The promotor of this initiative is Sportsdirect.com Retail Limited, Unit A Brook Park East, Shirebrook, NG20 8RY (‘Sports Direct’).
Sports Slam is a new initiative to help introduce sports to children from Sports Direct. Packed full of fun learning activities for children to enjoy in primary and junior schools all over the UK. Sports Direct’s brand partners are Nike, Puma, Under Armour and Asics. Sports Slam is aimed at children between the ages of 7-11.
Opening for registration on March 9th 2022. Sports Slam will kick-start a summer of discovering new sports. The main aim is to inspire children to get involved in sport, with a variety of fun and engaging PE lessons. Pupils of participating schools will experience four new sports over a multisport lesson or a series of lessons – they include: tennis, track and field, obstacle course and basketball, each represented by one of the partner brands. Sports Direct will provide the Early Bird schools (see below) with a FREE kit pack for all the activities. The Kit Pack provided will be for 32 children, however we encourage participating schools to get more than one class involved.
Entries to Sports Slam must be by persons aged 18 or above, acting on behalf of and with the authority of the relevant school in the England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Only one entry is permitted per school and only one kit bag per school will be available.
Schools can sign up on the following website [www.sportsslam.co.uk].
The first 1500 schools to complete a quick and easy sign-up will receive hundreds of pounds worth of free sports equipment.
Two tier entry Incentives:
A. “Early Bird” – FREE Sports Slam Equipment Pack + Printed promotional materials + Passports (see below) + access to digital downloads. Total: 1,500 School entrants
B. “Standard Entry” – 20% off voucher for Sports Directory to purchase equipment + Access to digital downloads. Voucher can only be used once, cannot be used with other offers/vouchers and valid until 31/12/22
All dates are estimated, but the current estimated timeline is as follows:
School sign up opens – 9th March 2022;
Kit pack fulfilment – 25-29th April 2022; On condition of school registration by 20th April. For schools that register beyond the launch date, kit packs will be sent out in batches at the soon possible opportunity.
Sports Slam to take place any time from when Kit pack received, at the discretion of the schools;
Competition window – submissions anytime from when Kit pack received until 27th May 2022;
Competition winner selection – 30th May – 24th June 2022;
Winners announcements – 27th June – 15th July 2022;
Winner presentation – TBC with the winning school after selection.
All schools can choose when to use their kit packs and undertake their Sports Slam school events, which can continue for longer than a day if so required. Please read through the information provided in your packs, to give more detail on the children’s activities. We encourage all participating schools to promote Sports Slam, providing the positive spirit of the initiative is captured and all the necessary consents are obtained.
Schools will need to run the games themselves using their own internal staff, no further personnel will be provided by Sports Direct.
All children will receive a Sports Slam ‘passport’ for their participation in the PE lessons, which they can have ‘stamped’ after completing each sport in the lesson plan. On the back of the passport there will be a bar code that entitles the child (with their parent or guardian) to 20% off at Sports Direct (in store only) once all four stamps have been collected. Vouchers can only be used once, not in conjunction with any other offer and will be valid until 31/12/22.
Once the Sports Slam PE lesson has been completed, children will be given worksheets and asked to design an entirely new sport based on their experience. Each school will then have the opportunity to pick one entry to represent their school and be entered (via the website) into a competition for the following prizes.
GOLD – Top prize of £5,000 of sports equipment vouchers for the winning school. Presented in-person by a Sports Direct or partner brand ambassador (Sports Direct to confirm)
The winner will be selected by a panel representing the Sports Direct. The criteria for the new sport idea is fun and creative.
Silver – 10x runner up prizes of £1,000 sports equipment vouchers for schools at Sports Directory.
Bronze – All remaining schools get vouchers for 20% (subject to terms and conditions see above) off at Sports Directory, as a reward for entering.
All participating schools will receive a certificate for their participation.
All recipients will be informed by email of their prize.
Health and safety – all participating schools must ensure they implement the necessary health and safety measures to ensure the safe participation of school pupils, including the completion of an on site risk assessment.
The winner must contact Sports Direct within 7 working days of notification to confirm:
If the winner cannot be contacted or does not provide confirmation as set out above, Sports Direct reserves the right in its sole discretion to decide whether to select a replacement winner or not.
By entering the Sports Slam or any element of it, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement for them and their school to be bound by these terms and conditions.
The decision made by the panel and selection of the winners are final.
Sports Direct does not accept responsibility for entries not received for whatever reason.
Employees and agents of Sports Direct(s) and its group companies are not eligible to participate in this Competition.
Sports Direct may cancel the Competition or any element of it by giving notice on the website referred to above.
Sports Direct accepts no liability for cancellation of the Competition or any element of it.
No cash or alternative Prize or compensation will be offered in the case of cancellation of the Competition or any element of it.
Entrants should check the Sports Slam website for FAQ’s or further information on Sports Slam.
The Competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.