Partner Schools Project Going From Strength To Strength

The Hull FC Community Foundation’s Partner Schools Project has gone from strength to strength in 2021, with the club interacting with over 6,500 pupils!

One of the Hull FC Community Foundation’s most popular projects, the scheme sees pupils receive coaching all-year round from Hull FC Foundation staff when schools become join up to the scheme.

Schools can choose from a range of engagement packages designed to offer support to Sport and Physical Education within schools that include many added benefits to the school including sports provision, player visits from the first-team squad, stadium tours, memberships, rewards for attendance and much more.

The project can boast some impressive numbers from the 2020/21 academic year, with over 5600 hours of sessions delivered across the city during the school year across 25 partner schools.

The sessions have seen the Foundation coaches interact with over 6500 pupils through curricular sessions, and over 3000 through extra-curricular sessions. 650 teachers have also been involved in the process!

Year 6 pupil Marley, said: “Before Foundation coach Sam came in from Hull FC, I didn’t fele comfortable getting involved with P.E Sessions – I didn’t like to take part and looked to try and get out of it.

“But Sam has really helped me get involved and feel comfortable in the activities and now I look forward to the sessions on a Friday and have now even joined his after school club each week.”

Through the Partner Schools Sport scheme, the Hull FC Community Foundation offer a programme that will enhance and develop the sports skills of children in schools by delivering a varied menu of activities that allows youngsters to experience different sports and learn new skills.

Each programme that is delivered is specific to each individual school. This means the school can tailor-make the sessions, to effectively benefit their students.

The Foundation also deliver staff CPD sessions as part of each programme to help ensure that our delivery is sustainable and so that the teachers build confidence, experience different sports and learn new skills too.

All our staff have a vast amount of experience that supports the development of the whole child and will also support and offer guidance for pupils in their transition from participating in sport at school onto playing for local community clubs or other activity clubs.

The school sports partnership officers all have UKCC Level 2 coaching badges and are multi-skilled and multi-sport trained so they are able to ensure a high quality provision.

If you would like more information on how your school can become a Partner School with us for the 2021/22 academic year, please contact