Change4Life Sports Clubs

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:

  • Using multi-sport themes (primary) or alternative school sports (secondary).
  • Using the inspiration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
  • Responding to what children want.
  • Establishing a habit of regular participation.
  • Developing a real sense of belonging.
  • Changing behaviours relating to key health outcomes (including healthy eating, physical activity and emotional health).

Schools can now use their Primary School Sport funding to purchase Change4Life Sports Club resources and training. To find out more and purchase your club please click here.

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:

Change4Life Sports Clubs evaluation summary 2011-12.

Change4Life Sports Clubs evaluation summary 2012-13.

How can I get involved?

Schools can now use their Primary School Sport funding to purchase Change4Life Sports Club resources and training. To register your interest please click here

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

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Media last reviewed: 02/04/2014

Next review due: 02/04/2016

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