Sports Participation

The aim of the strand is to engage, motivate and inspire all individuals to encourage a life-long participation in physical activity and sport. We aim to provide young people with a solid, enjoyable start to sport and physical activity in order to develop “physical literacy” and engender a lifelong participation through the development of a generic set of fundamental movement and basic skills transferable to sport. Our ambition is to ensure that participation continues to be a part of daily life, so that young people continue to be active beyond the statutory education age. However, increasing participation amongst young people during their school days by itself, is not enough and the Foundation seek initiatives to enhance sport opportunities both inside and outside of school hours.

Sports Camps

Football Camps

Our camps take place at various facilities across the city and blend fun activities with structured coaching and games. Children are able to improve their techniques through a variety of activities, learn new moves and skills and most importantly, have lots of fun. It is also a chance for children to make new friends in a safe and friendly environment. Throughout our camps we pride ourselves on promoting respect, politeness, encouragement, fair play and teamwork.


Briefly our camps offer:

  • Coaching from FA qualified and DBS checked staff
  • Fun and educated practices
  • Daily tournaments
  • A safe and friendly environment
  • Support finding local clubs to join
  • Structured pathways for talented players

What do I need?                            

  • Every child will need to bring a packed lunch and a bottle of water
  • All venues are outdoor so please where suitable clothing for the weather conditions
  • Parents are responsible for ensuring their child is wearing appropriate safety clothing
  • Astroturf boots or trainers are recommended

Booking a Camp

To book onto one of our football camps please visit our online booking site by clicking the link:


Disability Sport

Our Saturday morning sessions provide opportunities for young people with disabilities and/or special education needs to take part in specific football and multi-skills activities.  Individuals will take part in a range of activities delivered by qualified coaches which focus on the fundamental movement skills for football, teamwork and most importantly having FUN!

Our aim is to provide sporting opportunities for people with disabilities and promote an inclusive community. Once a month there will be a focus on frame football to make sure there is the opportunity for every player.

PE & School Sport

Curriculum PE Programmes

Designed to complement and reinforce existing PE programmes within your school. Its aim is to help children attain their curriculum targets through Physical Literacy; developing confidence, physical competence, personal skills, team work and building self-esteem. This initiative provides children with the foundations for lifelong participation in physical activity.

Extra-Curricular Clubs

Our After School Clubs are extremely popular. They take place straight after the end of the school day and generally last for one hour. We aim to provide a safe and fun environment where children can develop their football skills.


Our Sponsored Penalty Shoot-Outs are designed to help raise revenue for the School and the Foundation.

Premier League Girls Football

Funded by the Premier League and The Football Association, Premier League Girls Football aims to provide opportunities for females aged 11 and above to take part in football within their local community in Sheffield.

The main objectives of the programme are to increase the number of women and girls playing football on a regular basis and increase the opportunities for them to develop skills and confidence and progress within the pathway as a player, coach or official. The programme achieves these objectives by providing a fun and informal environment allowing participants to progress at their own pace and make friends at the same time.

Premier League Girls Football also focuses on supporting volunteers, upskilling future coaches with appropriate qualifications, and running competitions and festivals. We encourage volunteer coaches to get involved at our sessions and reward them for their time by upskilling them through FA Coaching qualifications. We also provide competitive opportunities such as local, regional, and national tournaments for those participants who are interested. Transition is encouraged for those girls who show an interest in playing for a local team as well as supporting talented player’s progress to the Sheffield United Regional Talent Centre.

If you are interested in our Premier League Girls Football programme and want to get involved as a player, volunteer or coach please click apply.

Premier League Primary Stars

Premier League Primary Stars is a FREE* programme which uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills. Available to every primary school in England and Wales, it inspires girls and boys aged 5-11 in the classroom, the playground and on the sports field.

Teaching materials cover subjects from English and Maths to teamwork and PE, with free to download activity ideas, worksheets, lesson plans, fun assemblies and exclusive videos. Learning is connected to the real world of sport to enthuse pupils when tackling challenging PSHE topics such as resilience, diversity, self-esteem and fair-play. Professional football club staff work with teachers to deliver fun, educational sessions in a range of subjects within local partner schools. Competitions range from national football tournaments, to creative writing and reading challenges.

Premier League values underpin everything on offer, encouraging children to:

  • Be ambitious – work hard and never give up on their goals
  • Be inspiring – set a great example to others
  • Be connected –work well with others and in a team
  • Be fair – treat people equally and think of others

Our programme is delivered for a full academic year and is available to every Primary School with a Sheffield post code.

*The first year for every school is FREE. Additional support is available after the first year at a cost.

If you are interested in our Premier League Primary Stars programme please click apply now.

More information on the Premier League Primary Stars national programme can be found at:

SSE Wildcats Girls Football Centres

Have fun, make friends, play football.

The FA and SSE have launched an initiative designed to inspire girls aged between 5-11 to be involved in football. SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Centre provide girls with regular opportunities to play football and take part in organised sessions in a fun and engaging environment. 200 centres were established across England in 2017 and a further 800 are in place for 2018. SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football has been established in partnership with SSE, supporters of girls’ football participation and sponsor of the SSE Women’s FA Cup, with support from UEFA, FIFA and The Youth Sport Trust.

Sheffield United Community Foundation SSE Wildcats Girls Football Centres

Sheffield United Community Foundation
Handsworth Grange Community Sports Centre, S13 9HJ
Starts Wednesday 25th April 2018
Every Wednesday; 4.45pm – 5.45pm
£3.00 per session
Football sessions for girls aged 5-11 who are beginners
FREE taster sessions on 25th April & 2nd May

Sheffield United Community Foundation
St.George’s Park Westfield, Moss Way, S20 8FA
Starts Friday 27th April 2018
Every Friday; 4.00pm – 5.00pm
£3.00 per session
Football sessions for girls aged 5-11 who are beginners
FREE taster sessions on 27th April & 4th May

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If you are interested in joining our SSE Wildcats Centres please click apply

Walking Football

Walking Football is one of the UK’s fastest-growing sports for the over 50s! Sheffield United Community Foundation run weekly sessions at our state-of-the-art Sheffield United SteelPhalt Academy. Although originally designed for the over 50s, the Foundation welcomes anyone who would like to use this form of the beautiful game to; help get healthy, revive those bygone footballing glory days or just socialise with similar like-minded people!