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Sports Crew Leaders

Sports Leaders: Sports Crew

What is a School Sport Organising Crew?

A School Sport Organising Crew (SSOC) is a group of young people who join together to develop, organise and promote school sport.


Why do schools need a School Sport Organising Crew?

A SSOC provides the opportunity for young people to do the following:

  •          Contribute to decisions about sporting activities and sports competitions in their school.
  •          Air views and have opinions listened to.
  •          Influence and shape school sport for their peers.
  •          Organise House Sport competitions within their school, and Inter-school competitions outside their school.
  •          Work with teachers to improve the standard of school sport.
  •          Organise a survey to find out what young people think of sport in their school.

Benefits of establishing a School Sport Organising Crew?

The SSOC is about young people organising and developing the School Games in their school, creating a culture in school within which young people are empowered to lead change. 

Setting up a Sports Crew allowing children to:

  •          Take responsibility for their own learning.
  •          Show a desire to improve and achieve in relation to their own abilities.
  •          Set themselves attainable but aspirational goals.
  •          Work independently and collaboratively with their peers.
  •          Maximise participation in school work and life.
  •          Develop their leadership and life skills.