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Fun athletics sessions to help children learn, develop and practice running jumping and throwing.

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What is funetics?

Developed by England Athletics, funetics is an exciting, new programme, which aims to provide fun athletics sessions to help 4 - 11 year old children learn, develop and practice running, jumping and throwing all year round.

Helping children to have fun whilst getting active, funetics provides a safe, fun and nurturing environment for children to develop fundamental movement skills and confidence to help support them in different sports in the future.

Why should children take part in a funetics programme?

England Athletics’ vision is for every primary school aged child in the country to be able to access funetics sessions to learn the fundamental movement skills of running, throwing and jumping via a trackable physical literacy-based course, reflecting the requirements of the National Curriculum Key Stage 1 and 2.

This programme has been devised so that all children aged 4–11 years can discover new physical confidence and raise their activity levels through fun, dynamic sessions. The guiding principles for the child-centred funetics programme are: 

  • Safe – all activities will be delivered with safety as a first priority
  • Encouraging – children will always be encouraged for their effort
  • Rewarding – children who demonstrate both physical skills and softer skills, such as team work, punctuality and determination, will be recognised and rewarded
  • Developmental – children will learn at their own pace through age-appropriate sessions

Calling all Providers - apply now for a funetics licence and help improve the physical literacy of children.


We are recruiting local dynamic providers to deliver the funetics programme within school locations across England from September 2019. Coaches, teachers and parents will be able to access and track each child’s progress digitally as they learn fundamental movement skills and are encouraged to undertake higher activity levels for a healthy future.

Find out more here.