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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The first 1500 schools to complete a quick and easy sign-up will receive hundreds of pounds worth of free sports equipment! All remaining schools will receive an exclusive discount to source sports kit for the event. Click ‘register’ now.


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All schools that sign up will receive inclusive lesson plans and downloadable resources with fun activities to bring Sports Slam to life in PE lessons and in the classroom.



All schools will receive certificates for participation and the opportunity to win vouchers for discounted sports equipment for their school. Plus, we’re awarding schools some big prizes for the most creative new sports ideas, including a £5,000 sports equipment voucher and 10x £1,000 runner up vouchers.

Summer of fun with Sports Slam

Helping children discover four new sports and have fun.

Key Stage 2 focused lesson plans and Sports Slam Passports filled with hints and tips to master each sport.

Certificates, vouchers and competition prizes to reward children.

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Create your own sport

We’re encouraging children to flex their creative muscles as well as their physical ones. After they’ve taken part in all four Sports Slam sessions, we want them to create a completely new sport from their experiences – awarding big prizes to the most creative new sports ideas.


All schools that sign up will receive vouchers for discounted sports equipment, inclusive lesson plans and free resources to inspire and support children. Plus we’re awarding schools with big prizes for the most creative new sports ideas, including a £5,000 sports equipment voucher and a £1,000 vouchers for 10 runner-ups.

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When does Sports Slam take place?

Sports Slam kicks off from the 3rd May 2022, and can last as long as you like, however the competition window is one month, so we suggest getting involved as soon as possible if you plan to enter the competition too. See below for more information, but we need all entries submitted by the 27th May.

Here are the key dates to mark in your diaries:

  • Registration to Sports Slam opens: Wednesday 9th March 2022
  • Kit packs to be supplied to select schools: Tuesday 19th-29th April 2022
  • Sports Slam Commences and competition window opens: Tuesday 3rd May 2022
  • Create Your Own Sport Competition Opens: Tuesday 3rd May 2022
  • Create Your Own Sport Competition Closes: Friday 27th May 2022
  • Competition voting takes place: Monday 30th May 2022 – Friday 24th June 2022
  • Create Your Own Sport winners announced via email: 27th June 2022 and mid-July (keep an eye on your inboxes and junk mail)
Can multiple teachers sign up from one school?

One teacher per school is perfect. You only need to sign up once to receive all that Sports Slam has to offer.

What do we need to take part in Sports Slam?

If you’re one of the lucky 1,500 schools to sign up first, a kit pack is supplied for approximately 60 children to take part, at any one time.

For later sign ups, or more printed materials, you’ll need a printer, a big space for the activities, and your school’s current equipment. You’ll also receive a 20% discount to buy additional kit from Sports Directory, if needed, to partake in Sports Slam.

Then, depending on your school’s structure, you may find having a teaching assistant on hand can support you in the lessons.

All lesson plans to take the classes will be available to download in your account area on the Sports Slam website.

Is there an entry fee?

Sport Slam is all about showcasing the joy of sport to children. So there is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to the programme.

What will you get if you sign up?

The first 1,500 schools to sign up will receive a Sports Slam kit bag filled with sports equipment for the school, exciting Lesson Plans and Activity Sheets. There will also be Sports Slam Passports, enough for up to 60 children, to help them find their new favourite sport.

If you aren’t able to sign up that fast, don’t worry. We are also supplying digital downloads of the Lesson Plans and Passports, alongside a 20% discount voucher for Sports Directory to go towards any necessary new equipment.

That’s not all. All children who complete Sports Slam can take their printed Passport to their local Sports Direct and get a 20% discount on any equipment they want to use at home. They will have to have an adult with them, and the discount is only available to use once.

How do you know if you’re one of the first 1,500 schools?

We will email all schools who were one of the first 1,500 to sign up, so keep an eye on your inbox, and of course, your junk mail.

If you are successful, this email will also contain information on when you will receive your kit packs.

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

We have a few amazing opportunities for your school to win by submitting your best efforts.

Create Your Own Sport! The best new sport will win £5,000 of Sports Directory vouchers for their school. And the next 10 runners up, will win £1,000 of Sports Directory vouchers for their school. That’s a lot of new equipment that can help children along their sporting journey. Encourage your children to be as creative as possible!

All runners up will receive a 20% discount voucher to Sports Directory for taking part, so every school will take away a prize.

Submit your school’s entry anytime between Tuesday 3rd May 2022 and Friday 27th May 2022.

How are the Sports Slam winners chosen?

We’ll have a panel of sporting and educational professionals on-hand to look through your new, exciting sports. Where creativity and fun shines through the most, that’ll be our winner.

Competition voting will be happening between Monday 30th May 2022 and Friday 24th June 2022.

How will the winners be contacted?

The winners for each competition element will be contacted via the email address they used to register for Sports Slam.

Winners will be announced between 27th June 2022 and mid-July, keep an eye on your inboxes and junk mail.

How do I submit my school’s new Sports Slam idea?

It’s simple, just upload your documents to the website’s competition page here. We accept PDF and JPEG files, and don’t forget, it’s one submission per school.

What are the terms & conditions for entering?

You can read our full terms & conditions here.

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