Why is this important?

From a very early age children have the motivation to try anything and ability to absorb lots of information.  Your community clubs should be taking full advantage of this early engagement, helping children to develop skills for a lifetime in sport.

Failing to engage from a young age risks gaps in skill development, requiring catch up at a later stage.  Ultimately this could result in a loss of club participants due to lack of competence and confidence.

Children who are exposed to a multi-skills environment will have the ability to apply themselves as an all-rounded athlete within sport. A physically literate child is also more likely to re-engage in your sport as an adult, provided the options are available from community clubs.


Find out more about the role ‘NGB's’ plays at different stages of the Physical Literacy journey by clicking on the relevant age groups below.

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