We at West Yorkshire Sport are delighted to be working with VX to
help grow the sport inWest Yorkshire.
We fully support the sport's core values of honesty, integrity, sportsmanship
and respect and appreciate the benefits the sport bring to people of all
abilities - great inclusivity and total gender-neutrality. The team behind VX
are dedicated, helpful and supportive. They are also very flexible and keen to
accommodate new schools and we look forward to seeingWest
Yorkshire be one of the leading regions Dan Wilson, Development Manager,
Yorkshire Sport Foundation (Formerly West Yorkshire
Sport) Jan 23rd 2017
We at West Yorkshire Sport are delighted to be working with VX to help grow the sport inWest Yorkshire. We fully support the sport's core values of honesty, integrity, sportsmanship and respect and appreciate the benefits the sport bring to people of all abilities - great inclusivity and total gender-neutrality. The team behind VX are dedicated, helpful and supportive. They are also very flexible and keen to accommodate new schools and we look forward to seeingWest Yorkshire be one of the leading regions
Dan Wilson, Development Manager, Yorkshire Sport Foundation (Formerly West Yorkshire Sport) Jan 23rd 2017
Good afternoon Paul,
Just wanted to say a big thank you for coming onon Fridayand introducing our school to VX.
All of the feedback I have received from the students and our staff has been entirely positive. The children particularly enjoyed how accessible it was, and they felt that they made huge amounts of progress in just a short space of time. Staff mentioned that alongside the physical skills the children were required to use, working as part of a team, and the code of honest were outstanding outcomes for them.
We really appreciated you coming in, and in the near future I think that we may potentially be looking to invest in some VX equipment so that our children can participate on a more regular basis.
Ben Small, Colton Primary School, Leeds. Jan 23rd 2017
We play it at school - we have house matches and it's part of the enrichment programme. We also include it in our Year 11 World Games module. For a traditional hockey/rugby school like Ripon Grammar School to adopt a brand new sport like VX just showswhat a fantastic sport it is. Girls and boys play on equal footing - there is no gender bias at all and it is totally inclusive. I have never known anything have the impact that VX has. Even Netball -and that's saying something xx
Helen Mackenzie, PE teacher. Response to FaceBook post in Positive Ripon Yorkshire UK Nov 12th 2016
'Mr J' Primary School teach. Twitter Nov 2rd 2016
Thank you so much for your time at our school this week. The children are still buzzing about it and I know some parents have been asking for more details as a result. I also hope to pop down to Northallerton to have a go in the near future
Thanks again though for inspiring our children
Janet Goswell, Carlton & Faceby Primary School. Email June 25th 2016
(Apart from rugby of course!) VX is quickly becoming my favourite sport to watch kids play! Wish I had it when I was at school! @pmhildreth
Ryan Forwood Primary PE Coordinator, Lowestoft. Twitter post June 25th 2016
Great to see you too. Loved the game in the squash court. VX should be compulsory on the PE curriculum.😀
Rachael Mackenzie YST Athlete Mentor, Thai-boxing World champion, British Boxing Champion 2016. Post on VX International FaceBook page June 16th 2016
@pmhildreth fantastic to see you as well...even more fantastic that I got to play my new favourite sport. VX on the curriculum is my vote.
Rachael Mackenzie YST Athlete Mentor, Thai-boxing World champion, British Boxing Champion 2016.. Twitter post June 16th 2016
Buzzing for my second VX club tomorrow morning before school! Kids loved the intro last week!! @pmhildreth
Ryan Forwood Primary PE Coordinator, Lowestoft. Twitter post June 16th 2016
I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank the VX team for introducing this wonderful game. Having worked with adults with learning disabilities for a couple of years, introducing them to a variety of sport and leisure activities, it has to be said, VX has proved the most accessible and fun yet! It’s simplicity is what makes it, my students picked up the concept quickly and immediately felt involved in teamwork and strategy. I have worked in a number of Primary Schools over the years (heading up the P.E. Department in a large Inner City Comp) and, looking back, this game would have been a real asset. The chance for all to have a go at scoring is a real advantage and watching their individual motivations kick in is simply wonderful - they all had a thoroughly good work out and yet didn’t want to put it away!!! REALLY great concept. Thank you!!!
Emma Kay, Course Tutor for Ripon Community Link's Active Lifestyles Course, March 18th 2016
‘I found the session fun and enjoyable, whilst learning a lot about VX. I discovered that VX enables all levels of participants to take part and adaptations can be made to keep it an inclusive sport. VX also helps to develop players’ fundamental skills for other sports’
‘The VX coaching badge was a great opportunity for the FdA Sports Coaching Students to gain knowledge on a different sport; develop links with external coaches/teachers also on the course; achieve another coaching qualification. I would like to thank Paul and his team for providing this great opportunity and choosing Myerscough College as the venue’
Joanne Chadwick, Advanced Teaching Practitioner: Sport
When we were in the classroom, the cohort were split into groups for some theory work. I got them to come up with some comments to sum up the course and what they got from it. So please see below our groups’ verdicts on VX:
- VX- Very Xciting
- A thrilling and unique experience. Fantastic to learn a vibrant, fast pace sport like VX
- Found it a really innovative sport that focuses greatly on honesty, integrity and respect whilst remaining highly competitive
- A very exciting new learning experience. VX is a great inclusive sport for everyone!
- The PGDipEd Physical Education cohort would like thank Paul and Tom for a fantastic day introducing us to VX. We now feel confident to competently teach and play VX. The day was enjoyable, it enabled us to open our minds to transferable skills. We look forward to distributing the skills we have learnt in this session within our future Physical Education lessons
Joanne Cliffe, Programme Leader PGDiPED Physical Education University of Birmingham, Feb 26th 2016
Great new innovative sport with many transferable skills which can be related to many sports. Looking forward to hopefully seeing it flourish in the future
Jamie Turner, Student PE Teacher, University of Birmingham, Feb 16th 2016
Really enjoyed today's session & learnt a lot about VX. Considering I had never heard of it before today I feel like I could play & ref/umpire effectively related to the rules of the game, which I wouldn't have been able to before
Hollie Cowell. Student PE Teacher, University of Birmingham, Feb 16th 2016
Back to India with lots of good memories from York, England. It was amazing experience for me. I have improved my playing skills under the presence of Mr Paul. Now I can train new comers for VX also. thanks Mr. Paul Hildreth, Meggie Hildreth and Tom Hildreth for making my sports trip enjoyable and memorable. love u all.
Pawan Sharma, Indian International Player, Facebook Feb 2nd 2016
Feedback from Super Saturday at the Children's University run by Leeds Trinity University
What did you think of the VX activity?
100% positive responses. Comments included:
• "The best sport in the world”
• "It was amazing. It was fun and great. I learned that you should be honest.”
• "It was epic”
• "I really enjoyed it – a new sport to me”
• "At first I thought it would be rubbish but I was definitely wrong. It was awesome”
Comments from adults included
• "Very good. Everyone involved all the time – accessible to all ages and abilities. Kids loved it.”
• "Great. Teaches about sportsmanship and integrity.”
What has been the best thing about today?
• Urban Art 20%
• VX 40%
• Dance 20%
• Everything 15%
• Eating 5%