Change4Life Sports Clubs

Change4Life Sports Clubs is an exciting programme that aims to harness the inspiration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to engage less-active* primary and secondary aged school children in physical activity and school sport.

Change4Life Sport Clubs take the principles and specific skills from a range of Olympic and Paralympic sports and place them in a fun, vibrant and exciting activity club giving young people the confidence and competence to take part in lifelong physical activity.

Schools can help engage less-active children in in physical activity and school sport by setting up a Change4Life Sports Club.

Schools can use their additional school sport funding to set up a Change4Life Sports Club in their area. For more information or to purchase a club package, go to Youth Sport Direct's Change4Life Sports Club page.

More about the Change4Life Sports clubs:

Primary clubs
Primary clubs capture the essence of the sport without directly delivering sport-specific content, and are grouped under five multi-sport themes:
•    Adventure
•    Creative
•    Combat
•    Flight
•    Target

Secondary clubs
Secondary clubs are sport-specific and are designed around a need to increase the opportunities for young people to participate in non-traditional sports and continue that from the school club to the community club. The National Governing Bodies of Sport involved are:
•    Badminton
•    Boccia
•    Fencing
•    Handball
•    Table tennis
•    Volleyball
•    Wheelchair basketball

To date, the Youth Sport Trust has developed a network of 8,500 school-based sports clubs in England and is looking to have 13,500 clubs set-up by 2015.
The clubs have been designed to give children the necessary skills and confidence to be able to take part in School Games opportunities and become comfortable with competing in their school or against other schools.

The clubs have been funded by the Department of Health in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust.

*Nationally, 'less-active' tends to refer to children who do not undertake the recommended daily minimum of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity.