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;

Champions League

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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.

Day 4 – Norfolk School Games in ‘oar’ of Secondary Rowers.

Friday 3rd of March played host to the final day of the Norfolk Winter School Games and over 190 athletes from across the county represented their School Sports Partnership in the Indoor Rowing Finals, at UEA Sportspark

The day saw each of the 8 School Sport Partnerships compete with 24 athletes spanning 4 years where their squads qualified via the Level 2 competition pathway.

The finals saw individual races that were ranked by athletes finishing times; following the individual races there was a series of team relays consisting of 6 athletes rotating after every 500m to complete either 3000m or 6000m depending on their age group.

Results

See below for the overall team results

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2nd – South Norfolk SSP – 52 points

3rd – West Norfolk SSP – 108 points

4th – Norwich East SSP – 133 points

5th – West Norwich and Dereham SSP – 143 points

6th – Norwich SSP – 161 points

7th – Breckland SSP – 175 points

8th – East Norfolk SSP – 193 points

You can also download the individual event results.

Photos

To view photos of all of the action please visit our photo gallery.

This event was once again strongly supported by Dan Hetherington, from British Rowing who we would like to say a huge thank you to for his continued hard work and support and special thanks also must go to Norwich Rowing club for supporting the event.

This event is extremely pleasing to organize and witness as we feel that the level of participation at both Level 2 and level 3 across the county in this event provides us with a diverse grouping of competitors that demonstrate the School Games values most evidently and really enforces the message that competitive school sport can be enjoyed by all young people.

A fantastic day enjoyed by all surrounded by a hive of atmosphere, laughter and determination to do your personal best.

“ A fantastic day excellently organized and ran, our students have really enjoyed the day, thank you!” Fakenham Academy

Many thanks to everyone involved in today’s event, our leaders who were supplied by Cliff Park Ormiston Academy were exceptional and we look forward the Norfolk Summer School Games in June.

Day 4 – Pupils Run, Jump & Throw Themselves into Sportshall Athletics Action

As part of the final day of 2017 Norfolk School Games Winter Finals action the Sportshall Athletics County Level 3 competition took place at the Sportspark. This saw nearly 200 young athletes from Years 4 to 6 taking part in a wide range of Athletics events & scoring as many points as possible for their Partnership teams.

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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.

With a packed program of track & field events it didn’t take long for the action to get underway and the atmosphere to reach fever pitch inside the Main Hall of the Sportspark. There were some fantastic performances throughout the day, with all the children showing great levels of enthusiasm, teamwork & sportsmanship throughout both the Big & Small School competitions.

Results

A full breakdown of the results – including the Big Schools Girls & Boys Team winners – can be seen by clicking here,

The top 3 SSP teams overall in each competition were as follows

BIG SCHOOLS SMALL SCHOOLS
1st  Woodlands (East Norfolk SSP) 1st Fairhaven (Norwich East SSP)
2nd Fakenham (North Norfolk SSP) 2nd Wreningham (South Norfolk SSP)
3rd Drayton & Toftwood (West Norwich & Dereham SSP) 3rd Rollesby (East Norfolk SSP)
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You can also view and purchase a selection of photos, of each race taken by our event photographer by clicking here.

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 Easton College, 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.

The 2017 Norfolk School Games Finals take a short break now, coming back with the Year 3-4 Girls Football Competition on April 25th at Goals Soccer Centre in Norwich.

Day 4 – Young Gymnasts Show Off Their Skills At School Games Gymnastics Finals

Day 4 of the Norfolk Winter School Games 2017 saw 78 Year 1 and 2children from across the County competing in our Key Stage 1 Keysteps Gymnastics Final.

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

We were very fortunate to have fully qualified regional, club and Sportspark coaches plus an excellent group of leaders from local Gym clubs, and also from Thorpe St Andrew School & Sixth Form, supporting us at our event today.

Along with the competition, we took advantage of the Sportpark’s amazing facilities, and offered the children some coaching on the bars, beams, tumble track and trampoline. The children thoroughly enjoyed exploring the various pieces of equipment and learning some new skills.

