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GSF 2016

Celebrating sport

The Trust’s theme this year was ‘Utopia: How can I make the world a better place?’

The inaugural Griffin Sports Festival took place on Thursday 29th September 2017 at Nicholas Chamberlaine School.

with 12 schools, 144 children and 50 6th Form helpers in attendance. The festivals main objectives, as identified in the planning phase, was to increase participation in sport, improve partnerships and raise the profile of sport and physical activity in schools and the local area.

The six sports

The six sports that were identified as being likely new experiences for participating students were: Duathlon, Archery, Handball, Sitting Volleyball, Curling and Orienteering. As a result, we were able to secure support from:
    • Octavian Droobers Orienteering Club
    • Nuneaton Archers
    • British Triathlon Trust
    • School Games
    • Coventry Handball

Special Guests

Nicola Gautier – a retired British bobsledder with two World Championship medals in the two-woman event. She won a silver at the 2005 Championships in Calgary and made history in 2009 at Lake Placid by becoming the first British female bobsleigh driver to win a gold medal. Also a three-time Olympian, Nicola earned her best finish of ninth in 2006, which was also the best ever Olympic result by a GB women’s bobsleigh team.



Images from the 2016 sports festival

Self-belief is probably the most crucial factor in success

Sir Steve RedgraveBritish rower