Year 5 Girl runners to be called for the start of their race. Runners leave belongings in their area

13.10PM – Start of 1400m Year 5 Girls race. Year 5 Boy runners to be called for the start of their race. Runners leave belongings in their area.

13.25PM – Start of 1400m Year 5 Boys race. Year 6 Girl runners to be called for the start of their race. Runners leave belongings in their area

13.40PM – Start of 1600m Year 6 Girls race. Year 6 Boys runners to be called for the start of their race. Runners leave belongings in their area

13.55PM – Start of 1600m Year 6 Boys race. Runners leave belongings in their area. All runners to gather back in holding pens ready for departure.

Thursday 1st March

Yr 3-4 & 5-6 Girls Football Finals – The event will be taking place at Norwich Goals Football Centre, NR1 2GB. The competitors should arrive in kit ready to start at 10.30am and the event should finish at 4pm.

Limited parking is available on site, however signs will be displayed to direct spectators to other parking areas once capacity is reached. Tea, coffee and light snacks will be available to purchase on the day, however competitors are advised to bring a packed lunch. Please also be aware that the venue will be open to the public on the day.

Yr 7-9 Secondary Alternative Sports Day– The event will be taking place at Kaset, Kings Lynn on Thursday 1st March/Friday 2nd March. Please arrive at the venue at 9.30am and the event should finish at 4pm.

There is parking available on site. Tea, coffee and light snacks will be available to purchase on the day, however competitors are advised to bring a packed lunch. Please also be aware that the venue will be open to the public on the day.

Friday 2nd March

Yr 1-2 Kwik Cricket Festival – The event will take place at the UEA Sportspark in halls 1-3. It will start at 10am and will be finished by 2pm.

Please note, there will not be spectator car parking on site available however the Costessey park and ride service is available.

There will be refreshments available on the day from the café and sandwiches range from £2.50 to £3.50. The competitors should arrive in kit ready to compete. Parents are permitted to come and watch on the day, however, there will be a designated area for spectators in the viewing balcony. Please remain in this area throughout the event.

If you wish to take photographs at any of the events, you will need to register your device at the photo registration point before the start of the event and avoid taking photos of those wearing illuminous wristbands who do not have photographic permission. Please note that PRESS photographers will be at the event. Any parent who is not happy to have their child in PRESS photographs should inform their school and/or partnership team manager and this information will be passed on to the organisers at registration.

We look forward to welcoming you to the finals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 week to go until the Winter School Games finals!

 

Summer School Games girls' football

With only 1 week to go until the Norfolk School Games Finals, we are gearing up for one of our most exciting week of events this year. Read more

School Games are back

The Norfolk School Games is back for another year!

It is the largest school sport event to be held in Norfolk and your school has now been offered the chance to take part this year.

The Games are part of the national School Games initiative which aims to inspire more young people to take part in competitive school sport. The Norfolk School Games is organised by Active Norfolk and the eight School Sport Partnerships (SSPs) in the county.

We have a variety of sporting events and opportunities for you to take part in this year starting with the winter games in February. These include, for primary schools: cross country, kwik cricket, swimming, gymnastics and mini-tennis. For secondary schools: panathlon, athletics and angling plus more!

With over 18,000 young people accessing 14 different sports across 150 events last year alone, don’t miss the chance to be involved in this year’s.

For more information please contact your local school sports partnership by visiting www.norfolkssp.co.uk.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Day 6 – A smashing performance by all at Y3-4 Mixed Mini Tennis Finals

Friday saw 128 big hitting mini tennis players competing in an event which enabled every player to play 5 matches throughout the day.

32 teams had qualified through Ssp Level 2 events earlier in the year and several schools had 2 teams into the finals.

The draw enabled teams to progress forward in the draw and also continued to provide matchplay opportunities for teams who might lose matches.

In total 300 matches were played with each rubber consisting of the 4 team members playing against there opposite number number in the opposing team.

Richard Bloomfield, ex Davis Cup and 5x Wimbledon player was on hand to watch some of the exciting talent on show. After presenting the awards Richard said ” This was a great event, you could see the children concentrating so hard but enjoying themselves at the same time. It would be great to see this many children enjoying competition on a more regular basis.”

For final standings please see below.

