David Ross Education Trust Winter Cup 2017

More than 1,000 secondary school students from across the David Ross Education Trust showcased their incredible sporting talent as they competed for the Winter Cup 2017. The two-day sporting event, held at the University of Nottingham, saw the most talented students from the Trust’s eleven secondary academies compete in football and netball tournaments in a bid to secure the prestigious title.

David Ross Sports Village

On Tuesday 16 May 2017 the David Ross Sports Village (DRSV) was officially opened, with students, Olympians, alumni and guests joining the celebrations.

David Ross Sports Village official opening

Official Opening of the David Ross Sports Village at Nottingham University – this brand new facility offers an inspirational and accessible sports provision for all.

David Ross Sports Village Official Opening

Alumni sports stars of the University of Nottingham have celebrated the official opening of the David Ross Sports Village.


Alumni sports stars of the University of Nottingham have celebrated the official opening of the David Ross Sports Village.

Olympic table tennis champion Dr Deng Yaping and gold medal-winning canoeists, Dr Tim Brabants MBE and Etienne Stott MBE, were among the line-up of sporting legends who joined fellow alumni David Ross and UK Sport CEO Liz Nicholl for the celebrations.

The £40 million sports village is a state-of-the-art facility on University Park campus. It includes an indoor fencing salle, dance and spin studios, an all-glass squash court, an outdoor full-sized 3G rubber crumb pitch, tennis courts and gym.

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham Professor Sir David Greenaway said the centre was the fitting environment to engage students and staff, whatever their interests, and inspire the sports stars of the future.

He said: “From David Ross’ generous donation, to the support of our Olympians, the scope and scale of alumni talent is clear.  To be successful at anything takes drive, grit, determination and practice. Our alumni have been showcasing these attributes for many years and I have followed their achievements with pride, knowing Nottingham may have laid the foundations for some of their successes. Today we celebrate a physical foundation, a complex of sporting facilities to be proud of and one which will inspire the next generation of athletes.”

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Rebecca Adlington, two-time Olympic Gold medallist and British sporting icon, will also attend David Ross Education Trust 2016 Summer Cup.

It has been announced that Rebecca Adlington, two-time Olympic Gold medallist and British sporting icon, will also attend DRET’s 2016 Summer Cup.

The Trust-wide event, which takes place in just over three weeks time, will be attended by a host of sporting superstars and Rebecca is the latest name to be included in the line-up.

In previous years, Lord Coe, Dame Kelly Holmes and Denise Lewis have been picked to cheer on DRET students.

Rebecca won two gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and she has had a career full of success. The iconic star will be overseeing the various events and talking to students from across the Trust at this year’s Summer Cup.

Shane Ward, Sports Enrichment Manager, said: “Having Rebecca join our legion of sporting greats who have attended the event is fantastic news for everyone.

“Rebecca is an inspiration to young people, and we can’t wait for her to see the amazing talent that we have at DRET.”

Countdown to the biggest event in the David Ross Education Trust sporting calendar the 2016 Summer Cup begins

The Summer Cup is the biggest event in the David Ross Education Trust’s (DRET) sporting calendar.



VIDEO: Football freestyler shows off his skills at Havelock Academy! | Grimsby Telegraph

EXCITED schoolchildren were left thrilled by some super skills at the annual David Ross Education Trust (DRET) Primary Cup North.There were seven primary schools from across the northern DRET cluster at Havelock for the fun-packed day.Havelock Academy hosted the big event yesterday, which saw Loughborough Lightning and England netballers Jo Tripp and Natalie Panagarry and former Manchester United footballer Danny Webber helping out with special master classes for the pupils.Football freestyler Dan Magness was also there to showcase some of his ball skills to the impressed youngsters, and teach them a few new tricks!

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The David Ross Education Trust Winter Cup 2015

The Winter Cup is the Trust’s festival of competitive netball and football.The annual event brings together talented students from across DRET’s secondary academies.