Primary School Gifted and Talented Football

In 2014, Sky Blues in the Community were successful in accessing funding from the Premier League Charitable Fund to deliver a school sport programme for Key Stage 1 pupils in schools across Coventry and Warwickshire.PL_1017_Logo_Charitable_Fund_CMYK_Horizontal_HR

The Gifted and Talented project offered free PE curriculum coaching at schools for Reception, Year One and Year Two pupils. Our coaches ed with each class within these year groups for an agreed number of weeks, delivering basic football skills within PE, whilst also working with teachers at the school to increase their confidence in delivering football sessions.

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As part of the project, boys and girls showing promise in PE lessons are invited to attend a six week after-school club with Sky Blues coaches – all of whom hold an FA Level 3 coaching qualification.

Whilst the pupils and schools benefit from the PE curriculum coaching and after school clubs, the young players also had a unique opportunity to play in a festival at the Sky Blues first team training ground in Ryton-on-Dunsmore. The community team work closely with the Coventry City Academy to identify the most talented local players through the scheme to feed in to the Player Development programme and the club’s Academy framework.

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If you would like to find out more about the Premier League Gifted and Talented programme, please contact Lucy Rhodes on 024 7678 6349 or email lucy.rhodes@ccfc.co.uk