Mini Tennis Finals Results

 

 

 

Day 6 – Norfolk’s Special Schools Games

Day 6 of the Norfolk Summer School Games 2017 saw 50 Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 students from 4 of Norfolk’s Special Schools compete in a range of Olympic style events.

The students from Hall School, Harford Manor, John Grant School and Sheringham Woodfields School participated in Field and Track Athletics events, Golf, Indoor Rowing and Tennis, and they certainly faced their opponents with great determination and enthusiasm.

The students were selected by their schools to represent them at this County event and their schools can be very proud of, not only their sporting skills, but also the wonderful sportsmanship demonstrated as they supported and celebrated the achievements of competitors from all of the schools.

This event is now an integral part of our Norfolk School Games and we are grateful for the work done in preparation for this event, and on the day, to Active Norfolk staff, City of Norwich Athletics Club, Waitrose Supermarket who actively support events with volunteers and also to an excellent group of

Year 12 Sports Leaders from Diss High School all of whom were instrumental in making this such a success.

Congratulations to all of our competitors for their great efforts and their amazing enthusiasm throughout the event.

Full results can be viewed here along with photographs from the event by following this link 

Day 6 – Anglers “cast” into action, with impressive results that will see them “carping” on all summer long

Friday 23rd June witnessed a large shoal of talented Norfolk anglers descend on Barford Lakes for the final day of the Norfolk Summer School Games.

Over 4o pupils from secondary schools across Norfolk came together to waggle their way to the spoils of being crowned Norfolk School Games Angling Winners 2017; after being worthy qualifiers from their Level 2 School Sports Partnership events . The day started with blue skies and a gentle breeze to welcome our angling finalists for the eagerly anticipated peg draw.

The pegs for the 3 hour match that would span three lakes and some six sections were  sucessfully drawn and the anglers set about building their base for the days proceedings. The match witnessed many different approaches to tempt the wide variety of species that reside in Barfords three impressively kept lakes and it wasn’t long before floats were diving, tips were twitching and the nets were filling with Roach, Bream and a certain Mr Carp or two.

The quality of the weather was bettered only by the quality of the angling and the support provided by Barford Lakes staff and volunteers. Once again the work specifically of Sarah Thompson to work closely with those in the tackle and bait industry ensured our anglers were rewarded with huge amounts of “goodies” and our thanks to those companies, Copdock Mill, Preseton Innovations, Guru, Van Den Eynde.

These superb prizes, medals and trophies were given out to the top five teams, our 6 section winners and our best overall angler, which was all in addition to the bait, tackle and futher prizes all anglers received just for qualifying for today’s event.

The title of best overall angler went to Thomas Gell with and impressive haul of 22lb 01oz competing for Breckland School Sport Partnership.

Section Winners:

The three lakes were split in half to allow for six section titles to compete for and those lucky winners were:

Top Lake: Sonny Page (Norwich SSP) & Evan Raitt (West Norfolk SSP)

Pleasure Lake: Callum Garret (West Norwich & Dereham SSP) & Jacob Clarke (West Norfolk SSP)

Match Lake: Bryce Ingham (West Norfolk SSP) & Ewan Clarke (North Norfolk SSP)

Team Event:

1st: West Norfolk SSP (B)

2nd: Breckland SSP (A)

3rd: West Norfolk SSP (A)

The full list of final standing can be seen by clicking here.

Special thanks must go to Sarah Thompson and here team of volunteers that were absolutely superb not only today but all year long in their support for the local Level 2 Qualification events, without these dedicated and passionate people the event simply would not be the success it is.

All of today’s photos can be viewed by clicking here.

Day 5 – Norfolk girls showed they can by not getting ‘caught out’ in the rain as they ‘hit for six’ on day 5 of the Summer County Finals.

Thursday 22nd June saw teams of girls from across all 8 school sport partnerships take part in the Girls Kwik Cricket Finals at Old Buckenham Cricket Club.

The morning start off with the teams being drawn into two groups , teams played matches within their groups in a round robin format.

After the first rounds of matches had all been played, the 1st and 2nd placed teams in each pool then advanced to the Cup competition whilst the 3rd and 4th placed teams went onto play in the Plate competition.

The teams then proceed to play knock out matches before finally playing their last round of matches , playing off for their final placings.

