Wesport School Competition
Event Details

2017 School Games Inclusive Watersports - Yrs 7, 8 & 9 - OPEN ENTRY

Sport: Watersports
UA: County Wide
SSP/Associations: Ashton Park; Banes; Bath & Keynsham; Chew Valley; City Academy; Grange; Independents (BaNES); Independents (Bristol); Independents (N Somerset); Independents (S Glos); Midsomer Norton; Midsomer Norton Extra; MSN Federated Schools; North Somerset Schools; St Bedes; St John & St Vigor; test; Test2; Yate Academy;
School Type: Secondary; Special;
Specific Schools: No
Age Groups: Year 7; Year 8; Year 9;
Gender: Mixed
Organiser: Alice Miller
Closing Date: 03/04/2017
Number in a team: 12
Max. number of teams: 10
Max. number of teams per school: 1
Leadership: No

Entry criteria
  • Team size: Squads of 12 - minimum 6 SEND pupils, the other team members should be pupils who are unlikely to represent the school at any other sporting events  
  • Yr7, 8, 9 mixed teams (ideally 6 boys, 6 girls)
  • Watersports are particularly suited to SEND Sports Classifications 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12 (see document below)
  • Entry is first come first served, maximum of 10 teams.

Ability Level

  • Open to all Secondary and Special schools across the West of England (max. 10 teams)

  • No previous experience required, but students should just have an interest in watersports (Rowing, Sailing and/or Canoeing).

  • This is not an elite event - but very much have-a-go!

Pre-event coaching sessions

By entering this competition, each school will be given a free block of 6 weeks coaching at the All Aboard Centre prior to the event in one of the allocated time slots below (starting w/c Monday 24th April). Please email All Aboard directly with your 1st and 2nd choice of timeslot -  

Mondays 9.30am 12pm

Tuesdays 9.30am 12pm

Tuesdays 12.30pm 3pm

Thursdays 9.30am - 12pm

Fridays 9.30am 12pm

  • During the first couple of sessions all 12 students will get to try all three activities (Rowing, Canoeing and Sailing). 

  • After this the students will be asked to select one sport to participate in, which they will then also compete in on the day of the event. 

  • It is important that the same 12 students attend every week.

  • Prior to the Level 3 School Games competition, schools will select 5 of the students to compete in Rowing, 4 to compete in Canoeing and 3 to compete in Sailing.  

The All Aboard terms and conditions can be found on the document attached, which explain guidelines for minimum standards for pupils (e.g. water competency). Please ensure your team meets these requirements before entering.

 Event competition details (subject to change)

  • Date: Tuesday 20th June 2017

  • Arrival at 10am for registration and to sort kit and equipment

  • Competitions to start shortly after, and will be finished by 2.30pm, including a break in the middle for lunch.

  • A location map can be viewed via the link in the venue details below. There is a car park on site with minibus spaces.

  • Students must bring a change of clothes, footwear that can get wet, a towel, and a packed lunch.

Competition format

  • Students will compete as a team on the water in Sailing, Rowing or Canoeing, plus have the chance to have a go at an individual timed challenge in each of the 3 sports

  • The competition will be run by All Aboard staff, who are all appropriately trained

  • A briefing will take place prior to the competition to share the specific details and format for the day.

  • Final details about the day will be sent to all registered teams in advance of the competition, and in the mean-time will be contacted by All Aboard to arrange the pre-event coaching.


All schools will be expected to be aware of the Wesport School Games Welfare plan and Code of Conduct (attached below) and by signing up to this event, are agreeing to abide by the Codes of Conduct.

Can we ask that you seek photographic and film permission for all students before the event and any that cannot be photographed/filmed are made known to us at registration by completion of the non-consent form. This form is attached below and will also be re- attached to the final confirmation details email.

Number of days: 1


Venue 1:
Venue: All Aboard Watersports
Venue URL:
Venue Postcode: BS1 6XG
Start Date: 20/06/2017
Start Time: 10:00
Finish Date: 20/06/2017
Finish Time: 14:30

Documents Attached: SchoolGamesWelfarePlanandCofCSchools.docx
Welfare Plan & Code of Conduct

Photography Guidelines

Photography non-consent form

All Aboard Terms & Conditions

Registered School Teams:

Abbeywood   "A" Team
Broadlands   "A" Team
Downend   "A" Team
Kingsweston Special School   "A" Team
Oldfield   "A" Team
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