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SSP In2Hockey

This year’s In2Hockey competition took place on a damp, cold and windy Tuesday afternoon. Despite this, the enthusiasm, attitude and play that was on show was refreshingly upbeat and positive!

Six teams competed in this year’s finals with some excellent individual performances as well as some superb team performances on show to brighten up the day! Not only were the performances first class but the level of respect from all players, teachers, parents and officials deserved to be recognised through our spirit of the games award. One pupil from Lea lead by example in everything he did, ensuring that he thanked not only the officials, but the opposition and even their teacher after every match.


Janice (SSP Manager)  ‘It was wonderful to see such a high standard of play and continued improvement in skill level year on year. I was also really struck  by the excellent sportsmanship displayed by  players, coaches, teachers and parents,  especially on such a cold and grey autumnal evening.’

Mrs Simpson-Allsop (Osmaston CofE Primary School Teacher) ‘We really enjoyed the tournament and the organisation of the event was great, as usual.’

Mrs Reeves (Great Longstone CofE Primary School Teacher) ‘Thank you so much for yet another great tournament.  It was as ever very well organised and the right level of competition and fun.  The Sports Leaders were excellent and were extremely good and positive with the children.’

Students from Eyam:

It was challenging, wet and cold but this made us focus.’

‘We had no idea we’d done so well – it was such a surprise to be in the top 3 teams.’


1st Osmaston A

2nd Eyam


4th Great Longstone

5th Osmaston B

6th Lea B

Year 3/4 Mini Tennis

Our annual Year 3/4 Mini Red Tennis tournament had 6 teams enter this year, doubling last years competition size. We had two teams from Osmaston (who have represented Rural Derbyshire at the School Games for the past couple of years), two teams from Turnditch, All Saints Juniors and Kniveton.

Straight from the start there was lot’s of great tennis on show for all to see with Turnditch A beating Kniveton in the first match. The closest match of the tournament came a little later when Kniveton managed to beat Osmaston B by 21-17, securing them a place in the semi final.

By the end of the pool matches four teams had secured their places in the semi finals. Turnditch A faced All Saints in the first semi final of the tournament and Osmaston A faced Kniveton in the second semi final.

Semi Final Results

Semi Final 1: Turnditch 38 – All Saints 15

Semi Final 2: Kniveton 15 – Osmaston 33

The 3/4th place playoff was between Kniveton and All Saints who looked evenly matched going into their final game, with both teams managing to score 15 points in the semi finals. This game proved to be more rewarding for both teams as Kniveton recorded 17 points, unfortunately for Kniveton though All Saints turned on the style and scored 29 points meaning they finished 3rd.

The Final game of the day. Turnditch A vs Osmaston A. The games started and it was clear to see why these two teams had made it to the final.  Throughout the final there were some excellent rallies and a real show of respect as players clapped and complimented each other on their points. The scores were in, Osmaston had managed to limit Turnditch to 30 points, the least that they had scored all tournament but Turnditch had also managed to limit Osmaston to even fewer with them scoring 21 points, also their lowest of the tournament.

Meaning this years trophy went back with Turnditch CofE Primary School. The final job of the day was to award the spirit of the games trophy. With so many teams showing huge amounts of respect, passion, determination, honesty and team work throughout it was a very tough decision that wasn’t decided until the very end of the day. As we packed away the equipment and proceeded to move into the minor hall for the presentation there was one young boy that stood out, he opened the door and without being asked continued to hold it open for all students, parents, teachers and young volunteers as they walked through, making my very difficult decision a lot easier! It was for this reason that Spirit of The Games trophy went to Kniveton CofE Primary School.

We would like to say a huge thank you to all the parents and teachers who helped our young leaders umpire the games and also to the schools and parents that helped to supply the equipment, we couldn’t have ran such a successful competition with out you all.

Year 5/6 Sportshall Athletics

This years sportshall athletics competition took place at Highfields School, Matlock. It was the first year that we had decided to run both a small schools and a big schools competition. This resulted in a very busy afternoon! We had 8 small schools and 4 big schools taking part meaning we had over 150 young athletes engaged in this fast paced competition.

In the big schools competition we had Wirksworth Juniors, Parkside Juniors, All Saints Juniors and St Josephs competing for this years trophy and for qualification into the county finals. In the small schools competition we had Baslow, Bamford, Lea, Longstone, Osmaston A&B, South Darley and Turnditch.

The competition was very close throughout with no clear winners on the track or field events. By the end everybody was very excited to find out who the winners were.


Big Schools:

1st All Saints Juniors

2nd Parkside Juniors

3rd Wirksworth Juniors

4th St Josephs

Small Schools:

1st Longstone

2nd Osmaston A

3rd Baslow St Annes

4th Turnditch

5th Lea

6th Bamford

7th South Darley

8th Osmaston B

Congratulations to all the teams for making it to the SSP Finals and good luck to our winners who will now represent Rural Derbyshire at the county finals.