Congratulations to our winners St. Williams Primary, who beat Woodlands Primary in a talent filled final match to end the day.

Results

  1. St. Williams Primary
  2. Woodlands Primary
  3. St. Marthas

Plate Winners – Millfield Primary School.

To view the full results of todays event click here

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You can view photos of the Finals on our School Games photo gallery, click here.

All of the girls were given a certificate at the end of the event to celebrate their achievement in qualifying for the finals.

We also gave out additional certificates for a select few that showed sportsmanship like qualities through out the day , these were nominated by school staff and volunteers.

A BIG thank you to the young sports leaders from Attleborough Academy , without the support of young leaders events like this events wouldn’t happen.

Join a local club

If your child took part in the Finals and is interested in developing their Cricket skills further by joining a local team then visit our Clubs Page for more information about Cricket clubs in Norfolk.

The Norfolk School Games Finals will continue tomorrow , Friday 23rd June. This will be the final day of the Summer School Games. The week will end with Secondary Angling at Barford Lakes,  Year 3 & 4 Mini Tennis and our Special School Games at SPortspark, UEA.

In the meantime why not keep up to date with the Norfolk School Games by following us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. To find out more about the Games and how your school could get involved please visit the Information page of this site.

Day 4 – Secondary Pupils Go The ‘Distance’ at School Games Athletics Finals

On a beautiful Summer’s day at the Sportspark nearly 700 pupils from Secondary Schools across the County came together to compete in the Secondary School School Games Athletics Finals.

All the pupils taking part had qualified from the Level 2 Competitions that took place in their own partnership area meaning the quality & skills on show were of the highest order.

Despite the blisteringly hot temperatures fast times were set on the Track and huge distances racked up in the Field as the event really showed off the huge array of Athletics talent in Norfolk.

Individual results from the day can be seen here but the overall Partnership standings finished as follows…

1st – SOUTH NORFOLK

2nd – WEST NORWICH & DEREHAM

3rd – WEST NORFOLK

4TH= EAST NORFOLK

4TH= NORWICH EAST

6th – NORTH NORFOLK

7th- NORWICH

8th – BRECKLAND

As always we are hugely grateful to the UEA Sportspark for hosting us and allowing us to use their fantastic facilities for today and the duration of the games.

For those youngsters looking yo find out more information on Athletics clubs in their community please check out the ‘Clubs’ section of our website

Day 3 of the summer finals ‘bowls’ us over with lots of young cricketing talent on show.

Tuesday 20th June 2017 saw the third day of the Norfolk Summer School Games get underway with our Mixed Kwik Cricket Finals. Whilst it wasn’t as hot as Day 2, we had perfect weather for a day packed full of Kwik Cricket matches at Horsford Cricket Club.

There were a total of 16 teams from across the 8 School Sport Partnerships taking part in today’s Mixed Kwik Cricket County Finals. With around 160 pupils in attendance in total.

The 16 teams that qualified for todays event, were split into 4 pools of 4 teams and played matches within their pools in a round robin format.

After the first rounds of matches had all been played, the 1st and 2nd placed teams in each pool then advanced to the Cup competition whilst the 3rd and 4th placed teams went onto play in the Plate competition.

The teams the proceed to play quarter-final matches and then semi-final matches before finally playing their last round of matches , playing off for their finals placings.

Congratulations to our winners Brooke Primary, who beat St. Williams Primary  in super over, after a sensational tied final match.

1st – Brooke

2nd – St. Williams

3rd – Cringleford

Plate Winners ( overall 9th place ) – Downham Prep

For full results from today’s competition click here.

Along with the main competition we also had nominations handed in from school staff through out the day for pupils that showed sportsmanship  like qualities, congratulations to those that were presented at Sportsmanship Award during the presentation.

The Norfolk School Games team would like to say a massive thank you to the Young Sports Leaders from Reepham High School, for their umpiring and scoring talents at todays event. Without the support from our local high schools and their leaders events like this could not run as well as they do , if at all.

We would also like to thank the staff and volunteers from the Norfolk Cricket Board for their continued support in making this event run so smoothly .

If you would like to check out the photo gallery from today’s event click here , you will also have the chance to purchase the photos from today’s event through this link.

