The Schools and Community Football Conference

PirelliThis post will be to help circulate information, content and continue the conversation following The Schools and Community Football Conference on Monday 24 June. We were delighted to welcome delegates from across the UK and Europe from business, academic, education, sport and football to Burton Albion Football Club for what turned out to be a quality event helping schools and football clubs begin to develop more meaningful and effective partnerships.

Please see the schedule and delegate information for the day here.

Please see our key not from Andy Reed OBE below:

Please see our main finding dissemination presentation from the research here:

You can follow The Schools and Community Football Conference on Twitter through the #schoolsfootballconf however other people who will be tweeting about the conference and the sport and PE announcements will include conference organiser @parnell_daniel our key note and Chair of the Sport and Rec Alliance @AndyJReed_OBE and Chair of Sport Wales @LauraMcAllister. 

#PEWales announcement

Not only was Monday the day to kick off National School Sport Week, it was also the day #PEWales made a landmark announcement around sport and PE in Wales. The announcement came from Tanni Grey-Thompson (@Tanni_GT) via a report you can access here: Physical Literacy – an all Wales approach to increasing levels of physical activity for children and young people. You can also listen to Tanni Grey-Thompson on the BBC here or read Prof. Laura McAllisters take on the report here.


Active learning delivered by Ros Clark (University of Derby):

Effective partnerships delivered by Prof. Des Hewitt (University of Derby):
CPD for Community Sport Coaches delivered by Dan Parnell (University of Derby):

Key documents/links:

Ofsted 2013 Report Beyond 2012 – outstanding physical education for all

CSR in Football Report: It’s Not Just a Game: Community work in the UK Football Industry and Approaches to Corporate Social Responsibility

FitC Community Coach Research: Football in the community schemes: exploring the effectiveness of an intervention in promotinghealthful behaviour change

Burton Albion Community Trust: Strategy document.


Total Quality Management: We all provide a quality service don’t we?

CPD in FA coaches: FA Licensed Coaches’ Club CPD Programme 2012.13

Sportworks Summary Report: Link Taken from the Sports Think Tank

Sports Think Tank: website link

Sport and Recreation Alliance: website link


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