Become a funetics provider and help improve the physical literacy of young children
NEW - Opportunities to join online coaching courses and to provide Summer Camps
NEW - funetics summer camps
England Athletics continue to explore creative ways in how we can support our the coaching community, and funetics providers stay active and get back on ‘Track’ as soon as possible. So we're very excited to tell you about a new offer coming soon in the form of Athletics Summer Camps for kids.
England Athletics is currently pulling together a support resource to help coaches and local providers run athletics summer camps in their local area through the summer holidays (if safe and feasible to do so).
We know that currently many tracks are not open and Government and England Athletics guidelines on social distance reflect the limited number of individuals who can train together. However, to keep one step ahead of an ever changing environment, we wanted to provide our athletics community with some useful tools and a programme to help re-engage (when safe to do so) with your communities and provide fun athletics based summer camp activities throughout the late summer period.
The government have mentioned on several occasions in recent weeks, the desire to help children catch up with missed educational time and one suggested way to achieve this is through Summer Camps. Through the Summer Camp Organisers' Manual, you will be provided with useful support and resources to help not only develop young people’s athletics skills, but also their wider development such as social and emotional skills, as well as provide Cross Curricular activities to help with their academic studies.
Look out for more information coming very soon, or contact us now for further information by emailing: [email protected]
New online funetics coaches' workshops available in July and August
For those looking to become a funetics provider and to deliver activity throughout the summer and into the new academic year, we have a new online funetics coaches workshop available. The funetics coaches workshop, which is 6 hours long, can be delivered either as a full day or split into a number of separate workshops.
Find out more
We are now taking bookings for those interested in delivering funetics activity later this year and have workshops available to book on as follows:
Course 1 (on zoom): Thursday 16 and Friday 17 July, 11.30am-3pm
Course 2 (on zoom): Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 July, 6pm-9pm
Become a funetics provider and join our movement
Apply now for a funetics licence (school or community) and help improve the physical literacy of children. Watch our short video to find out more about becoming a funetics provider.
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 inspire children to get more active through fun primary school and athletics programmes.
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 primary school and community athletics programme provide trackable physical literacy sessions to help children learn, develop and practice running, jumping and throwing. Our programmes include full support and training and take place within local primary schools, sports clubs and community locations.
Our vision is for every primary school child in the country to have access to funetics sessions to learn the fundamental movement skills of running, throwing and jumping. funetics includes 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 community and primary school sports coaching opportunities in your local area.
Our funetics sessions provide you with access to support from 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 opportunities for providers looking to purchase a funetics licence.
As a school licence provider, you will be able to secure a territory to deliver funetics primary school sports programmes in the following settings:
Curriculum lessons in schools
After school clubs
As a community licence provider, you will be able to secure an area to deliver funetics community sports programmes during evenings and weekends at chosen locations.
Exclusive introductory offer available now
We are looking to work with dynamic providers that can deliver athletics programmes within school and community settings. Providers will be able to provide 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
funetics Coach app
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 sport legends to inspire children to get active through fun athletic development schemes 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 athletic development schemes
• 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