Rob Shaw


If your 2-6 year old loves football or you’d like to give them a chance to try the sport Ozzy the Octopus wants to meet them!

Amber Valley SSP are once again running Infant Football sessions for 2-6 year olds every Saturday morning at The Genesis Centre, Alfreton

Give your little boy or girl their first experience of football in a fun, safe, inclusive setting. Children will be taught the basics of football while enjoying a variety of different activities themed around the sport.

They might also get the chance to meet and play football with Ozzy the Octopus!

4-6 year olds:

Where: Genesis Centre, King Street, Alfreton, DE55 7DQ

When: 9.30-10.30am

Cost: £4.50

2-3 year olds:

Where: Genesis Centre, King Street, Alfreton, DE55 7DQ

When: 10.45-11.30am

Cost: £4

Please note sessions must be paid for a term in advance

To book your place please complete the form below:

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4-6 years (9.30-10.30am)2-3 years (10.45-11.30am)

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Age 4-6
2nd March (£31.50)9th March (£27)16th March (£22.50)23rd March (£18)30th March (£13.50)6th April (£9)13th April (£4.50)

Start date: Age 2-3
2nd March (£28)9th March (£24)16th March (£20)23rd March (£16)30th March (£12)6th April (£8)13th April (£4)

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After more than 50 fixtures across three dates John Flamsteed Community School became Y7 Football Champions for 2018/19!

Four teams progressed to the finals night after two games against each opponent with Belper School topping the league table

John Flamsteed took 2nd spot ahead of Swanwick Hall whilst David Nieper Academy grabbed the all important 4th spot marginally ahead of Heanor Gate and Ripley Academy with Aldercar High and Ecclesbourne in 7th and 8th respectively

Onto the finals night where Belper School took on David Nieper in the first semi-final winning the a tight game 4-1 with two late goals adding gloss to the scoreline

In the second semi-final John Flamsteed booked their place in the final winning a hard fought game against Swanwick Hall 2-0

The 3rd placed playoff saw local rivals David Nieper Academy take on Swanwick Hall with the latter winning 2-0

The final was incredibly closely fought between two very strong sides, the midfield battle proved key with both teams battling for control of the match. The game swung in John Flamsteed’s favour when Alfie broke away through midfield to score a terrific goal. Belper applied the pressure throughout the 2nd half but JFCS held firm including a brilliant save from Isaac late on to secure the 1-0 win.

Congratulations to John Flamsteed and well done to each team for participating

Over three weeks of intense competition across age groups ranging from Y1-6 our cluster Dodgeball competitions in Belper, Heanor and Alfreton saw over 900 young people represent their school!

113 teams competed for the title of Dodgeball champion of their area leading to some fantastic play and plenty of terrific sportsmanship and honesty

Competitions were hosted at local sites Belper, Alfreton and William Gregg VC Leisure centres as well as Aldercar High School and were supported brilliantly by volunteer sports leaders from secondary schools at Belper, Heanor Gate, Aldercar High, David Nieper Academy and Swanwick Hall

Thank you to all staff, students, volunteers and spectators in supporting one of our most successful set of events ever!

By taking part in competition Amber Valley schools are also aiming to score points toward their Champion Schools total. This annual award takes into account both participation and performance to formulate league tables for each school size category with awards available for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each category as well as for the most improved school from last academic year.

For more information on how to points are calculated please visit the Champion Schools page

Infant Schools:

P School Participation Bronze Silver Gold School Games Total
Value 50 10 20 30 20
1 Croft Infant 4 1 220
2 Ripley Infant 3 2 1 210
3 Copthorne Infant 3 1 1 180
4 Somercotes Infant 3 1 1 180
5 Langley Mill Infant 3 1 170
6 Aldercar Infant 3 1 160

Primary KS1:

P School Participation Bronze Silver Gold School Games Total
Value 50 10 20 30 20
1 Little Eaton 3 1 2 230
2 Codnor 3 2 1 220
3 Howitt 3 1 1 1 210
4 William Gilbert 3 2 1 200
5 Loscoe 3 1 1 180
6 Pottery 3 150


