School Clubs

 AFTER-SCHOOL SPORTS CLUBS

Five amazing things that children get out of being a member of a sports club:

1. Healthy bodies, healthy minds

Through the development of healthy physical activity habits, children are not only supporting healthy bodies, but are also likely to show improved performance in school. Another terrific advantage of sports clubs – which generally involves long term commitment – is that if young people are physically active from an early age, they are more likely to continue to be so in early adulthood.

2. Social skills

Structured activities, such as organised sports, are linked to lower levels of antisocial behaviour in children.  Indeed, sport clubs can help them develop important social skills such as good citizenship, positive peer relations and respect for authority through learning to interact not only with other children their age, but also with older individuals such as their coaches and sports officials.

3. Self-esteem

Studies have shown that those who engage in sport and physical activity are more confident – this is particularly important in child development. Sport clubs allow children to build self-esteem as they learn to trust in their own abilities, receive encouragement and praise from coaches and parents, and learn to accept constructive criticism.

4. Skill building

Sports clubs provide an opportunity for children to learn skills that will help them in school, as well as in their future careers and personal relationships. Through engagement in sport, they learn leadership, teamwork, problem-solving, responsibility, self-discipline, and a sense of initiative.

5. Tolerance

Sports clubs help children – especially those who are disadvantaged – build lasting friendships and feel part of a wider community. By bringing together individuals from different races, religions, genders and economic backgrounds, sport can promote mutual respect, tolerance and understanding.

The clubs we offer at Sacred Heart are as follows:

Autumn Term

  • Netball Club
  • Swimming Club
  • Football Club
  • Running Club
  • Tag Rugby Club
  • Sportshall Athletics Club
  • Gymnastics Club
  • Girls Multi Skills Club

Spring Term

  • Basketball Club
  • Swimming Club
  • Football Club
  • Running Club
  • Multi-Sports Club
  • Sportshall Athletics Club
  • Gymnastics Club
  • Girls Multi Skills Club

Summer Term

  • Cricket Club
  • Swimming Club
  • Football Club
  • Basketball Club
  • Tennis Club
  • Running Club
  • Gymnastics Club
  • Sports Leaders Club

In addition to the sports clubs above, we are the organisers and hosts of the Mixed High 5 Netball League (Autumn term with 8 local schools) and the Battersea Boys and Girls Football Leagues (Spring Term)

A current timetable for all clubs will be handed out by your class teacher every half term.

For internally run clubs please contact the school office for information and the parent’s information sheet for club timetables.

External Club’s contact details:

Fruity Club (after school care)
John Cronin
email: [email protected]

Battersea Gymnastics
Emma Jones & Billie Roberts
email: [email protected]

Saturday Drama
Don Rae
email: www.donraeacademy.com