BSF Funded Programmes


FOREVER SPORT PRIMARY SCHOOL SPORT PROGRAMME                                                                         

Forever Sport harnesses the combined expertise and resources within the Bristol Sport family of sports and other partner organisations to provide a unique and comprehensive primary school physical education and sports coaching programme. We champion the use of a game-sensed approach to learning with a focus on fun and empowerment.  We advocate a two-coach model for in-curriculum coaching to ensure a low pupil:coach ratios and to enhance the quality and effectiveness of our teacher mentoring.
Teacher mentoring through team teaching, comprehensive lesson plans and email support to help upskill and develop the confidence of primary school teachers to deliver outstanding PE for both KS1 and KS2.

  • First class sports coaching covering teachers PPA time.
  • After-school clubs for KS1 and KS2 that are designed to be fun and active for all participants.
  • Complimentary tickets for all after-school club attendees to see either Bristol City FC/Bristol City Women’s FC, Bristol Rugby or Bristol Flyers basketball. Accompanying adults receive a discount of over 60% on their tickets to see Bristol Rugby and Bristol City FC.
  • Base-line testing and on-going physical literacy and fitness assessments using our We Love Sport syllabus.
  • Bristol Sport professional player appearances at your school to help inspire the next generation of sports stars.
  • Exclusive Celebration of Sport festival at Ashton Gate Stadium at the end of the football/rugby seasons.
  • Complimentary tickets for school staff to enjoy nights out at Bristol Sport football, rugby and basketball fixtures.

If you are interested in the Forever Sport programme, please contact Tom Monks, Primary School Manager at:

We Love Sport is a participation and education programme that equips young people with the physical and mental characteristics they need to access, enjoy and succeed in sport and active recreation throughout their life.  The We Love Sport programme teaches the fundaments of movement and physical literacy, through an introduction to non-sport specific gameplay into Multi-Sport Academies. We Love Sport benefits tremendously from the combined sport specific input from the BSF charities and input Bristol Sport Academy departments who combine the unique qualities and values to equip young people to access the a level of sport that suits them whether that be grassroots or elite academy.

If you are interested in the We Love Sport programme, please contact Tom Monks, Primary School Manager at:

SPECTRUM (Disability and Education)
Spectrum has grown significantly in 2016/17 due to a new partnership with Premiership Rugby and Comic Relief.  Working with special schools and specialist centres across the City and County, we have worked directly with over 300 Service users already by Easter. With a wider inclusive remit that includes schools and community wheelchair rugby programs, disability basketball, an established journalism program for disabled young learners, walking rugby and further citywide walking support development, and its most recent success, launch of the dementia support service - Golden Memories. Programs are delivered in partnership and collaboration with a range of local and national organisations, including Premiership Rugby, Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby, Sporting Memories Foundation, LinkAge and Basketball England as well as our very own Bristol Rugby and Bristol Flyers.

WALKING SPORT (Participation and Inclusion)
The Bristol Sport Foundation are developing an increased range of Walking Sport provision across the city. Adding to the existing Walking Football provision at the Bristol City Community Trust, funding from Bristol Sport Foundation has seen Bristol Rugby Community Foundation launch Walking Rugby for over 55's, as well as Bristol Flyers Community introducing Walking Basketball for adults with learning difficulties and complex and challenging behaviour. Summer 2017 will also see pilots in Walking Basketball for over 55’s, and Walking Rugby for adults with learning difficulties and complex and challenging behaviour. For more information on any of these programs please contact programme manager Tavender

HEALTH SQUAD (Health & Well Being)
Health Squad an in-curriculum time primary school programme delivered across the West Of England by Bristol Flyers Basketball. The programme is delivered over one term and consist of one hour of classroom learning, mapped into the National Curriculum in Science, Citizenship and Mathematics followed by a practical basketball session.  Classroom lessons are interactive and examine ‘The Importance of a Healthy Heart’, ‘Diet & Nutrition’, ‘The Dangers of Sugar’, ‘Drugs & Alcohol’, ‘Emotional Health & Well-Being’.

