Young athletes compete in SSP Yr 5-6 Sportshall Athletics Competition


Yesterday afternoon approximate 220 pupils represented their schools in the SSP’s Yr 5-6  Sportshall Athletics Competition at the Sportspark. The event aimed to provide more young people with the opportunity to represent their schools in competitive school sport.

The competition was part of the county wide Norfolk School Games programme and acted as a qualifying event for the School Games Finals on Monday 26th February.

Schools had been invited to enter teams of up to 10 boys and 10 girls to compete in a range of fun sportshall athletics track and field events, including;

Track Events – obstacle relay, 1 + 1 lap relay, 2 + 2 relay, under/over relay, 5 lap Paarlauf, 4 x 1 lap relay

Field Events – speed bounce, chest push, standing long jump, standing triple jump, foam javelin and vertical jump.

All of the activities were delivered by sports students from Easton & Otley College.

The following schools took part in the competition;

  • Bluebell Primary
  • Wensum Junior School
  • Colman Junior
  • St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary
  • Cringleford Primary
  • West Earlham Junior
  • Eaton Primary
  • Norwich Primary Academy
  • Free School Norwich
  • Valley Primary
  • Bignold Primary

Pupils were allowed to take part in a maximum of 2 track events and two field events. Pupils scored points for their teams based on their performance in each event.

At the end of the event the scores were added together to give the overall results for boys and girls teams. The headline results were;


1st – Cringleford Primary (222 points)

2nd – St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary (214 points)

3rd – Bignold Primary (182 points)


1st – St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary (206 points)

2nd – Bignold Primary (194 points)

3rd – Cringleford Primary (192 points)

For a full breakdown of results and to see a combined overall combined boys + girls result please download the full results.

To view a gallery of photos of all of the action please visit our Photo Gallery.

The boys team from St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary and the girls team from Cringleford Primary will now be invited to represent the Norwich SSP in the Norfolk School Games Finals on Monday 26th February at the Sportspark.

The SSP will also be hosting a Sportshall Athletics Competition for pupils in Years 3&4 on Thursday 30th November at the Sportspark.

Join a local athletics club

If your child took part in the competition and is interested in joining a local athletics club then check out our Clubs page to find out contact details.

2018 Norfolk County Sportshall Championships

Also, if your child is interested in competing in other sportshall athletics competitions outside of school then why not enter them to take part in the Norfolk County Sportshall Championships on Saturday 13th January 2018 at the Sportspark.



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