School Club Links

School Club Links

School club links create opportunity in your community.

Most communities do not know what clubs are in their area - so working with local schools is a great way to ensure that children and young people in your area know about opportunities to participate at your club.

School Club Links encourage young people to take part in sporting and physical activity. It allows youngsters to try out new sports and feel comfortable in a club setting, making them more likely to continue participating in sport once they leave school.

England Football Accredited Clubs all have to form a link with a school as part of the process of securing their England Football Accredited status too.

For a school looking to develop your community links, this is a great place to start!

Deloitte Community Partnership

The Guernsey FA, through the Community Partnership with Deloitte, continues to promote and deliver football within local primary schools. This delivery includes physical education lessons for school years 5 and 6, after-school clubs for school years 3 and 4, and also girls only after-school clubs.

This delivery programme provides clubs with an opportunity to support the Guernsey FA with promotion of football within their specific local community and by doing so, to develop a School Club link.
SCL - Club Benefits

Club Benefits

Local club looking for more players in your area? Learn more about the benefits of links with your local schools, including:

  • Increased participation in the club
  • Increased potential to recruit new volunteers
  • Raised profile within the community
  • Opening up club access to wider community
  • Opportunity to share facilities and equipment
SCL - School Benefits

School Benefits

Local school looking to develop community links? Find out how links with your local club can inspire young people to get involved in sport, resulting in:

  • More active and healthier pupils
  • Raised profile within the community
  • Increased funding opportunities
  • Community Links – social benefits
  • Pathways for sport – easy exit routes for children into on-going involvement
Youth Player Benefits

Youth Player Benefits

What do strong school club links mean for young players in your local area?

  • Improved opportunities to access sport in the local community
  • Opportunity for talent to be identified and nurtured
  • Wider range of sporting opportunities
  • Move easily between safe and familiar environment of school and club
  • Understand how experiences in school and at the club complement each other

A School Club link is an agreement between a school and a community-based sports club to work together to meet the needs of young people; providing new and varied opportunities for sport and physical activity.

As the football delivery agent within local primary schools, the Guernsey FA can coordinate between clubs and schools and support the process to develop a formal link.

The Guernsey FA has a list of contacts.

For local schools, it is important to know and understand that all volunteers at local Charter Standard clubs are required to have appropriate training and meet minimum safeguarding requirements. To ensure that club environments are safe, the Guernsey FA has committed to undertaking a process of club validation visits to ensure the relevant criteria are met.

For local clubs, it is important that any individual volunteering to develop a link with a local school on behalf of the club, has the relevant coaching training and experience, along with appropriate safeguarding training and a valid CRC.

The Guernsey FA can provide support through the Football Development Team in terms of training for individuals and also by serving as the initial conduit between the school and club.

Get In Touch

For more information about School / Club links in Guernsey, please contact the Football Development Team:

T: 01481 200443