Matalan Sporting Promise School Sports Initiative Tue, 04 Oct 2011 08:13:37 +0000 en hourly 1 Summer Celebration Days generate great excitement Fri, 09 Sep 2011 14:17:14 +0000 admin Continue reading ]]> 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…

Sir Steve was involved in a number of different sporting activities including Softball and Dodgeball in Salford and culminating in some competitive looking Ultimate Frisbee in North Shields. All events were well covered in the local media with multiple TV crews and journalists joining Steve and the schoolchildren for the sessions and Tony Livesey from Radio 5 Live particularly enjoyed his game of Dodgeball!  Monica Owens, Head teacher at All Hallows RC Business Enterprise and Sports College, said:  

“Matalan Sporting Promise is such a brilliant resource for teachers and pupils. We’ve all loved the PE lessons this summer and it has been so exciting to have Sir Steve here today to get involved in the sessions and to show his support.”

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Win a visit from Sir Steve Redgrave Thu, 09 Jun 2011 18:26:33 +0000 admin 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.




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Sporting Promise Launch a Huge Success Sun, 28 Nov 2010 23:43:25 +0000 admin Continue reading ]]> 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.

The event was a great success and brought this fantastic project to life.  Watch out for it coming to a school near you soon.

Click here to view the embedded video.

Video by Stamp Productions

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Sir Steve Redgrave throws weight behind Matalan Sporting Promise Sun, 28 Nov 2010 23:43:07 +0000 admin Continue reading ]]>

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.

The initiative will enable children to be involved in sporting activity from an early age, something I myself benefited from and remain passionate about. Created through a partnership between Matalan and the Youth Sport Trust, Matalan Sporting Promise has highlighted the importance of investing in school sport and will help develop a fitter healthier future for our nation. I hope this initiative will be one of many working in unison, supporting the development of school sport and activity for many years to come.
Sir Steve Redgrave, Ambassador of Matalan Sporting Promise

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