Sport at Brookside

At Brookside Primary, we value sport highly and are committed to ensuring appropriate and relevant PE provision for all of our children alongside an extensive range of extra curricular clubs, intra and inter-school competitions.

Keep up to date with the latest sporting events on twitter @Brooksidesch and our ‘Your School Games’ page where you can see all of our blog posts.

We also recognise the importance and benefits that competing at a high level outside of school can bring. We are committed to supporting, recognising and celebrating the successes of our high performing children.


Year 1

Hector Toyne – Gymnastics

Hector is part of the Foundation Group at Notts Gymnastics Academy. In his most recent competition he came 2nd out of 65 competitors and received a gold medal for his score. He is now also in the Pre Development group at Loughborough Gymnastics Academy where he was awarded most improved gymnast for the year. He plays rugby for Bingham where is nick name is Billy the Whizz and he is known for winning ‘Bulldog’ on a regular basis. Hector plays tennis each week and cricket whenever he gets the opportunity. Hectors biggest ambition is still to be a sweetie shop owner!

Sophie Oxspring – Various

Sophie attends weekly gymnastics and cheerleading classes with Kingston Vale Gymnastics and Cheerleading Club. She also has weekly swimming lessons and plays tennis at Sutton Bonington Tennis Club in the summer months. Sophie has also recently had a go at kickboxing.


Year 3

Millie Franklin – Football

Millie has been inspired to become involved in football by her older sister Chloe who has always had a passion for football. Millie frequently watched Chloe’s matches and decided that she too would like to play. Millie attended Nottingham Forest Ladies trials for U9 girls and was delighted to be selected to play for the team. Training is once a week and the team play league matches on Sundays. The season is going well so far and Millie loves improving her skills at training sessions and at home in the garden with her sister.
Maisie Newcombe – Football

Maisie has always had a passion for football and has showed skills since a young age.  She initially played with East Leake Bantams where her confidence and capabilities grew; gaining her ‘Managers Player of the Year’.  She went on to also train with Shaun Harrod, who was a former professional footballer, on a Friday.  Her Dad then found a girls training session in Nottingham called Wildcats, so she started to attend there.  This is where she was spotted by Notts County.  She was invited to trials and was selected to play in the under 9’s girls team for them.   Her 1st season with them has resulted in an incredible number of goals which she (and us) are very proud of.   Maisie also now plays in a girls league on a Sunday morning in addition to Notts County on a Saturday.

Charlie Oxspring – various

Charlie has been attending weekly golf tuition at Rushcliffe Golf Club throughout the summer months for the last three summers. Alongside his participation in golf, Charlie also plays football for East Leake Bantams Blacks, Cricket with Gotham Cricket Club (summer) and tennis at Sutton Bonington Tennis Club (summer), He also attends weekly swimming lessons (stage 6/7) and has recently (Nov 2018) been awarded the ASA Rainbow Distance 100m in swimming. Charlie has also recently started to have a go at badminton and kickboxing. His longest rally in badminton is currently 137 (achieved with his Dad).


Year 4

Hannah Toyne – Gymnastics

Hannah continues to train with the Womens Artistic Group at Loughborough Gymnastics Academy. She has made huge progress this year achieving some key skills: on bars; upstarts, giant circles and cast to handstands, on beam; back walkovers and flicks. Most importantly her focus and attitude to training is much improved and she won one of the Club awards this year which is not easily done! Hannah is current Level 6 ages 8 / 9 bars and beam bronze medallist and came 4th overall in Leicestershire. Hannah plays hockey for West Bridgford Hockey Club U9’s and U10’s team. She loves scoring goals and is a mean tackler! She also plays cricket when she gets the opportunity.


Year 5

Jake Buckley – Football

Jake started playing football from a really young age as his older brother always played. He joined his local football team at the age of four, before moving onto Loughborough Dynamo where he has been since. Last year he won the ‘Managers Player of the Season’ award.

Jake trains with Nottingham Forest on a Monday having been scouted at a local football tournament at the age of six. He also trains with Shaun Harrod, a former professional footballer and current semi-pro, once a week. Jake is an avid Leicester fan and he aspires to be a professional footballer!


