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England Athletics announces first funetics provider
England Athletics is delighted to announce that inspire+ has become the first provider to sign up for its' funetics movement to help inspire primary school children to take part in fun athletics to get more active.
Independent sports charity inspire+ is the first provider of the funetics movement and England Athletics is looking forward to working with the organisation to help them deliver child-centred funetics sessions across the country.
Vincent Brittain, inspire+ CEO and Founder says: “We consulted extensively with PE leads and Head Teachers who were impressed with what funetics could bring to their school. We are excited about rolling out funetics and I’ve no doubt that funetics will help ensure young people get the best possible PE and athletic experiences at their school.”
He continues: “funetics will complement and enhance the existing work we do in schools by giving inspire+ staff and teaching staff a fantastic resource and schemes of work to really embed the fundamentals of athletics. funetics will certainly be a key feature of our work that will enhance the membership services we offer to both existing members and to new schools.
“Commercially, funetics appealed to us as a way of diversifying our income streams and feel that funetics gives us the opportunity to strengthen our coach programme in schools, enhance our gifted and talented offer as well the possibility of charging schools in the future if we chose to do so. The fact that funetics has two household names as part of the package in Katarina Johnson-Thompson as ambassador and Usain Bolt’s support through funetics’ insole partner Enertor certainly helped! This will support us with raising the profile of funetics in schools with staff and most importantly, the children.” concludes Mr. Brittain.
Success for Katarina Johnson-Thompson, funetics ambassador
funetics ambassador and World Athletics Heptathlon Champion, Katarina Johnson-Thompson says: “funetics is a fantastic opportunity for more young children to access running, jumping and throwing at an early age and in a way that is fun, safe, nurturing and accessible all year round. For parents to be able to track their child’s progress digitally is amazing. I am proud to be an ambassador of funetics and supporting children to get more active.”
Chris Jones concludes: “We would like to add our congratulations to Katarina on her win at Doha. Her performances are both inspiring and testament to her determination to succeed. As part of our funetics movement, Katarina will help motivate and encourage 4 – 11 year olds across the country to be active all year round.”
Join the team
Created by England Athletics, the funetics programme provides trackable physical literacy sessions to help children learn, develop and practice running, jumping and throwing within primary schools, sports clubs and community locations with full support and training.
Our 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 comprehensive and inclusive course which reflects the requirements of the National Curriculum Key Stage 1 and 2.
Complete the expression of interest form below and a member of the funetics support team will be in touch with you to talk through the opportunities in your local area.
With the support of two athletics giants.....Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Usain Bolt; joining funetics is your opportunity to truly inspire young children and make a difference.
Current licence opportunities
We have the following opportunity for providers looking to purchase a funetics licence.
As a school licence provider, you will be able to secure a territory which will include access to delivering funetics sessions in the following settings:
Curriculum lessons in schools
After school clubs
As a community licence provider, you will be able to secure a territory in which you deliver funetics sessions in community settings during evenings and weekends at chosen locations.
Exclusive introductory offer available now
We are looking to work with dynamic providers that can deliver within school and community settings. Providers will be able to deliver funetics sessions as part of curriculum lessons, breakfast and after school clubs and community sessions. Read on to find out more.
funetics community licence
- £2550 + VAT Introductory rate one-off fee
- £100 Monthly fee from year 2 onwards
- 4 years licence 4 years licence term for first providers
funetics school licence
- £5100 + VAT Introductory rate one-off fee
- £250 monthly fee from year 2 onwards
- 4 years 4 years licence term for first providers
What does a funetics provider get?
Coaching team training on a one day funetics course with England Athletics
Schemes of work, lesson plans, training plans and activity cards to help deliver sessions
Provider kit and equipment package
Comprehensive onboarding process and support to help get started
Website to help advertise funetics sessions
Online administration and management platform
Online marketing portal to help promote your funetics sessions
Quality assurance site visits
Customer service and support team
National marketing campaigns via England Athletics and one athlete visit
Marketing support with funetics ambassador Katarina Johnson Thompson and funetics insole partner Enertor brings with them the support of Usain Bolt
You will have the support of two athletics giants
funetics is proud to welcome two of our sports' greatest competitors to help inspire children to take part in fun athletics and get more active and in doing so support your sell-in to schools and community groups.
World Heptathlon Champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson has agreed to be our funetics ambassador and the funetics’ insole partner, Enertor, brings with them the support of the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt.
The benefits to you of their support include:
The free of charge use of their imagery in your local marketing
Competency “congratulations” video messages for the children
Free of charge marketing assets (email, social media assets and collateral) via our provider MarketingHub
Regional marketing support via the England Athletics Marketing Team
Exclusive Usain Bolt coaching content
What do I need to become a funetics provider?
To become a funetics provider you will need to have the following things in place:
• A track record of delivering inclusive sports-based programmes
• Access to a coaching team
• Access to primary schools in your local area
Each provider will need to have a coaching team in place and each coach will need to hold one of the following qualifications, undergo a DBS check and complete an online safeguarding course.
For School Licence Providers;
• Qualified teacher
• Level 2 NGB qualified coach
• Athletics coach / Coach in Running Fitness
For Community Licence Providers;
• Athletics coach