The innovative Premier League 4 Sport (PL4S) project was started by the Premier League in September 2009 and has helped tens of thousands of young people get involved in sport in their local community.
Notts County FC Football in the Community use this funding to deliver and encourage young people to take up new sports featured in the Olympics. We deliver Hockey, Handball and Table Tennis within a number of Schools across Nottingham.
The scheme offers opportunities in the four Olympic sports of badminton, judo, table-tennis and volleyball and more than 27,000 have taken part in 9,000 new club and taster sessions, with over 80 new clubs being established across the four sports.
With an additional £2m of investment, it will enable PL4S to provide extra legacy to build on the 2012 Olympic Games in London as well as introduce four new sports – basketball, handball, hockey and netball.
PL4S targets those less likely to engage in sport. Sport England’s Active People Survey showed that only 13% of women take part in three sessions of 30 minutes of sport, but females have accounted for 35% of PL4S, with the aim to get this up to a more even split between male and female participants.
Seventeen percent of participants come from black and ethnic minorities – and this is above the national average for similar programmes.
Project Coordinator – Josh Stevenson