COACH EDUCATION (Education and Equality)
Our Coach Education programme supports coaches from all sports clubs but especially those from identified Black, Asian and Minority ethnic (BAME) groups or those from Low Social Economic Groups (LSEG). Coach Education sessions will serve to “reduce the likelihood of young people having a poor coaching experience, helping them to start and keep them motivated to continue taking part in sport”. The coach education sessions will emphasise the use of a ‘Game Sensed’ approach to coaching that uses games as the focus of the session. By focusing on the game, rather than on technique practice, players are encouraged to become more tactically aware and make better decisions during the game. Players are encouraged to think strategically about game concepts whilst developing skills within a realistic context and most importantly, all whilst having fun.

DISABILITY FOOTBALL (Disability and Participation)
Bristol Sport Foundation has partnered with Gloucestershire Football Association and Bristol City Football Club to deliver an inclusive football provision for both youths and adults across the City Of Bristol. An extensive schools programme culminates in a celebration festival on the Ashton Gate turf. Utilising the existing specialist coaches from within the family of BSF charities along with some exciting developments within the Bristol City Community Trust's disability provision, the next two years of this three-year partnership look very bright indeed.

LUKE 5 (Participation and Inclusion)
A Friday evening football league organised by the Bristol City Community Trust Youth Council to engage young people aged 14yrs old from all background but especially those from Low Social Economic Groups across South Bristol at South Bristol Sports Centre.

F3 (Participation and Equality)
Girls only ‘pitch-up and play’ football sessions for 8-11 year olds. We engage girls who currently do not take part in football and provide accessible opportunities to play in a safe and fun environment which are led by female coaches from Bristol City Community Trust.

Bristol Sport Foundation is working closely with Ashton Gate Limited with the aim to make Ashton Gate Stadium the ‘most accessible stadium’ in the country for fans and service users from all parts of our diverse community, for people of all ages and especially those with Physical Disability, Learning Difficulties, Autism, and those living with Dementia.

SPECTRUM (Disability and Education)
Spectrum 2015-16 saw the successful six-month pilot program develop into a long-term project due to investment from Bristol Sport Foundation. New Spectrum programs were developed from findings beyond the original school sports remit, new friendships and partnerships across the city were being made in inclusive and disability spheres. The following six months saw over 150 young people receive quality input to their education and leisure time from specialist providers through the Spectrum Project.

EAGLE (Participation and Equality)
Eagle Project is Participation and Club Development Programme that looks to inspire Women and Girls to take up and regularly.

12wk Girls Rugby Programme, delivered in-curriculum time delivery which will culminate in a rugby festival based at a local selected rugby club that has a Girls junior section. The introduction to competition will also be re-enforced by an invitation for the extra-curricular rugby club at the next Eagle Project rugby festival.

  • Number of Girls Rugby teams set up per year: 3/4 schools per 2 terms (12-14wks) x 3 delivery cycles = 10 schools = 20 teams (2 teams per class)
  • Number of Girls involved in the programme: between 300-330 (10 classes x 30 girls)
  • Duration of programme: 10-14 weeks (over 2 academic terms) + End of Term Festival Matchday Experience
  • Length of each session: 75mins per week (on average)
  • Number of festivals: 3 (end of term 2,4,6) at a selected partner rugby club
  • Number of Matchday Experiences: 3 (end of term 2, 4 & start of Term 1) at the Ashton Gate Stadium
  • Number of staff required: 2 community coaches, 1 day/week
  • Location of schools: Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset

By funding this programme, you will assist in achieving the following:
Over 200 hours of grass roots participation in Physical Activity, Healthy Recreation and High Quality P.E. and Sport for up to 540 young people in the Greater Bristol area, from the in-curriculum time provision alone. This figure does not include extra-curricular clubs staged by RFU CRCs.
Assisting 10 Secondary Schools to achieve ‘excellent with outstanding features’ in P.E. for their OFSTED report for their partnership approach to supplying High Quality P.E. in their school.
Supporting 10 Secondary Schools in the delivery of the PE National Curriculum.

BRISTOL TOGETHER (Participation and Inclusion)