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Hub Schools

Working in partnership with a number of governing bodies to develop Hub Schools for five sporting disciplines: watersport, combat, wheelchair sport, football and cycling.
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Along with British Rowing, British Canoeing, British Cycling and a variety of disability sport organisations, we are working to support secondary schools to become beacons of best practice in advocating non-traditional school sports. This work demonstrates the role sport can play in developing young people and increasing sustained participation beyond the school gates.

Through this programme, the objectives for each of these sporting disciplines is to: 

  • Encourage children and young people to engage in a sport they may not have had previous opportunity to before
  • Develop and drive young people's participation by increasing sustained participation in and providing clear inclusive pathways for young people into community clubs as both participant and young leader/coach/instructor
  • Develop young people, school staff and parents as coaches, leaders and volunteers in the sports deploying them to support competition development and growth through School Games delivery
  • Explore and maximise the potential of the sport to drive pupil attainment and achievement to support whole school priorities
  • Provide a platform to highlight the role schools' play in raising the profile of non-traditional school sports.

Benefits of becoming a hub school include:

  • A support grant
  • Instructor and leader training
  • Additional support (including Lead School, NGB staff and YST staff support)
  • Bespoke esources dvisits
  • Equipment packages as appropriate to the sport
  • Access to resources and training events as approrpriate to the sport. 

Click here to see how being part of a Watersport Hub School has benefitted 15-year-old Amelia.

Apply now

We currently have limited places available for new Hub Schools. Secondary schools can click here for more information and to apply.

For further information, please contact:

Roman Neveykin 
Development Officer - Leadership Programmes
roman.neveykin@youthsporttrust.org
07701 007432

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