Unsung heroes of sport in the region were honoured at this year’s North East Disability Sports Awards, which took place on Thursday 14 March at Kingston Park Stadium. Almost 200 guests from the world of sport were in attendance at the event which recognised and celebrated the achievements of participants, coaches and clubs involved in disability sport during 2018.
The rugby world will be able to experience the best of North East England when the biggest club matches in the Northern hemisphere are played at St James’ Park on 10/11 May next year. As part of the promotion, both the European Rugby Challenge Cup and Heineken Champions Cup will be on display in a Rugby Finals Trophy Tour.
Businesses, schools, community groups, clubs, events and councils are all eligible to apply for their location to be a stop on the tour. The visits are free of charge, with both trophies being able to remain at a venue for up to two hours, members of the public will be able to have their photo taken with both trophies.
The tour will begin on March 24th and finish on April 13th. The trophies will not be available between March 28th and April 1st.
To download an application form, please click here. The deadline to submit an application is December 20th 2018.
Over 170 young girls aged 14-18 years old from secondary schools across Tyne & Wear attended a specially organised conference at Benfield School on Thursday 27 September. The event, called This Girl’s Future, saw Katy Storie, ex-England Rugby Union player, and Laura Weightman, Team GB Olympic athlete, give inspirations talks about their career successes and the hurdles they had to overcome.
British Fencing have launched a new fencing taster session offer for Primary Schools, to encourage more children to participate in fencing. The National Governing Body have also launched a new coaching framework that is designed to clearly show the pathway to becoming a coach, for aspiring fencing coaches.