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SSP launched ahead of new academic year!

28 June 2018

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Blackburn with Darwen Schools Sport Partnership (SSP) document - powered by Blackburn Rovers Community Trust, has officially been launched ahead of the new academic year.

The SSP, which has been developed alongside key partners Blackburn with Darwen Council, is a service which offers whole-school development for local primary schools, providing support in physical education, school sport, competitions, education and teacher training.

The service provides a self-sustaining pathway within sport, which aims to provide increased opportunity for young people; having easy access to quality sports coaching within a local sustainable structure.

This includes strong links into the Blackburn Rovers Community Sports Forum, made up of various sports clubs in the borough and pathways into development centres and the Academy at Blackburn Rovers Football Club.

Already in place at Blackburn Rovers Community Trust is a large dedicated team ready to deliver the SSP within the community.

Blackburn Rovers Community Trust CEO, Gary Robinson, said: “The Blackburn with Darwen School Sports Partnership - powered by Blackburn Rovers Community Trust, will play a fundamental role in accomplishing the positive impact that high quality PE, school sport and physical activity can have on young people.

“The services, training and networking opportunities detailed within this brochure are designed to support the whole school in building confidence and self-sustainability for school sport and physical education.

“We will remain focused and ambitious, doing everything we can to continue to keep quality high.

“We are delighted to work together with Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council in bringing this exciting range of new and unique opportunities to the schools in our area and trust that all the schools within the borough will relish the opportunity that it provides for their pupils.”

The SSP, which is explained thoroughly within a 36-page document, has four key pillars which are delivery, professional development, school games and enrichment. There are also three different packages for schools to opt in to.

Download the document here.

Please note, all schools will receive both a hard and electronic copy. For further information, please email

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