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Please remember to keep updated throughout the week with all the latest information via our social media links. These include; Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

Tomorrow we will be back at the SPortspark, UEA for Day 4 of the Norfolk Summer School Games , this time for our Secondary Athletics event.

Day 2 – High 5 Netball Finals ‘hotly’ contested

On Monday 19th June, 26 teams from all 8 of the SSP’s across the county descended on the Sportspark, UEA to compete in the High 5 Netball Finals as part of the Norfolk School Summer Games 2017. Over 120 teams had taken part in the L2 qualifying competitions with the top two Large Schools and top two Small Schools from each SSP invited to participate.

It was more high 20’s than High 5’s as the temperature neared 30 degrees for parts of the day with everyone doing their best to stay hydrated and seek out some much needed shade.

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Large Schools Competition

In the Large Schools section, the 15 schools attending were split into 4 pools of 4 for the morning playing in a round robin format. The early ones to watch were Attleborough, Cringleford A and St. William’s, who all progressed through the morning session undefeated and subsequently topped their respective pools.

Following the conclusion of the morning rounds of matches, the 1st and 2nd team in each pool then advanced to the Cup competition whilst the 3rd and 4th team moved into a Plate competition.

Again, teams played in a group of 4 in a round robin format to determine what positions the teams would be playing off for. It was the familiar sight of Attleborough at the top of Group 1 at the end of this session, although they were given a scare by Stoke Holy Cross who they drew with 2-all in their match and who finished in 2nd place in Group 2. Cringleford A continued their unbeaten run in Group 2, closely followed by the other ‘ones to watch’, St. William’s in 2nd place.

This set up an eagerly anticipated Cup Final between Cringleford A and Attleborough. With no goals exchanged in the opening 5 minutes, Cringleford A eventually broke the deadlock in the 2nd half and then followed this up with a second goal quickly afterwards. Attleborough continued to battle but were unable to get the much needed goals. Cringleford A emerged victorious 2-0 to be crowned Norfolk School Games Y5&6 Large Schools High 5 Netball Winners 2017.

In the 3rd/4th play-off, St. William’s continued their earlier form to carve out a 2-goal lead. Stoke Holy Cross pegged them back with a goal in the 2nd half, but St. William’s managed to score another to claim the Bronze medal with a 3-1 win.

The top 3 teams and Plate winners in the Large Schools competition were:

1st – Cringleford Primary School A (Norwich SSP)

2nd – Attleborough Junior School (Breckland SSP)

3rd – St. Williams’ Primary School (Norwich East SSP)

Plate winners – Blofield Primary School (Norwich East SSP)

The full list of the final standings is available by clicking here.

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Small Schools Competition

A few last minute drop outs meant that 11 teams contested the Small Schools section. This was split into two pools with teams playing in a round robin format.

In Pool A, Kenninghall were undefeated throughout the competition to top the pool. Their closest match was against the runners up in the pool, Great Ellingham, which resulted in a 2-all draw.

Meanwhile, Sandringham & West Newton topped Pool B after an equally impressive unbeaten run, which saw them only concede 2 goals throughout the entire rounds of pool matches. They were closely followed by Wreningham in 2nd place.

This pitted the two South Norfolk SSP sides, Kenninghall and Wreningham, against each other in Semi-Final 1. With nothing separating the two sides and the game tied at 1-all at full-time, 2 minutes of extra time was required. Both teams had opportunities to seize victory, but Kennighall were able to score that all important goal that would take them through to the Final.

In Semi-Final 2, Great Ellingham raced out of the blocks and created a 2-goal buffer between them and their opponents Sandringham. Sandringham replied with 2 goals of their own in the 2nd half but Great Ellingham just pipped them to the post, winning 3-2 to set up a replay from the earlier pool matches between Kenninghall and Great Ellingham in the Final.

Determined to improve on their previous stalemate, Kenninghall signalled their intentions early with 3 unanswered goals. Great Ellingham rallied to score a goal in the 2nd half but Kenninghall restored their 3-goal lead. With the whistle blowing for full-time, it was Kenninghall who secured the win 4-1 to be crowned Norfolk School Games Y4-6 Small Schools High 5 Netball Winners 2017.

