School Club Links

School-Club Links

Establishing Links Between Schools and Clubs

developing community links

a comfortable setting

Most communities don't know which clubs are in their area, so working with local schools is a great way to ensure that children and young people know about opportunities to participate at your club. School-Club Links encourage them to take part in sporting and physical activity.

They allow 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! Please get in touch to find out more.
Primary District Seven-a-Sides

School-club links create opportunities in your community

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