Community Champions League has been implemented within our Partner Schools in two local networks, Lochside and Northfield. Within each school we have a Partner Schools coach who supports the young people and staff with the project. Having the staff integrated within the school has provided the project consistency and developed a strong relationship with the local communities.

The young people taking part in Community Champions League were nominated by their schools with the key focus being on personal and social development. These young people don’t require to have experience playing football because our aim is to connect the young people with their community through social action projects and to educate them further through workshops and matches.

The schools within their local areas will arrange fixtures which are played using the CCL points system. Within this model there are opportunities for the school and players to gain points for sportsmanship, social interaction and parental engagement. The delivery of this project has given the young people at these schools the opportunity to be part of a team, take responsibility for their community and look to engage more with others within it.

Participants and partners

Our Community Champions League is made up of teams comprising of children in primary 5-7. In total we have 12 teams representing 6 schools; Heathryburn Primary, Kaimhill Primary, Loirston Primary, Manor Park Primary, Quarryhill Primary and Tullos Primary within the project.

Workshops and volunteering activities delivered

Throughout the programme we look to provide workshops for to the participants and school to enhance their learning and education within their community. In year one of the project we have run a number of activities including; No to Viloence in Sport (NOVIS), healthy eating, sports science, physical preparation, dementia friendly activities, road safety, football memories, intergenerational sessions. The experiences and knowledge gained from these workshops can shape the young persons perception of their community and make them more aware around issues that influence them and their community.