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

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1st – Spooner Row Primary School (Rainbows), who also picked up the Keysteps Gymnastics Trophy 2017.

2nd – Rollesby Primary School

3rd – St Francis of Assisi Primary School

Well done to all of our competitors for their great efforts and their enthusiasm throughout the event.

You can download the full results from the event by following the link.

Photographs

You can also view and purchase photographs of the event by visiting our event photo gallery.

 

Day 3 – Young Swimmers Make a Splash at School Games Swimming Finals

On Day 3 of the Winter Games, over 200 young swimmers competed in the Norfolk School Games Yr 4-6 swimming finals. The event saw the top young swimmers from each of the eight School Sport Partnerships (SSP) battling it out to be crowned School Games champions.

The event was held at the Sportspark at the University of East Anglia and was delivered in partnership with the UEA City of Norwich Swimming Club.

The finals included the following events for boys and girls in Years 4, 5 & 6.

  • 25m Backstroke
  • 25m Breaststroke
  • 25m Butterfly
  • 25m Freestyle
  • 4 x 25m medley relay (2 boys & 2 girls)
  • 6 x 25m freestyle canon relay (1 boy & one girl from each year group)

You can download the full results from the gala.

You can also view a gallery of photos taken at the gala by clicking here.

Jon Osborne. School Games Organiser commented;

“We are really proud to have given thousands of pupils the opportunity to take part in their very first competitive swimming gala through the qualifying events held in each of the 8 SSP’s in Norfolk in the lead up to today’s finals. It was great to see the pupils who qualified for today’s county finals challenging themselves against other top swimmers from across the county. We hope that all of the pupils involved in the Norfolk School Games swimming events will now go on and join a community swimming club in order to develop their interest in swimming further”

If your child is interested in joining a local swimming club then visit the clubs page of our website.

The Norfolk School Games Winter Finals concludes tomorrow with pupils from Y1 to Y10 competing in a variety of sports including Key Steps Gymnastics, Sportshall Athletics and Indoor Rowing. You can keep up to date with all of the action by following us on social media. Simply search for “Norfolk School Games” on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Day 3 – Pupils From Across Norfolk Take Part in Special School Winter Games

This Special School Winter Games took place on Thursday 2nd March 2017 at the Sportspark, UEA.

The event involved 5 special schools from around Norfolk:

  • Fred Nicholson School
  • Hall School
  • John Grant School
  • Sidestrand Hall School
  • The Clare School

During the day, approximately 100 young people participated in a range of activities including:

  • Badminton
  • Boccia
  • Duathlon
  • Kurling
  • Table Tennis

The activities were delivered by representatives from Active Norfolk, as well as volunteers from local community clubs. The event was also supported by young leaders from Diss High School.

You can view and purchase photos from the day by clicking here.

One of the young leaders, Will Ashwood in Y12 at Diss HS, highlighted the experience he had gained from being involved in the day:

“I really enjoyed the opportunity to interact with a variety of different people and experience new activities. In school, we usually have to lead things independently so it was great to work alongside and learn from the local club representatives. Being involved in an event like this has helped me to see the value of sport and the impact that it can have on everyone – when they achieve and get success, it makes you feel good as well. I’m really keen to continue volunteering in the future and would now be confident to lead the new activities we covered today.”

 Mrs (Emma) Somers from Diss High School who accompanied the young leaders also praised the event:

“It’s given us an opportunity to create some really good links. We’re now looking at working with The Clare School to do some training on signing and also liaising with Active Norfolk about them coming in to deliver a course on Adapted Sports.”

 Ellen Vanlint, Sports Development Officer at Active Norfolk, added, “This event is always very popular and thoroughly enjoyed by the schools who attend. We’re really lucky to have the support of local volunteers and the expertise and enthusiasm they bring to the day – it’s always such a good atmosphere. I would particularly like to thank:

  • Suzanne Benton (Badminton)
  • Mark & Lindsey Dare (Wensum Table Tennis Club)
  • Aaron Roberts (Active Norfolk)
  • Paul Evans (Active Norfolk)
  • The young leaders from Diss HS

We’re already starting to plan the next Special School Games event which will be taking place in the Summer Term (23/06/17) and as always we would welcome new schools to get involved.”

