Thank you for your interest in Sports Slam 2023. Allocations for free equipment have now been randomly allocated. However you can still register to access free downloadable resources via your Sports Slam account, preparing your school for a fun-filled National School Sports Week.

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If your school hasn’t signed up for National School Sports Week yet, now is the perfect time to take action. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to be part of a movement that celebrates the power of sports, play and physical activity. Register now:

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Every school will receive an exclusive discount to source sports equipment for the event and a bundle of downloadable resources to take part in Sports Slam. Click ‘register’ now.

All schools that sign up will receive downloadable resource packs, full of engaging activities, and fun challenges that will bring Sports Slam to life in your school.

All schools will receive certificates for participation and the opportunity to win Sports Direct product prizes, so make sure you’re in it to win it! We can’t wait to see you all having fun this June 19th on National School Sports Week!

Summer of fun with Sports Slam

Helping children enjoy new sports in new ways to play for fun, play for 60 this summer.

Resources to make sports fun and inclusive for children of all physical abilities, including fold-out lesson plans that are easy to use and can be championed on classroom walls.

Certificates, competition prizes and Sports Slam equipment bags to reward children over the summer.

Create your own viral sport challenge

We’re encouraging children to flex their creative muscles as well as their physical ones. After they’ve taken part in all the Sports Slam activities, we want them to create a sports challenge for others to complete – awarding big prizes to the most creative and popular sport challenge video idea.


All schools that sign up will receive exclusive access to discounted sports equipment, inclusive lesson plans and free resources to inspire and support children. Plus, there are Sports Direct product prizes to be won. It’s all to play for!


When does Sports Slam take place?

Sports Slam will be launching on April 18th and taking place during National School Sports Week on the 19th of June 2023. This is our official launch date and targeted week but if you want to you can do it on a week that works better for your school.

Is there an entry fee?

Sports Slam is free and all about inspiring and engaging children to get 60 active minutes a day, through fun and inclusivity in sports.

What will you get if you sign up?

All schools to sign up will be in with a chance to receive a Sports Slam kit bag filled with sports equipment for the school, exciting Sports Slam activities and supporting resources.

If you don’t receive one, don’t worry. We will still supply all schools who sign up with all the Sports Slam resources they need to take part. Including digital downloads of the Sports Slam Activities and Challenges.

How do you know if you’re one of the schools to get free equipment?

We will email all schools that are successful after the sign-up process is complete, so keep an eye on your inbox, and of course, your junk mail. This email will also contain information on when you will receive your Sports Slam kit packs.

I see there’s a competition, what prizes are up for grabs?

We have a few amazing opportunities for schools and children taking part.

Create Your Own Viral Sport Challenge! The most creative and popular 60-second viral sports challenge will win sports products from Sports Direct. That’s a lot of new sports goodies that can help children play for fun, play for 60. Encourage your children to be as creative as possible!

Submit children’s entries anytime between 18th April 2023 and 25th June 2023.

How are the Sports Slam winners chosen?

We’ll have a panel of sporting and educational professionals on-hand to look through your new, engaging viral challenge videos. Where creativity, inclusivity and fun shines through the most, that’ll be our winner. Competition voting will be happening between 26th June 2023 and 7th July 2023.

How do I submit my Sports Slam Viral Video?

It’s simple, just upload your sports challenge video online and tag both Sports Direct and Youth Sport Trust, with the #playfor60challenge hashtag easy!

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