With COVID-19 forcing us to cancel our ever popular Sportshall Athletics events in the Autumn term AVSSP launched its very first Virtual Competition on 14th September.
Running for two weeks and tasking school staff and AVSSP coaches to deliver four simple athletics based challenges the competition helped bring physical activity to life and instil some competition into school sport once again.
So much so that over 4000 children across Amber Valley got involved, a frankly incredible number we never thought possible! Pupils were scored on Speedbounce, Chest Push, Shuttle Sprint and Track challenges with an average score then allocating to each school for mainstream and SEN/D pupils.
4000 entries meant 4000 certificates, 150 medals, 22 rosettes and countless ‘Spirit of the Games’ awards to help bring the AVSSP competition experience to each school in its own way.
A massive congratulations to every pupil and school who got involved, we can’t wait to see how you do on the next Virtual Competition challenge – Fencing!
To view Sportshall Athletics results click here
Amber Valley SSP are proud to launch our new Virtual Competition programme for 2020/21.
Our engaging, easy to use resource packs will help you provide opportunities for your students to be active and healthy while competing!
Simply download the Virtual Competition resource pack below to get started and submit your scores to firstname.lastname@example.org
Good luck and have fun!
This years Dodgeball events for KS1, Y3/4, Y5/6 and Plus students have already seen almost 950 students compete in a friendly, inclusive environment
With one event remaining we fully expect to top the 1000 pupil mark – a great example of the amazing support we receive from our affiliated schools and students
Sites in Belper, Heanor and Alfreton have seen a terrific standard of play but above all some amazing sportsmanship from so many participants. The events have been competitive but have also seen one team per event presented with a sportsmanship award while one individual per event has been named our honesty champion for demonstrating honesty above all other values
We’d also like to thank all parents and spectators for adopting AVSSP’s code of conduct and setting a great example to their youngsters!
Congratulations to every school and student who took part – we look forward to seeing you all at future events
We are pleased to announce that after a successful 2019 AVSSP’s Gambia coaching programme has been extended for 2020 after an agreement with partner organisation Cosy!
The project started in 2018 with the aim of inspiring and upskilling Gambian children in sport, PE and physical activity. Our aim was to encourage local boys and girls to take part in fun, inclusive activity to ensure a lifelong habit of physical activity in a country where poor diet can regularly lead to health complications. By instilling a habit of physical activity we hope to have a positive impact on the lives of local Gambian children.
Not only that the programme also provides vital paid employment to 4 Gambian coaches who are tasked with increasing participation in clubs, schools and recreational areas in their locality – much like our staff in Amber Valley!
After a training visit from AVSSP staff in 2018, Allie has a led the team of Yaya, Sam and JG throughout 2019 and has seen excellent participation figures across all areas with a huge upturn in engagement in girls, one of the key initial aims of our project!
Close to 9000 young people have participated in activity as a result of the programme with almost 2000 of those girls – a real achievement in a predominantly Muslin country.
We would like to thank Cosy Direct for their continued funding support and most of all our talented, dedicated team of coaches who are constantly improving the lives of young people across The Gambia!
Two evenings of competition saw well over 300 students and 35 teams take part in this year’s TAG Rugby events at Belper Rugby Club.
In three fast paced, high quality competitions teams were tasked with showing their skills in a series of TAG games and skill station activities all aimed at developing rugby skills and inspiring students to participate.
The Development event saw 16 teams take part with incredible progress shown by all teams, Thursday’s Elite event saw seasoned rugby players battle it out to claim the overall trophy.
While our 5 a side Girls only event saw a mix of those new to the sport and many who were passionate about playing rugby compete and learn in a friendly, sporting atmosphere
Congratulations to all teams and students who took part!
If you loved playing Rugby at the recent TAG events and would like to know more about joining Belper Rugby club simply click the link below, open training is on Sunday’s at 10am
Three weeks of competition, 10 events, 99 teams across three venues has seen over 1,000 Amber Valley pupils compete in this year’s Sportshall Athletics series!
Students from KS1 & 2 put their hard work into practice by tackling field and track events all battling to score points for their respective teams – we’ve seen some of the closest races and highest field event score ever!
Each and every team showcased outstanding teamwork and determination with a terrific atmosphere created by the hundreds of spectators present!
There were wins for St Johns Belper, Codnor Primary, Curzon Primary, William Gilbert, Riddings Infant and Loscoe Primary with each team run close in some amazing competitions
Huge congratulations to every school who took part and a big thank you to staff who supported their attendance!
AVSSP’s first ever Self Belief festival saw over 100 students experience what it’s like to be a club gymnast with Amber Valley Gymnastics Academy.
Seven specialist Gymnastics coaches put the students through their paces making use of top class facilities and equipment! Aspiring gymnasts were able to use the beams, bars, tumble track, rebound and more taking part in fun, energetic activities alongside the coaches!
The festival was all themed around Self Belief with awards on offer throughout with each coach tasked with selecting Self Belief Champions from their group
Our work with the club also stretched to talent identification with those students showing promise in Gymnastics invited to take part in specialised competition practices with the club
All students showed a fantastic attitude to try new things and embodied Self Belief throughout the session before leaving with a certificate each and an invite to take part in a FREE taster session with Amber Valley Gymnastics Academy
Congratulations to each and every student who took part and thank you to AVGA and their coaches for their hard work!
To find out more on how to become a member of Amber Valley Gymnastics Academy and work with their excellent team of coaches click here
Over 3 nights of intense competition almost 250 students jumped, threw and ran their way to Sportshall Athletics glory in our KS1 competitions
Participants took part in field events and track races to score points for their team with every single score counting towards a team total!
While each event saw a winning team, the level of sportsmanship, determination and teamwork on show was a joy to behold with a school from each venue taking home the Spirit of the Games award for showcasing outstanding School Games Values
Congratulations to each and every student who took part!
In the first set of sports competitions of 2019/20 over 30 teams battled it out to become Football champions in three categories of competition.
Each team showed outstanding determination, respect and teamwork with many awarded School Games Values points.
In boys, girls and small school categories it was clear that Amber Valley has some outstanding footballing talent with some terrific goals, saves and skills on show!
Congratulations to our three winners – Kirk Langley Primary, Kilburn Jr & St Johns Belper Primary
A huge well done to all our participants, we look forward to seeing many of you at future competitions
To check out the results in full head to our results page:
Primary Competition Results
Amber Valley SSP offer high quality sports camps for children aged 5-11 at Swanwick School and Sports College, which offers fantastic facilities and opportunity for a wide range of activities.
A full day of activity (8.30am-3pm) costs only £10 and can be paid via BACC’s transfer or cash on the day.
Camps are delivered by our team of experienced, fully qualified staff with activities such as football, dodgeball, invasion games, archery, fencing, inflatable assault course, bouncy castle and much more on offer for your children. Below are a couple of eye-catching days for your children to get excited about this summer.
MAGNESS MONDAY | WET WEDNESDAY | INFLATABLE FRIDAY
Football freestyler and world record holder Dan Magness will join us on a Monday for an exciting showcase and skills session, finished off with a game on our brilliant 3G pitch.
Wednesdays see us get out the super soakers and slip and slide course, so please send your child with a change of clothes and towel to dry off*
To finish the week off we bring out the bouncy castles and giant slide for a fun filled Friday.
To make a booking please complete the form below:
If you have chosen to pay via bank transfer please use the details below:
Amber Valley School Sport Partnership
Sort code: 30-92-59
Account no: 38603568
Reference: HC – Your childs’ name(s)
Amount due = £10 per day, per child
*please note that our wet activities on a Wednesday will be weather permitted.