Grassroots Sport

Here at TEN we are committed to supporting grassroots sports UK wide. We are delighted to have been able to sponsor a number of the Sainsbury's school games and we are working tirelessly to forge more sporting partnerships as well as continuing to work with the partnerships we have developed over the last few years. This is in addition to sponsoring a wide selection of sports and activities which promote healthy living and healthy lifestyles.

Physical activity for children has been linked to positive self-esteem, skill development, skeletal and cardiovascular health, and general healthy development. It is now widely established that childhood is the best time to establish positive attitudes and behaviour relating to physical activity and a healthy lifestyle. We have been looking at ways we can work with our clients in order to help promote sports and healthy lifestyles within schools as well as the wider community. Since opening branches across the UK I'm pleased to say that we have forged many partnerships and sponsored an unprecedented number of school and community linked teams/events which promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles. We are still looking to build partnerships with individuals and companies within the sporting arena who might be able to help us achieve even more.

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                             The Education Network are the proud sponsors of:

Harton and Westoe Dragons

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                                       TEN partner up with Education Enterprise

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The Education Network in Durham are pleased to announce a new sporting partnership with Education Enterprise. We will be working together to promote sports in schools across County Durham and Tees Valley. Watch this space for more information!


Sports Pledge Partnership


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We're delighted to have teamed up with Sports Pledge and Your Student Body.

The Sports Pledge vision is to see more active children with healthy lifestyles and enjoying physical activity and understanding the importance of eating healthy. This aligns with our own beliefs at The Education Network and recognises the importance of physical education through both health education and activity.

Sports Pledge are the UK’s first primary school initiative that delivers healthy living workshops, directly to the pupils using animation and fictional characters, based on the national curriculum and Ace volleyball. Sports Pledge donate 50% profits to the community, so they can extend the experience beyond the classrooms, through volleyball clubs for all.

As part of our Partnership Offer, we are pleased to be supporting Primary Schools by subsidising the cost of a Full Days educational and physical activity learning sessions for our member schools. The Education Network will subsidise a huge 50% of the cost of the day. That means you now only pay £200 (£400 without the TEN discount).

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Stage 1: (09:00 - 10:00)
The day will begin with a fun fitness circuit with all the children involved.

Stage 2: (10:00 - 11:30) Ace Volleyball games.
Lunch *For larger schools we will continue the Ace Volleyball games after lunch so that everyone has sufficient playing time.

Stage 3: (13:00-14:00) Inspire Assembly. A workshop on healthy lifestyle choices through animation and story telling and a chance to ask an elite any questions.
(*Larger schools will run later due to the Ace Volleyball Games running after lunch.)

All children receive a FREE:
- 16 page educational "Just Ace It" magazine*
- "Just Ace It" activities pull out including games and puzzles on healthy lifestyle.

*based on national curriculum.


Team GB Olympians Supporting The Cause

Nathan French Peter Bakare TeamgbTeam GB Olympic Men’s Volleyball players Nathan French and Peter Bakare are looking to combine their love of Volleyball with their passion to beat childhood obesity. The two of them have banded together to create the Sports Pledge with a vision of seeing more active children with healthy lifestyles and enjoying physical activity, as well as understanding the importance of eating healthy.

“It’s a way of continuing the Olympic legacy in our own innovative, creative and impactful way.” Nathan and Peter.

We encourage your school to take advantage of this offer and support your children to promote healthy living and physical activity in a fun, entertaining, educational and energetic way.

For more information, please contact Michelle at The Education Network on 0191 232 3780 or email




                             TEN Chelmsford Sponsor School Sport Partnership

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The Chelmsford team is a proud sponsor of the Chelmsford School Sport Partnership. Following the lead of our other offices, this partnership is the first of it's kind in the south of England and hopefully won't be our last. The Education Network prides itself on giving back to the local community that we serve. Promoting healthy living and lifestyles to children is very important to The Education Network. We can find no one that deserves our support more, than the Chelmsford School Sport Partnership.