The result from the day were as follows:

 

BOCCIA
SLD MLD
1 The Clare School 1 SIdestrand Hall School B
2 John Grant School 2 Fred Nicholson School A
3 Hall School 3 Sidestrand Hall School A

 

KURLING
SLD MLD
1 John Grant School 1 Fred Nicholson School A
2 The Clare School 2 Fred Nicholson School B
3 Hall School 3 Sidestrand Hall School A

 

BADMINTON
SLD MLD
1 John Grant School A 1 Fred Nicholson School U16 A
2 Hall School A 2 Fred Nicholson School U14 A
3 The Clare School A 3 Fred Nicholson School U16 B

 

DUATHLON
SLD MLD
1 John Grant School 1 Fred Nicholson School B
2 The Clare School 2 Sidestrand Hall School A
3 Hall School 3 Sidestrand Hall School B

 

TABLE TENNIS
SLD MLD
1 John Grant School 1 Sidestrand Hall School A
2 Hall School 2 Fred Nicholson School A
3 The Clare School 3 Fred Nicholson School B

The Norfolk School Games Winter Finals concludes tomorrow with pupils from Y1 to Y10 competing in a variety of sports including Key Steps Gymnastics, Sportshall Athletics and Indoor Rowing. You can keep up to date with all of the action by following us on social media. Simply search for “Norfolk School Games” on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Day 2 – Over 600 Norfolk Pupils Take Part in School Games Cross Country Finals

Friday 10th February saw day 2 of the 2017 Norfolk School Games Winter Finals take place at Gresham’s School in Holt. The second day of the Games saw over 600 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 cold temperatures and the odd snow flurry, 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 blazing pace. Runners were cheered on by hundreds of spectators who had come to watch the top young runners in the country 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

To download the full results from each race please click here.

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.

The 2017 Norfolk School Games Finals continue with Day 3 on Thursday 2nd March when the Special School Games & Primary School Swimming Gala is held at Sportspark, UEA.

Day 1 – Hundreds of Pupils From Across Norfolk Compete in School Games Tag Rugby Finals Despite Wet Weather

On Wednesday 1st February the County Finals of the Norfolk School Games Tag Rugby event were hosted at Norwich Rugby Club.

Schools from across the county had been competing at level 2 events within school sports partnerships to establish qualifiers for the county finals.

There were two competitions running alongside each other. One for 16 primary schools and the other for 13 small schools. Each team consisted of squads of 12 and 10 respectively from Year Groups 4-6.  A total of more than 400 participants.  Matches were 8 a-side, including at least 2 girls per team and lasted 10 minutes. Sports Leaders from Northgate High – Dereham, Wymondham College, Iceni Academy and Easton College were on hand to officiate each match, after a detailed briefing from the Rugby Football Union team.

Other schools were also invited to attend a festival event hosted by the RFU and again supported by the Sports Leaders. This enabled some less experienced children to enjoy some development skills coaching and some competitive action.

Despite a heavy early mist the action got underway by 11.15am. Schools had been placed into Groups of 4 and played each other in a Round Robin format. Once these matches had been completed and lunch consumed, teams continued to play in new Round Robin groups (top eight teams in the cup competition and the other eight in the plate competition) depending on where they had finished in the morning groups.

After the second round of group matches, each school had played 6 matches. it was then time for the finals. The pitches were just about holding up and it was great to see so many smiley faces,  who all seemed to be enjoying the wet and muddy conditions.

Final Standings:

Large Schools – Cup Competition
  1. Robert Kett
  2. Fakenham
  3. Hillcrest
  4. Wicklewood
  5. Millfield
  6. Toftwood
  7. Coltishall
  8. Carbrooke
Large Schools – Plate Competition
  1. Notre Dame
  2. North Wootton
  3. Attleborough
  4. Blofield
  5. Homefield
  6. Firside
  7. Woodlands
  8. St Francis of Assisi
Small Schools – Cup Competition
  1. Downham Prep
  2. Salhouse
  3. Gt Hockham
  4. Gresham Village
  5. Bawburgh
  6. Spooner Row
  7. Wreningham
  8. Glebe House
Small Schools – Plate Competition
  1. Methwold
  2. Kenninghall
  3. Northwold
  4. Langham
  5. Fairhaven

It was a fantastic day of rugby, with over 100 matches being played.

