It’s national School Sport week and through programmes such as Premier League Primary Stars, The FA Wildcats and Fit2Go, Blackpool FC Community Trust deliver a range of school sport sessions through extra-curricular activities such as breakfast clubs and after-school clubs.
Across this week we’ve delivered 35 different clubs in 20 Blackpool primary schools, engaging with a total of 534 pupils, delivering activities such as football, athletics, multi-skills.
Our school sport provision provides pupils with the opportunity to extend their learning beyond the curriculum, building on the foundations built through physical education.
Chris Debar, Senior Physical Education Officer for the Trust, is an advocate for the role school sport has in the development of young people. “The clubs that we provide are a great way for pupils to enhance what they’ve learnt in PE, through a range of sports and physical activities, and apply their skills in specific sports. Our aim is to help them to grow their passion and love for sport before passing them on to community clubs or sessions.”
One of the programmes, Wildcats, has engaged 82 girls in football and will help provide a vital link between school and community sport through the development of our female football offer.