Northampton Town F.C. – Three Clubs Programme
Launched in Septenber 2017, the Three Clubs Programme brings together Northampton’s top professional sports clubs to encourage more children to participate in sport.
Northampton Town F.C., Northampton Saints Rugby and Northants Crickets collaborate with Barclays Digital Eagles and Northampton Borough Council to deliver a school-based programme that combines three sporting disciplines and digital development into a single project.
Primary schools within Northampton get the chance to add to their curriculum professional football, rugby, cricket coaching as well as computer coding lessons delivered by Barclays Digital Eagles. The programme will include 6 weeks of PE lessons delivered by the professional community coaches at the clubs linked to a digital session with Barclaycard – all free.
Paul Devlin, Community Manager with Northampton Town F.C., said:
“Northampton Town Football in the Community are very excited to be involved in this ground breaking schools programme, having all three professional clubs working together to deliver in schools for the first time will provide a unique learning experience for children.”
“We would like to thank Barclays for providing the digital expertise and the Borough council for their support in allowing us to promote the benefits of sport to young children.”
Michael Knight, Digital Eagle lead for Northampton at Barclaycard, said:
“Our Digital Eagles work in local communities to give people the opportunity to learn and embrace digital skills, from sending an email, skyping family or learning how to bank online. We’re now expanding that support to include coding – so people of any age can take advantage of the opportunity to learn the emerging language of the new digital economy.”
Head of community with the Saints, Connor Fleming, said:
“We’re excited to be partnering up with the Cobblers, Steelbacks, Barclays Digital Eagles and Northampton Borough Council with this project.”
“Northampton is the only town in the country to have professional rugby, football and cricket clubs, and a project like this gives youngsters the opportunity to try all three of them. We’ve got excellent relationships with primary schools in the town and are looking forward to seeing this grow in the future.”
Ray Payne, Chief Executive of Northamptonshire County Cricket Club, said:
“We are delighted to be working with both the Saints and the Cobblers to deliver this programme for the children of Northamptonshire. Sports education is so important”