At the morning briefing players were made aware of the core values of both the School Games and the Rugby Football Union. Players and Staff were invited to nominate anybody for a Sportsmanship Award. This award was for showing the following attributes: respect, honesty, teamwork, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship.

Nominations came in thick and fast, with over 20 players receiving a Sportsmanship Award.

The 2017 Norfolk School Games Finals continue on Friday 10th February when the Yr 3-6 Cross Country Finals takes place at Gresham’s School in Holt.

Our first ‘This Girl Can’ Secondary Festival a great success!

Last Friday saw 4 of our North Norfolk Secondary schools attend a fantastic ‘This Girl Can’ event organised by Chloe Pedlow, School Games Organiser as part of our new approach to the level 2 school games for key stage 3 pupils.

The event aimed to help girls find new activities they would like to try again back at school. They each got to have a go at 4 different sports activities and say what they thought about each one.  Was it for them? Did they enjoy it? And would they do it again?

Leaders from Cromer Academy helped deliver the sessions of football and obstacle courses while coaches delivered karate and cricket.

Of course, there was lots of smiles and giggles whilst being physically active but they did manage the time to do a mannequin challenge brilliantly;

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Norfolk Summer School Games Finals – Day 5 Report

Today was the fifth and final day of the 2016 Norfolk Summer School Games Finals and was blessed with beautiful weather. The event was delivered in partnership with Norfolk County FA.

Day five of the Games was based at the Football Development Centre (FDC) in Norwich and included the Yr 3-4 Girls Football Finals and the Yr 4-6 Mixed Football Finals.

Yr 3-4 Girls Football Finals

Sixteen teams of girls from across the County came together to take part in the Yr 3-4 Girls Football Finals.

Teams were split into four groups with teams competing in a round robin format. Once all of teh fixtures had been completed the top two teams from each group progressed into the Cup Competition with the bottom two teams in each group going in to the Plate Competition.

The Cup/Plate competitions were both split into two groups with teams again competing against each other in a round robin format.

At the culmination of those groups the teams that finished in the same position in each of the Cup groups played off for overall positions (1st to 8th). The same happened for the teams in the Plate competition who played off for 9th-16th position. The headline results were;

Cup Competition

1st – Costessey Junior School (West Norwich & Dereham SSP)

2nd – Woodlands Primary Academy (East Norfolk SSP)

3rd – Dussindale Primary School (Norwich East SSP)

Plate Competition

1st – Docking Primary School (West Norfolk SSP)

2nd – Scarning Primary School (West Norwich and Dereham SSP)

3rd – Diamond Academy (Breckland SSP)

You can download the full results from the event by clicking here. You can view a gallery of photos taken of all of the action by visiting the Photo Gallery section.

Yr 4-6 Mixed Football Finals

At the same time as the Yr 3-4 Girls competition was underway, 13 teams from some of the county’s small schools (<125 pupils) were battling it out in their own Football Finals for boys and girls in Yr 4-6.

Teams were initially split into two groups, one of 6 teams and one of 7. They then played against in each with the teams that finished in the same position in each group playing off against each other for overall positions.

1st – Corpusty Primary School (West Norwich and Dereham SSP)

2nd – Banham Primary School (South Norfolk SSP)

3rd – Preston Primary School (South Norfolk SSP)

To see the full breakdown of results from the mixed football finals please click here.

All of the matches in the two competitions were refereed by student leaders from the Dereham Education and Soccer Academy (DESA).

You can also view and purchase photos from both of the events included in Day 5 of the Games by clicking here.

Norfolk Summer School Games Finals – Day 4 Report

Day 4 of the Summer Finals was at risk of being affected by some forecasted heavy rain, thunder and lightning but the bad weather held off and the Games went ahead as planned.