“Chelmsford School Sport Partnership was launched in September 2003 and is based at Great Baddow High School Sports College.We have  sixty one  schools in total made up of eight secondary state schools, two special schools and 50 primary schools.

We are delighted to say that the Chelmsford School sport Partnership  continues to develop and work with schools , depsite government cutbacks. All Chelmsford Schools are committed to improving the sporting opportunities for the young people in our area and we shall move forward following the Governments new targets for School Games.”

To find out more about Chelmsford School Sport Partnership please visit their website -


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                 TEN teams up with Cramlington Cricket Club


The Education Network are very excited to be sponsors of Cramlington Cricket Club and are proud to be supporting this fantastic club in their future sporting events as they expand further. Here is a summary of what they do and you will be able to find more details on our news page shortly.

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Cramlington Cricket Club train and play at Cramlington Sporting Club. They have an active junior club, and through the cricket festivals for years 3 and 5, held in the summer term of 2014 they engaged 9 new U9 players 7 new U11, taking their junior membership from 26 to 42 the highest numbers the club has ever had.

Training times

6-7pm for schools years 3 and 4

7-8pm for school years 5 and 6

8-9pm for school years 7 and above.


All sessions are held at Sporting club.



The Education Network is now a proud sponsor of County Durham Sport


We are looking forward to sponsoring County Durham Sport and the various sporting events that they will be organising throughout the year. More information to follow so keep an eye on our news page but for now here is an introduction into what they do:




County Durham Sport is passionate about developing sport, physical activity and effective partnerships

Our Vision

Everyone able to improve the quality of their life through involvement in sport and physical activity.

Our Mission

To inspire, build and connect stronger pathways for sport and physical activity in County Durham by being a proactive, respected, inclusive and quality assured partner.

Who are we?

County Durham Sport is one of 49 County Sport Partnerships nationally, funded by Sport England and other local partners. County Durham Sport was established in 1996 as the first County Sports Partnerships in the country. We were also the first to submit an Active Sport bid.

This means we are an independent team working closely with national, regional and local organisations to ensure that sport and physical activity are developed in a coordinated and effective way across the county.


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TEN supports Cramlington School Sports Partnership

The Education Network are working in partnership with Cramlington School Sport Partnership to sponsor sports events, both curricular and extra curricular; as we see it to be an important part of the School Sport Partnership’s provision for a healthy lifestyle. They provide extension and enrichment opportunities for pupils of varying abilities and ages.


 Sainsburys School Games

The Sainsbury's School Games is a unique opportunity to motivate and inspire millions of young people across the country to take part in more competitive school sport.

The Games are made up of three levels of activity: competition in schools, between schools, and at a county/area level:

Intra-school (Level 1) - sporting competition for all students in school through intra-school competition • Inter-school (Level 2) - individuals and teams are selected to represent their schools in local inter-school competitions • Sainsbury's School Games Festivals (Level 3) – the county/area will stage multi-sport Sainsbury's School Games Festivals as a culmination of year-round school sport competition.





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The Schools 500 Games were initiated in Newcastle in 2011 as part of the Schools 500 programme, Newcastle Schools Olympic Legacy Programme which was awarded Inspire Mark by LOCOG in February 2011. The first Games began on the 23rd June 2011, which marked 400 days before the start of London 2012 Games. The opening ceremony was held at the University of Northumbria’s Sport Central it was based upon Olympic Games opening ceremony with a parade of pupils from all 57 competing schools, following an extravagant dance and singing opening, the Games were officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Newcastle alongside special guests Steve Cram and Stephen Miller.

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Northumberland Sport is one of 49 sub-regional sport partnerships operating across England. As a County Sport Partnership (CSP) we are funded by Sport England, by agencies to deliver specific projects on their behalf, by local government and by private sponsorship.

County Sports Partnerships are an integral part of the Government's drive to develop a 'single sports delivery system' across England, and we are the key bridge between local and regional networks.



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Tyne & Wear Sport is committed to improving the quality, range and fairness of sporting opportunities. To achieve these objectives we are involved in the planning and delivery of various projects designed to increase participation, coaching and volunteering in sport across the sub region.