P School Participation Bronze Silver Gold School Games Total
Value 50 10 20 30 20
1 Fritchley 6 1 2 1 400
2 Kirk Langley 6 1 2 360
3 Ambergate 6 1 1 340
4 Mugginton 3 1 1 180


P School Participation Bronze Silver Gold School Games Total
Value 50 10 20 30 20
1 Curzon 9 1 1 3 570
2 Loscoe 8 1 1 2 490
3 Breadsall 6 2 1 1 370
4 Ironville 7 1 370
5 Holbrook 7 350
6 Heage 6 1 1 340
7 South Wingfield 6 1 320


P School Participation Bronze Silver Gold School Games Total
Value 50 10 20 30 20
1 Leys Jr 14 3 1 2 810
2 Codnor 13 2 2 1 730
3 Kilburn 12 1 3 1 700
4 Richardson 7 1 3 1 440
5 Little Eaton 7 1 3 420
6 William Gilbert 7 1 1 1 410
7 Coppice 7 1 1 1 400


P School Participation Bronze Silver Gold School Games Total
Value 50 10 20 30 20
1 Mundy Jr 19 3 3 6 1210
2 Riddings Jr 13 1 3 6 900
3 St Johns Belper 12 5 3 3 800
4 Langley Mill Jr 14 2 3 780
5 Swanwick 11 3 1 600
6 Ripley Jr 8 1 420
7 Duffield Meadows 7 2 410

If you don’t see your school listed here and would like to know where they stand in the league table please contact

Over 30 Amber Valley schools were in attendance at the inaugural Derbyshire Active Schools conference hosted at Derby Arena and iPro Stadium through link work with AVSSP

Staff were able to share ideas and best practice with teachers and professionals from around the county as well as listening to inspiring key note’s from Ali Oliver of the Youth Sport Trust and Martin Burder of the Art of Brilliance.

The conference saw close to 250 schools from across Derbyshire represented with the morning seeing staff able to pick each other brains and get an idea of the national and regional picture in PE and school sport as well as seeing incredible case studies from across the Youth Sport Trust networks not to mention a mascot lead warm up with our very own Ozzy the Octopus!

The afternoon session consisted of a series of practical workshops in game and session ideas, active storytelling and dance, yoga and fitness

Amber Valley schools were also treated to delivery of their FREE set of lesson plans as part of their affiliation package. A full year of curriculum lead planning for each year group in school – the perfect thing to accompany the buffet lunch!

Thank you to all Amber Valley staff who were able to attend, we hope you had an inspiring day!

18 teams and around 150 young people descended on John Flamsteed Community School for our first ever Indoor Rowing event!

Using Concept 2 GoRace technology teams were able to track the progress of their boat projected on a large screen leading to a raucous atmosphere as the finish line approached!

Everyone involved put in a huge amount of effort to score points for their team with numerous races going right down to the wire, two of which even ended as a draw!!

Our teams were scoring points across individual races for both boys and girls in sprint and endurance disciplines as well as multiple relay races which required quick, efficient changeovers!

Duffield Meadows Primary came out on top of a closely fought contest with Richardson Primary in 2nd and Kilburn Jr in 3rd

For full results please visit the Results page.

Well done and congratulations to everyone involved!

Amber Valley SSP offer high quality sports camps for children aged 4-11 with a choice of both Swanwick and Heanor

Camp day’s are delivered by our team of experienced, fully qualified staff with activities such as football, dodgeball, tennis, swimming, archery, boxercise and more on offer for your children

A full day of activity (8.30am-3pm) costs only £10 and can be paid via paypal or cash on the day

To book your place please download the new AVSSP app to your smartphone available from the Apple App store or the Google Play store

For a shortcut to download the app simply open your phone’s camera and scan over the code below:

For further enquiries please contact