The penultimate day of the Summer Games Finals included; Yr 1-2 & 3-4 Tri Golf Finals, Yr 5-6 Girls Kwik Cricket Finals, Yr 7-13 Angling Finals.

Yr 1-2 & 3-4 Tri Golf Finals

It was the Tri Golf Finals that were at most risk of being affected by any O63A5003bad weather so it was moved inside into the Easton College Tennis Centre.

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 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 volunteers from local golf clubs and student leaders from City College Norwich.

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 – Bluebell Primary School (Norwich SSP)

2nd – Gayton Primary School (West Norfolk SSP)

3rd – Holt Community Primary School (North Norfolk SSP)

Yr 3-4 Competition

1st – Holt Community Primary School (North Norfolk SSP)

2nd – Trowse Primary School (South Norfolk SSP)

3rd – Sprowston Junior School (Norwich East SSP)

To download the full breakdown of results click here. You can view and purchase photos of the Tri Golf Finals by clicking here.

Yr 5-6 Girls Kwik Cricket Finals

Meanwhile at Old Buckenham Cricket O63A5104Club, the Yr 5-6 Girls Kwik Cricket Finals were underway. Seven teams qualified to represent their SSP in the Finals which were delivered in partnership with Norfolk Cricket Board.
During the morning, teams competed against each other in a round robin format. Some rain showers did disrupt play for a short while but it didn’t dampen the young cricketers spirits or enthusiasm. At the end of the morning session the top four teams progressed into a Cup Competition and the bottom three went into the Plate Competition.
The top four teams then took part in semi finals to decide which two teams would play in the final for 1st/2nd place. The losing teams then played against each other to decide 3rd/4th place.
1st – St Williams Primary School (Norwich East SSP)
2nd – Holt Primary School (North Norfolk SSP)
3rd – Wreningham Primary School (South Norfolk SSP)
Download the full results to see the full breakdown of where each team finished. To view photos of the competition please click here.
The event was supported by officials from Old Buckenham Cricket Club and  staff from Norfolk Cricket Board.

Yr 7-13 Angling Finals

The School Games Angling Finals were held at Barford Lakes just outside O63A4838Norwich.  Two teams of three pupils from each of the eight SSPs qualified for the Finals.

The mid morning rain didn’t hold up the competition with one angler from each team being split across the venues three lakes (Top Lake, Pleasure Lake, Match Lake). Team captains drew lots to decide where on the lake each member of the team would fish from.

Once anglers had set up their equipment the horn was sounded and they had three hours to catch the greatest weight of fish as they could. Anglers used a variety of tactics and techniques and showed great determination and patience throughout the match.

At the end of the 3 hours, each anglers haul was weighed and points were awarded to the pupils within each section who had caught the greatest weight of fish. The points of each team member were then added together to give each team a total score.

1st – West Norfolk SSP

2nd – North Norfolk SSP

3rd – Breckland SSP

To view the full breakdown of result please click here. Our professional photographer took a series of photographs of the competition, you can view them and purchase copies here.

Day 5 of the Games will be held tomorrow and will include the Yr 3-4 Girls Football Finals which will be held at the FDC in Norwich.

Norfolk Summer School Games Finals – Day 3 Report

Day 3 of the Summer School Games Finals included four separate events in a range of sports and catered for boys and girls for a range of age groups.

Yr 3-4 Mini Tennis

The Yr 3-4 Mini Tennis Finals took place at the Easton College Tennis Centre. Fifteen teams of four pupils (2 boys and 2 girls) competed on behalf of their local School Sport Partnership (SSP) to be crowned 2016 Norfolk School Games champions.