Tyne & Wear Sport is a charitable company limited by guarantee, incorporated in March 2010. The company was established under a Memorandum of Association which established the objects and powers of the charitable company and is governed by its articles of association.

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Youth football is changing - smaller pitches - smaller teams - smaller  goals - child friendly competition
These amendments to the youth game can be found below  in some individual guidance booklets; Youth Leagues, U7/U8, U9/U10 and  U11/U12 resources.
These resources and amendments have been developed  over two years of research, consultations and listening to those involved in the  youth game, most importantly those that play – the children.
These  positive changes have been put in place to improve enjoyment, fun and  development of young players allowing more touches, on a better proportioned  pitch with an increase of involvement in the game as a whole. The changes within  The FA’s Youth Development Review will make youth football better for everyone  involved. We recognise that they present some challenges in the short-term but,  with your help, we can make football better, more relevant and more enjoyable  for our young players.


The Gateshead School Sport Partnership co-ordinate activites and facilitate collaboration amongst our schools, their clusters and key partners.

Our mission is to build an active and healthy future for all young people through the provision of high quality PE, school sport and physical activity. We will focus our attentions on clear outcomes for our children and young people.

We aim to realise the benifits of involvement in high quality PE and school sport for the young people of Gateshead in life as well as sport. This involvement will lead to many positive outcomes.


The Newcastle Eagles are the most successful club in British Basketball history, with a total trophy haul of 18 in the past three decades of the franchise history. Since the clubs move to Newcastle in 1995 and consequent inception of the Eagles brand in 1996 the club has achieved 17 of the 18 titles, plus an umber of runner up medals in addition.

The club history pages take you back through the recent history of Newcastle Eagles from its roots with Newcastle United Football Club.

 West York Sport


The Olympics legacy lives on in West Yorkshire as The Education Network and West Yorkshire Sport partners up to motivate and inspire thousands of young people across the county to take part in more competitive sports.

As part of The Sainsbury's School Games the event is organised by the West Yorkshire Sport teams who have a remit to develop PE and School sport opportunities across all schools in the county. The Education Network is pleased to announce it will be sponsoring the West Yorkshire School Games as part of an ongoing commitment to supporting healthy living and leisure activities for children of a school age.

The West Yorkshire School Games has been, for the past 13 years, the ultimate partnership event involving all five West Yorkshire local authorities, 18 School Sports Partnerships and ten National Governing Bodies of Sport. The Teams that compete at the West Yorkshire School Games are district winners having qualified through local school events, although there are a few 'open' events for direct entry that do not require qualification. In some sports, teams that triumph at the West Yorkshire School Games will be offered the opportunity to represent West Yorkshire in further competitions through the National Governing Bodies of Sport.


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The Education Network expands their Partnership portfolio forming alliances with South Yorkshire Sport. Following the successful partnership with West Yorkshire Sport we have now partnered up with South Yorkshire Sport to sponsor the South Yorkshire Sport Sainsbury's Games.   

The Education Network and South Yorkshire Sport will work together to support a number of projects and initiatives focused on increasing the number of young people involved in sport and physical activity. This is not just an excellent opportunity to inspire young people of all abilities and backgrounds to participate in competitive sport but is also an opportunity for future leaders, reporters, commentators, photographers, musicians and artists to showcase their talent and develop their skills in a live event environment.



The third year of the Humber School Games has been a huge success with over 20 sports being competed at over the academic year. Last week an estimated 2000 young athletes competed across 3 separate events. First saw a multi-sport event specifically designed for small primary schools, followed by a Quad Kids athletics event, both held at Costello Stadium, followed by the large multi-sport summer finals held at Hymers College, Hull. Both venues provided excellent facilities to host the Games.


The Education Network are pleased to to announce the sponsorship of the most prestigious cup of the Northumberland Schools' F.A. - The U15 Blake Cup. The cup is their oldest, most respected competition, retaining it's original silver trophy from 1911. Last years winners were Cramlington and they'll be looking for another strong showing this year. Find all the fixtures and results here.