The sun shone at Ashton Gate Stadium yesterday for Bristol Sport Foundation’s Celebration of Sport day.
Celebration of Sport Week is the annual end-of-season festival held at Ashton Gate, which brings together the four sporting charities – Bristol City Robins Foundation, Bristol Sport Foundation, Bristol Bears Community Foundation and Bristol Flyers Community.
The event, which usually plays host to around 1,000 pupils from our Forever Sport partner schools was tweaked slightly due to the pandemic and took the form of a Jailbreak Cup festival with a total of 11 schools selected to take part.
Jailbreak is our bespoke game designed for primary school aged pupils and incorporates evasion tactics along with other sporting elements such as throwing and catching, with the objective being to get all the balls into your zone to win the game. Chew Stoke Primary School emerged as the eventual winners and took home the first ever Jailbreak Cup.
Event organiser, Kristoff Young, said: “I was delighted to take up this opportunity to organise, plan and run this year’s Celebration of Sport event for Bristol Sport Foundation.
“Yesterday morning we saw 12 teams competing for the first-ever Jailbreak Cup at Ashton Gate Stadium. Teams were drawn into a group a week before the festival and played each team in the group and then allocated into their semi-finals positions for either the Bowl, Plate or Cup. Overall, every single team played four games during the morning and created lots of love memories for the children.
“It was amazing to see all the teachers and 180 children being active, smiling and enjoying this special occasion after a difficult academic year we have faced. I would like to say a big thank you to all the BSF coaching staff who helped out yesterday to ensure the festival ran smoothly and made it a huge success.”
A teacher at Yeo Moor Primary School said: “There are so many reasons why we love working with Bristol Sport and having the opportunity to be part of such a fantastic event is one of them. The morning ran smoothly and it was obvious that a lot of planning and preparation had gone into it to make it run so effectively. On the way back to school, the children were raving about what a great time they had had and William (a competitive boy!) said, “I don’t mind we didn’t win the trophy because we had such a great time!”
If you would like your school to get involved in our Forever Sport programme, please contact Tom Monks