School – Club Links

School-Club links aim to create many opportunities for young people to take part in sport inside and outside of school.

London 2012 has been a major inspiration to us all and one great way to contribute to the legacy of the Games and ‘Inspire a Generation’ is to form a school-club link. Formal links between sports clubs and schools can be a great way to encourage children to continue playing sport after school and also create a pathway toward competitive and elite sport.

Active Lincolnshire can support the formation of a school-club link which we see as a mutually beneficial partnership between a school and community club. Numerous definitions of school-club links are available. Effectively, the purpose of a school-club link is to provide a pathway from school sport to community (club) sport, to enable young people to actively engage in sport in both environments as participants, volunteers, coaches and/or officials.

Benefits for Clubs:

• More young people in the club
• Increased participation in the club
• Opportunity to identify talent of the future
• Potential access to school facilities
• Raised profile within the sport
• Raised profile within the community
• Financial opportunities
• Opening up club access to wider community
• Increase the potential of new volunteers
• Co-operation, support and resources
• Pool of young leaders, coaches and officials

Benefits for Schools:

• 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
• Increased standard in school teams
• Recognition as an institution that supports development beyond the school environment
• Support and assistance with extra-curricular teams/activities

How to set up a School-Club Link, if you are a:

SchoolClub

Contact the Children & Young People team via email or call 01522 730 325.