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Get Connected event

Messages from the grassroots

As many of you will know, over the past couple of months we have been hosting a series of ‘Your Sported Network, Get Connected’ events up and down the UK. The events have been an unheralded success – new connections have been forged, challenges discussed and debated, and the sense that we are on the […]

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Guillem-Balague

An evening with Guillem Balagué

On Wednesday night Deutsche Bank and Sported had the pleasure of hosting an evening with sporteducate’s Football Beyond Border (FBB) and its Patron, Sky Sport’s La Liga pundit and author Guillem Balagué, as he treated over 130 young people to a special viewing of his documentary ‘The Making of Cristiano Ronaldo’.   One of the […]

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Lekan Ojumu

Sported responds to latest NEET stats

Press statement   26th February 2015   Commenting on today’s NEET statistics, Lekan Ojumu, Sporteducate Programme Manager at Sported said: “What the latest statistics mask is that there are still huge social inequalities in youth unemployment. The fact remains, that if you come from a disadvantaged background, you are much more likely to become NEET. […]

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sporteducate tutor teaching young boys

Can sport be used to raise educational attainment?

  Written by Jo Stocks, Sporteducate   In England, if you are pupil receiving free school meals (FSM) you are three-times less likely to achieve five or more A*-C GCSEs, including English and maths, than your non-FSM counterpart.   Indeed, deprivation – as measured by free school meal allocation – is strongly associated with poorer […]

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