Children and Young People Partnerships

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A Children & Young People (CYP) partnership is a group of people from a local community with a common interest in developing football opportunities for children and young people in their local communities.

Who could make up a CYP Partnership?
Primary & Secondary School representatives, Sixth Forms, FE Colleges, Universities, County Sport Partnership, Charter Standard Clubs, Local Authority, Street Games, Premier / Football League Trusts, Youth Sector & Birmingham County FA

What is the rationale for CYP Football Partnerships?

  • Create collaborative and sustainable models 
  • Create priority areas based on insight to invest and grow / retain participation
  • Create bespoke CYP offers based on need – Address drop out at 14-19
  • Asset share – Facilities, expertise, resource

What could be key outcomes of the CYP Football Partnership?

  • Widen the base of players in local schools and college
  • Support young people to play in a community setting, either in a recreational or affiliated football environment
  • Create a skilled workforce
  • Create sustainable partnerships to share resources
  • Provide better access to better facilities
  • Work together to find solutions to local challenges

Next steps to creating your partnership

  1. Established the need for a CYP partnership
  2. Identified key challenges and priorities
  3. Understand the current landscape and future investment coming
  4. What partners do you need on-board?