Premier League School Sports Programme

Funded by the Premier League Charitable Fund the Foundation deliver physical activity and healthy education sessions in around 100 primary schools across the five London boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Wandsworth, Westminster and Sutton.

Following a successful pilot year during the 2013/14 season the programme was extended for a further two years with the investment from the Premier League allowing the Foundation to contribute to an improvement in the quality and standards of PE delivered at a primary level by working closely with schools and teachers.

The initiative is in response to the new Government agenda for school sport, putting increased emphasis on the importance of PE in primary schools.

During the 2013/14 season the programme saw Chelsea along with 24 other clubs (20 Premier League clubs and 5 Football League clubs) deliver over 66,000 PE lessons and sport sessions in 1,279 schools to over 103,000 pupils.

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The free of charge sessions aim to improve physical fitness and fundamental movement skills.  Each pupil will receive Chelsea FC Foundation Healthy Lifestyle booklet “Goals 4 Life” As well as having fun exercises it will educate them on exercise and nutrition. Allowing children to improve their self-esteem and school performance as well as enhancing their general well-being.

Sarah Mackay, Riversdale Primary School PE Coordinator, Wandsworth Borough said:  ‘The staff loved the assembly that was put together on healthy eating and found it very informative. Riversdale would love to be able the next programme in Sep’

Kristina Holness, St Marks Primary School teacher, Sutton Borough, said: ‘The children had a good rapport with Coach George; they were engaged and listened to his instructions. Coach George was very professional, with good behaviour management skills. We had Coach Teri for one session and she had the same good qualities and skills.’

For further information regarding the Premier League School Sports Programme, please contact matt.wilder@chelseafc.com