In the 3rd/4th play-off between Wreningham and Sandringham, Sandringham took an early lead only for Wreningham to overturn this with a resurgent performance in the 2nd half. Sandringham valiantly fought on, scoring another goal but it was Wreningham who managed to clinch the Bronze medal with a 3-2 win.

The top 3 teams in the Small Schools competition were:

1st – Kenninghall Primary School (South Norfolk SSP)

2nd – Great Ellingham Primary School (Breckland SSP)

3rd – Wreningham Primary School (South Norfolk SSP)

The full list of the final standings is available by clicking here.

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You can view photos of the Finals and even buy copies of your child taking part as a momento by visiting our School Games photo gallery.

All participants were given a certificate to commemorate their achievements in qualifying for the finals and excellent performances throughout the event. Additionally, school staff were given the opportunity to nominate pupils to receive a Norfolk School Games Sportsmanship Award. These are given to pupils who demonstrate excellent sportsmanlike qualities such as determination, focus, motivation, team work and social skills. As part of the presentation ceremony, certificates were presented to 10 well deserving recipients who had been nominated for an award.

The event was well supported with local adults kindly volunteering their time and young leaders from Norwich School and Sheringham High School assisting with the officiating. International Umpire Gary Burgess was also in attendance to officiate some matches and present the medals and trophies. We would like to thank everyone for their help in making the event a success and congratulate all of the pupils for a fantastic day of competition.

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Join a local club

If your child took part in the Finals and is interested in developing their Netball skills further by joining a local team then visit our Clubs page for more information about Netball clubs in Norfolk.

The Norfolk School Games Finals will continue on Tuesday 20th June when young pupils from across Norfolk will compete in the Y5&6 Mixed Kwik Cricket Finals at Horsford Cricket Club.

In the meantime, why not keep up to date with the Norfolk School Games by following us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. To find out more about the Games and how your school could get involved please visit the Information page of this site.

Day 2 – Summer Finals ‘swing’ into action at Norwich Family Golf Centre.

Yr 1-2 & 3-4 Tri Golf Finals

Day 2 saw the Summer School Games ‘swing’ into action again following the girls football earlier in the year. On a blistering hot day pupils gave their all for their schools and School Sports Partnerships in a great competition.

The competition was split into two age categories with Yr 1-2 and Yr 3-4 pupils competing against each other. Pupils competed in teams of 10, with 5 boys and 5 girls in each team. All of the teams that took part in the Finals had qualified to take part by competing in local qualifying Level 2 competitions.

Teams took part in a range of Tri Golf activities which challenged them in a range of fundamental golf skills. All of the activities were delivered by student leaders from Smithdon High School and Hellesden Community College.

Teams scored points dependent on their performances in each activity. At the end of the event each teams total points scored was calculated and the overall rankings were announced. The top three teams in each category were;

 

Yr 1-2 Competition

1st – Woodlands Primary Academy (East Norfolk SSP)

2nd – Cecil Gowing Infant School (Norwich East SSP)

3rd – Kinsale Infant School (West Norwich and Dereham SSP)

Yr 3-4 Competition

1st – Trowse Primary School (South Norfolk SSP)

2nd – Woodland Primary Academy (East Norfolk SSP)

3rd – Notre Dame Prep School (Norwich East SSP)`

 

Day 1 – Summer Finals Kicks off with Girls Showing Off Their Football Skills

football2Today saw the 2017 Norfolk Summer School Games Finals kick off in style with the Yr 3-4 girls football finals. The event was held in unexpectedly wintery conditions at the Goals Soccer Centre in Norwich.

Over 230 girls from across the County represented their school in the finals and did their very best to show off their football skills as well as their sportsmanlike qualities.

All of the teams that took part in the Finals had qualified to take part by competing in a local qualifying competition run by each of the 8 school sport partnerships in Norfolk.

The Finals included two separate events; the Champions football1League competition which was for teams who had qualified in 1st or 2nd place within their local qualifying competition and, the UEFA Cup which was for the teams who qualified in 3rd or 4th place.

Once the teams had been welcomed to the event they were split into groups of up to four teams. The teams played against each other in a round robin format.

Matches were 8 minutes long with teams being able to make rolling substitutes to give all players plenty of playing time. All matches were refereed by sport students from Easton and Otley College.

