How it worked

There were four key components to the sporteducate programme.

  1. Educational, Employability and Mentoring activities

Deutsche Bank provided significant funding for 33 Sported Member clubs in London. The clubs received grants to develop and run educational, employability and/or mentoring activities alongside their core sports offering.


The supplementary activities at each club were all designed to achieve one or more of the programme’s outcomes (the 5 As), but varied depending upon the identified needs of the young people. Examples of the different types of educational sessions delivered thanks to the sporteducate include: core-curriculum supplementary classes; non-curriculum supplementary classes; homework clubs; employability skills workshops; vocational training; and one-to-one or group mentoring.



  1. Volunteer support from Deutsche Bank staff

To help with the running of the programme, sporteducate clubs were able to draw upon the enthusiasm and talent of Deutsche Bank staff. Volunteers lent their support in a number of different capacities, from providing business consultancy and one-to-one mentoring to delivering education classes and career development workshops.


Deutsche Bank also created wider opportunities for young people by running regular skills-building sessions and career development events at their London offices.



  1. Training workshops

All sporteducate clubs were provided with thorough training support and a comprehensive toolkit to help develop the best programme to deliver positive educational outcomes and capacity build the clubs. Examples of our bespoke training sessions include ‘How to motivate and mentor young people’ and ‘Delivering employability and educational activities’.




  1. Building the evidence pool

Another element that makes sporteducate unique is our Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E). Over the course of three-years, the progress of every young person on the programme was regularly assessed against specific metrics for each of the programme’s five outcomes – attitude, attendance, achievement, aspirations and aptitude.


In collecting this data, Sported and Deutsche Bank will not only be able to review the programme’s impact on an on-going basis, but also by the end of three-years we aim to have built a robust and comprehensive pool of evidence to demonstrate the positive impact sport and early interventions can have on young people who are at high-risk of becoming NEET.


The programme utilises self-assessment questionnaires, Views and Sportworks to collect this data.






The Toolkit

Download the Sport for Development Toolkit


Download the full Sporteducate Programme Evaluation Report


The life-changing impact on young people and volunteers alike.

The programme

Combining sport and education to achieve the 5 As.