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COMMUNITY: Girls-Only Football Sessions proving to be a huge success

Girls-only football sessions have been one of the many successes of the Premier League Primary Stars project...

21 June 2017

As Sky Blues in the Community (SBitC) approach the end of their first year delivering the new Premier League Primary Stars (PLPS) programm and girls-only football sessions have been one of the many successes of the national project...

The newly-launched Premier League Primary Stars (PLPS) project has been developed by the Premier League using the National Curriculum to provide support to Primary Schools in England and Wales. This exciting new programme uses the power of sport to engage and inspire pupils in the areas of PE and School Sport, PSHE, English and Maths.

As part of the School Sport element of the project, Sky Blues in the Community have delivered girls-only football after-school clubs at local Primary Schools taking part in the PLPS project. Sky Blues’ coaches delivered a progressive 6-week programme of fun sessions to engage local girls in football.

Since January, SBitC have worked with seven local schools to deliver over forty sessions to girls in Key Stage 2.  Sessions have included skills-based activities and small-sided games and have been very well received by schools - with some wanting to continue sessions after the initial six-week block of sessions had finished. 

All schools who have worked with SBitC on girls-only football sessions have been invited to an end of year tournament that will take place at Blue Coat School in July to celebrate their efforts and provide some small-sided competitive matches for each team.  Sky Blues in the Community look forward to working with many more schools next academic year and continuing to help raise the profile of girl’s football using the PLPS programme.

Sky Blues in the Community would like to thank the following schools for working with our team this academic year on PLPS and helping to facilitate girls-only football sessions: Howes Primary School, Park Hill Primary School, SS Peter & Paul Primary School, Whoberley Hall Primary School, Provost Williams Primary School, Grangehurst primary School and Edgewick Primary School.

To find out more about the Premier League Primary Stars project, please contact Premier League Sport Manager, Neil Kelly via Telephone: 024 7678 6349 or Email: neil.kelly@ccfc.co.uk


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