School Club Links

School Club Links

School club links create opportunity in your community

Most communities do not know what clubs are in their area - so working with local schools is a great way to ensure that children & young people in your area know about opportunities to participate at your club.

School Club Links encourage young people to take part in sporting and physical activity. It allows youngsters to try out new sports and feel comfortable in a club setting, making them more likely to continue participating in sport once they leave school.

FA Charter Standard Clubs all have to form a link with a school as part of the process of securing their Charter Standard status too.

For a school looking to develop your community links, this is a great place to start!

Step by Step Guide for Clubs

Step by Step Guide for Schools

What is a School-Club Link?

SCL - Club Benefits

club Benefits

Local club looking for more players in your area? Learn more about the benefits of links with your local schools, including:

  • Increased participation in the club
  • Increased potential to recruit new volunteers
  • Raised profile within the community
  • Opening up club access to wider community
  • Opportunity to share facilities and equipment
SCL - School Benefits

School Benefits

Local school looking to develop community links? Find out how links with your local club can inspire young people to get involved in sport, resulting in:

  • More active and healthier pupils
  • Raised profile within the community
  • Increased funding opportunities
  • Community Links – social benefits
  • Pathways for sport – easy exit routes for children into on-going involvement
Youth Player Benefits

Youth Player Benefits

What do strong school club links mean for young players in your local area?

  • Improved opportunities to access sport in the local community
  • Opportunity for talent to be identified and nurtured
  • Wider range of sporting opportunities
  • Move easily between safe and familiar environment of school and club
  • Understand how experiences in school and at the club complement each other

A School Club link is an agreement between a school and a community-based sports club to work together to meet the needs of young people; providing new and varied opportunities for sport and physical activity.

Identify the school/s you wish to work with in your area and contact them.

Contact the school directly or via the local Schools Sports Partnership. We can assist you with this.

Ideally your targeted club will have Charter Standard (Club Mark). Coaches involved in the link must be suitably qualified and should be observed by a member of school staff. The school will need to assure itself that the club it is linking to is well managed.

Resources and courses are available to assist those delivering the sessions. Please contact the County FA officer for further information.

The County FA can assist clubs and schools with recommendation and in some cases personal introductions. We can also provide funding opportunities.

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