Logan Kirkby – Football

Logan began playing football at the age of 5 for East Leake Bantams along with many of his friends from Brookside. During his second year at Bantams he was identified by a local scout as someone with potential and gained a place at Chesterfield in their academy where he spent a year trying with them. This gave him a great opportunity to train with some of the youth team players and his footballing skills came on greatly during that year.

During the following summer Logan played at a local football tournament for East Leake Bantams and we were approached during one of the games by a coach for Nottingham Forest who asked for Logan to join one of their development centres. Logan has attended this development centre weekly since again working with some great coaches and players while his skills continue to develop.

Logan has now moved to Loughborough Dynamo who play in the Leicestershire league which is a step up in the standard he was playing at in the Nottingham young Elizabethan League which again should see his skill and ability continue to grow.

Chloe Franklin – Football

Chloe started to play football in September 2016 with the West Bridgford Colts. Chloe scored 16 goals during the season and was awarded ‘Player of the Year’. Following on from a successful trial in June 2017, Chloe is now proud to play for Nottingham Forest Ladies U9’s. She is very passionate about football and would eventually love to play at a professional level. 


Harriet Sutton – Gymnastics

Harriet has been a member of Kingston Vale Gymnastics Club in East Leake since January 2014. She has worked her way through the club at a young age and now trains on a Saturday afternoon for three hours weekly, which has increased over time. She moved to The Tornados Display Team from the development group in September 2016, age 7.

Since October 2017, Harriet has been training with the seniors of the club at Loughborough University on a Tuesday evening for two hours after school, this is something only a select few get chosen to do before they make the seniors display team. The display teams perform in Gymfusion UK and Harriet has already travelled to Manchester, York and stoke-on-Trent repeatedly, and is due to perform her winter display at Loughborough University, with The Tornados and the seniors display team, for parents and guests at the end of January 2017.

Harriet completed all eight levels of proficiency awards with the club by October 2015 aged six and has certificates and medals for each level. Harriet also gets a medal for each Gymfusion event that she completes. Gymfusion publishes nationally and often gets published in British Gymnastics literature to which Harriet is pictured with her display team in the 2018 edition magazine.

Harriet absolutely loves gymnastics and has lots of equipment at home to practice. Harriet loves the club and wishes to stay with them at this time. All the family are very proud of her achievements.

Oscar Toyne – Gymnastics

Oscar continues to train at Loughborough Acrobatics Gymnastics Club. He is now in the Acro Development Group and is the ‘top’ in a men’s pair. At their first competition together they won the gold medal in the Men’s Pair Grade 1 category. Oscar trains for 7 hours a week at Loughborough but is also expected to complete conditioning at home three times a week. He was recently awarded the most improved individual at the club. Oscar is part of the Junior Boys Display team at Kingston Vale Gymnastics Club. He enjoys the more ‘freestyle’ aspects and loves to tell you about his latest ‘trick’! He plays hockey for West Bridgford Hockey Club Under 10’s during the winter months and cricket for any club which will have him and which will fit around his gymnastics in the summer.


Year 6

Saskia Jarram – Gymnastics

Saskia started gymnastics at a late age shortly before her 7th birthday for Kingston Vale, a local display team. She soon progressed to the development group, but 18 months later this wasn’t feeding her love of gymnastics and had a successful trial at Coalville gymnastics club, moving into their development programme in September 2016. This was all very new to her as she was now training to compete at a competitive level on the floor, uneven bars, balance beam & vault. Since this time she has had numerous successes at a competitive level and has continued to move up the levels currently at level 5+ and working towards level 4 for 2018.


  • Club competition, development level: overall winner including 2 golds, 1 silver & 1 bronze
  • Leicestershire comp level 6: overall winner
  • East Midlands Grading comp level 5: overall Bronze
  • County championship level 5+: 1 gold & 2 silvers
  • County Level 5+: Overall winner
  • Club competition, Level 5+: overall winner including 1 gold, 1 silver & 1 bronze

After a successful year she was picked to compete for Leicestershire in an East Midlands county floor and vault team competition, which they won, with Saskia taking an individual silver for her combined scores.

She is currently training 15 hours a week over four days gaining new skills which she hopes will help her compete at a higher level year on year.