On the eve of half term we received notification from Sport England and Youth Sport Trust that we had won the London and Home Counties School Games Award for ‘Competition for All’ in recognition of our ‘commitment to the development of competitive opportunities for all young people’.
The award follows the announcement in January that North Oxfordshire was ranked in the top 10% of School Games areas across the country for our commitment to, and development of, competition and the School Games during the autumn term 2015.
The accolade is a fitting reward for the tremendous dedication and hard work of our School Games Organiser, Emma Jackson, and team of School Sport Coordinators - Gaynor Allen, Rory Mawn, Kevin Peake, Lucie Smith-Childs, Richard Ferley and Ian Lee, who between them continue to offer a comprehensive, progressive and wide ranging calendar of high quality sports competitions and festivals.
During the autumn term, the team delivered 83 competitions and festivals that were linked to 10 community sports clubs and organisations. The events involved 4749 participants in 600 teams, and were supported by 630 Young Leaders. Our inclusive approach to competition enabled 242 participants and 24 leaders with special educational needs or a disability to experience a competition. Read more