Once all of the results were calculated and announced, the football 5teams that finished 1st or 2nd in each group were invited to proceed into the Cup competition. Meanwhile, teams that finishedd 3rd or 4th were invited to take part in the Plate competitions. The Cup and Plate competitions both included two groups

Teams were again split into equal groups where they had the opportunity to play against the other teams in the group.

Once this stage was completed teams progressed into the Play Off stages where the teams who finished in the same position in each of the two groups played off against each other for overall positions.

The full breakdown of results were as below;

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1st – Fakenham Junior School (North Norfolk SSP)

2nd – Dussindale Primary School (Norwich East SSP)

3rd – Bawdeswell Primary School (West Norwich & Dereham SSP)

4th – Parker’s Primary School (Breckland SSP)

5th – Ellingham Primary School (South Norfolk SSP)

6th – St Williams Way Primary School (Norwich East SSP)

7th – Hempnall Primary School (South Norfolk SSP)

8th – South Wootton Junior School (West Norfolk SSP)

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=9th – Bignold Primary School (Norwich SSP)

=9th – Colman Junior School (Norwich SSP)

11th – Firside Junior School (West Norwich & Dereham SSP)

12th – Woodlands Primary School A (East Norfolk SSP)

13th – Reffley Primary School (West Norfolk SSP)

14th – Ashill Primary School (Breckland SSP)

15th – Woodlands Primary School B (East Norfolk SSP)

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Cup

1st – Docking Primary School (West Norfolk SSP)

2nd – Woodland View Junior School (Norwich East SSP)

=3rd – Feltwell Primary School (Breckland SSP)

=3rd – Swanton Morley Primary School (West Norwich & Dereham SSP)

=5th – Trowse Primary School (South Norfolk SSP)

=5th – Robert Kett Primary School (South Norfolk SSP)

7th – Wroughton Junior School B (East Norfolk SSP)

8th – Old Catton Junior School (Norwich East SSP)

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9th – Bluebell Primary School (Norwich SSP)

10th – St Peter’s Easton (West Norwich & Dereham SSP)

11th – Mulbarton Junior School (Norwich SSP)

12th – Ashwicken Primary School (West Norfolk SSP)

13th – Wroughton Junior School A (East Norfolk SSP)

You can view photos of the Finals and even buy copies as a momento of your child taking part by visiting our School Games photo gallery.

The winning team in both of the cup competitions were presented with a trophy whilst the teams that won the plate competitions were both awarded a small shield. All participants were given a certificate to commemorate their achievements in qualifying for the finals and excellent performances throughout the event.

During the event school staff were given the opportunity to nominate pupils to receive a Norfolk School Games Sportsmanship Award. These are given to pupils who show excellent sportsmanlike qualities such as determination, focus, motivation, team work and social skills. At the end of the presentation ceremony certificates were presented to 12 well deserving pupils who had been nominated for an award.

Join a local club

If your child daughter took part in the Finals and is interested in developing their football skills further by joining a local football team then visit our Clubs page for more information about football clubs in Norfolk.

Alternatively, why not take them along to one of the new Wildcats Girls Football Club run by Norfolk FA. Visit the Norfolk FA website for more information about where and when they are held.

The Norfolk School Games Finals will continue on Monday 19th June when young pupils from across Norfolk will compete in the Yr 1-2 & 3-4 Tri Golf Finals at the Norwich Family Golf Centre.

In the meantime why not keep up to date with the Norfolk School Games by following us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. To find out more about the Games and how your school could get involved please visit the Information page of this site.

West Norfolk SSP Downham Cluster First Steps Netball festival starts the pathway to High 5 Netball

Well done to the first steps yr 3 & 4 netballers from Denver Primary, Upwell Primary  and Southery Academy schools who took part in a very successful cluster festival in the glorious sunshine.

The teams were made up of players from each school and they played round robin matches with no scores being recorded.

The standard of play improved as the festival progressed and all players left feeling that they had increased their skills and are well on the way to becoming confident netball players ready to take part in the school games in the future.

Tracy Bower, School Sport Co-ordinator from West Norfolk SSP said ‘It was great to be able to introduce the children to an early step towards competitive netball without the pressure of winning or losing. Also, many thanks to Jo Thompson and Oliver Kenny for assisting with the umpiring and to Denver Primary for hosting the event.’