Over 4,500 schools already benefited in the last year, including 128,000 pupils in our Premier League School Sport initiative, which is delivered by both Premier League and Football League clubs.
Building on the great work already delivered by clubs, we are working with experts in different fields to design resources to get children learning and active. There will be more schemes in addition to the likes of Premier League School Sport and Premier League Reading Stars, so that football and an array of other sports can be used to inspire boys and girls at a key stage in their lives.
Topics will cover areas such as physical literacy, maths, writing and healthy eating. We will promote the importance of equality, as well as anti-bullying messages, helping children gain crucial skills for life, such as teamwork and resilience.
Last season Norwich City players Sébastien Bassong, Steven Naismith and Nathan Redmond also lent their support, visiting a local school with the Norwich City Community Sports Foundation, to helping inspire the children to live a more healthy and active lifestyle.
Captaining Prescot Primary School, Liam scored an amazing hat-trick in the Liverpool qualification rounds of the Premier League Schools Tournament. An outstanding team performance led to his school being chosen to represent Liverpool FC. Liam was one of 14,000 pupils from 1,700 schools who took part in our Premier League Schools Tournament this season. This included the chance to represent a Premier League club in the finals at Everton’s Goodison Park.
Jess Reay is a Year 2 class teacher at St John’s Walham Green Primary School who has been impressed by the support her school receives from Fulham FC Foundation. Along with the 20 Premier League clubs, Fulham was one of 47 Football League clubs supported to offer the Premier League School Sport programme. “It’s common for Primary School teachers to feel out of their comfort zone doing PE and the amount of training we receive can be minimal.
Fulham’s Teacher Training Programme is tailored for each person. They observe us teaching PE and then work out how to help us improve. The children benefit from sessions, which are great fun – and we can help them make better progress. I think it’s really good that we have this partnership and the kids know that we are learning too.”
Joe Mead, Physical Education Co-ordinator at Fulham Footbal Club Foundation said “It’s great that the Premier League are supporting clubs like Fulham to deliver Teacher Training Programmes. We’ve had excellent feedback from the teachers we work with and have fine-tuned the programme to suit the needs of different schools.”