Change4Life Sports Clubs are a new type of extracurricular sports club, designed to increase physical activity levels in less active children in primary and secondary schools by:
The Change4Life Sports Clubs programme is funded by the Department of Health and managed by the Youth Sport Trust.
How do Sports Clubs relate to other school sport initiatives?
The clubs can give children the skills and confidence to take part in School Games opportunities at Level 1 (intra school) and Level 2 (inter school), and beyond.
Is there any evidence that the clubs are effective?
Change4Life Sports Clubs are having a significant positive effect on the physical activity levels of the young people involved and their attitudes towards being active and healthy. This is contributing to their wellbeing and other aspects of their school and personal life. You can read more about these and other ways that Change4Life Sports Clubs are successful in the report below:
How can I get involved?
Schools: register your interest with your School Games Organiser. If you're not sure how to do this, email Youth Sport Trust.
Local Authorities: get involved by working in partnership with your Health & Wellbeing Lead Partner School or local School Games Organiser(s). Again, if you're not sure how to do this, email Youth Sport Trust.