During the morning of the event, teams were split into groups and competed against each other in a round robin format. The results of these groups then decided the fixtures for the afternoon playoffs where teams battled it out for overall positions.
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1st – Catton Grove Primary – (Norwich East SSP)

2nd – St Williams Primary – (Norwich East SSP)

3rd – North Elmham Primary – (West Norwich & Dereham SSP)

You can download the full results by clicking here. You can also view and purchase photos from the event by clicking here.
The event was delivered in partnership with coaches and staff from Easton College Tennis Centre and supported by sports leaders from Cromer Academy.
Yr 5-6 High 5 Netball

The Yr 5-6 High 5 Netball Finals were held at the O63A4555Sportspark and saw 29 teams of 8 girls/boys from across the county taking part in two separate competitions. One competition was for big schools (>125 pupils) and the other was for small schools (<125 pupils).

The action continued throughout the day despite some mixed weather that saw periods of warm sunshine followed by showers.

Teams in the big schools competition were split into four groups with teams competing against each other ion a round robing format. The top two teams from each group then went forward into the Cup competition with the bottom two teams going into the Plate competition.

Within the Cup and Plate competitions teams were again split into two groups who played against each other in a round robin format. The teams that finished in the same position in each of the groups then played off for overall placings (eg 1st in Group 1 vs 1st in Group 2 for 1st/2nd overall etc).

At the end of the day the headline results were;

1st – Cringleford Primary School – (Norwich SSP)

2nd – Homefield Primary School – (East Norfolk SSP)

3rd – Attleborough Junior School – (Breckland SSP)

In the Small Schools competition, 13 teams were split into two groups would played against each other. The finishing positions for each group were then used to play teams off against each other for overall positions as in the Big Schools competition.

The results were;

1st – Garboldisham Primary School – (South Norfolk SSP)

2nd – Wreningham Primary School – (South Norfolk SSP)

3rd – Sandringham Primary School – (West Norfolk SSP)

To download the full list of results from both teh Big and Small School events please click here. To view/purchase photos from the High 5 Netball Finals visit here.

The event was supported by volunteer officials from a number of local netball clubs as well as sports leaders from Norwich School and Reepham High School.

The event also had a VIP guest in the form of England Netball player Lindsay Keable. Lindsay spent all day talking to the young players, signing autographs and having her photo taken. The pupils were very interested to hear all about how Lindsay got in to netball and how often she trains amongst many other good questions.

Yr 7-8 & 9-10 Triathlon Finals

In recent years the Games has included an Aquathlon (swim/run) O63A4692event for pupils in Yr 7-8 & 9-10. NEW for 2016 this was expanded into a Triathlon (swim/cycle/run) event to challenge the pupils even further.

The swim legs were held in the Sportspark pool and the run and cycle legs taking place over the road in Earlham Park. The event was delivered in partnership with Tri A Sport CIC.

The results were;

Yr 7-8 Boys

1st – Callum Steadman (West Norwich & Dereham SSP)

2nd – Callum Steadman (Norwich East SSP)

3rd – Matthew Munnings (South Norfolk SSP)

Yr 7-8 Girls

1st – Kate Willis (North Norfolk SSP)

2nd – Fenke Rosbergen (West Norwich & Dereham SSP)

3rd – Tilly Merrick (North Norfolk SSP)

Yr 9-10 Boys

1st – Chris Halsam (North Norfolk SSP)

2nd – Sam Ross (West Norwich & Dereham SSP)

3rd – Mal Staff (Norwich East SSP)

Yr 9-10 Girls

1st – Naryce Anderson (Norwich East SSP)

2nd – Victoria Lloyd (North Norfolk SSP)

3rd – Maysie Steadman (West Norwich & Dereham SSP)

To download the full results please click here. You can also view and purchase photos of the exciting new event by clicking here.

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Pupils from the county’s special schools took part in an exciting day of sports competitions. The events were split in those for pupils with Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD) and Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD).

Teams of pupils from each school competed again each other in athletics, archery, rowing and tennis.

The headline results were;

Rowing

MLD – 1st – Fred Nic B, 2nd – Sidestrand 1, 3rd –  Fred Nic 1

SLD – 1st – John Grant, 2nd – Harford Manor B, 3rd – Clare School

Tennis

MLD – 1st –  Fred Nic, 2nd – Sidestrand

SLD – 1st – John Grant, 2nd – Harford Manor, 3rd – Clare School

To view photos from the Special School Games please click here.