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After the first year of Matalan TOP Sport, over 3,000 schools are now part of the programme with more than 3,461 teachers being trained across the country.

Jump to it: use alternative sports to engage your least active

Jump rope is a sport that is starting to grab the spotlight. Our very own GB girls have performed on top-selling music videos for stars such as Madonna, James Morrison and Olly Murs as well as making appearances on Soccer AM, This Morning and So You Think You Can Dance. Continue reading

Roe Lee Park wins Recognition Award

With Matalan Sporting Promise in full swing, one school that has fully embraced and made the most of the Matalan TOP Sport programme is Roe Lee Park primary school near Blackburn.

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Summer Celebration Days generate great excitement

Four special celebration days this summer have gone down really well with pupils and local media alike. Sir Steve Redgrave, the Matalan Sporting Promise ambassador, toured the country in July, visiting Swindon, Salford, Leicester and Tyne and Wear… Continue reading

Win a visit from Sir Steve Redgrave

Your school could win a visit from Sporting Promise ambassador Sir Steve Regrave.

Register your interest and nominate your school to be in with a chance of this fantastic prize.

Sir Steve Redgrave launched Matalan Sporting Promise at Sportcity, in Manchester, on Friday 12th November 2010.  The event was attended by a number of elite athletes who took part in Tops Activities and Your Activities with over 200 young people from Manchester, London and North East.

Sir Steve Redgrave throws weight behind Matalan Sporting Promise

Matalan Sporting Promise is a new, exciting and innovative initiative to increase children’s participation in school sports. It will give the youth of today the ideal opportunity to access sport, delivered in a fun and enjoyable way. Targeting schools throughout Great Britain, Matalan Sporting Promise will support teachers, with the primary aim of enhancing the lives of young people. Continue reading