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PTC Sports was established in 2013 as a sports coaching service provider. We work with schools across the country to deliver the most current and exciting sports activities. Our programs are not only incredibly fulfilling, but also help children to maintain a healthy lifestyle and wellbeing.
We do this by providing:
Extracurricular activities, including:
It’s wonderful to see children enjoying a sport they’re passionate about. As they get older, we strive to connect them with local sports and gymnastics clubs so that their skills can be developed even further.
At PTC, we aspire to create the best opportunities for children, regardless of their age, gender or status within the community. We provide activities that may not be accessible to everyone outside of school and ensure a fun and safe environment.
Our staff set themselves high standards, ensuring that every attendee is fully engaged with their sessions. They take pride in being qualified in their chosen sports; constantly developing their knowledge so that they can continue to advance the skills of their pupils.
When my business partner and I heard of the franchise opportunities with PTC Sports and what was to be offered, it was an easy decision!
What really set PTC apart from other franchises was the support on offer. They have a more personal approach due to being able to deal with the manager 1-2-1 rather than having information passed through numerous individuals which you find in more corporate companies.
Upon visiting PTC sessions, delivery was of a high standard and professional. This coincided with the good reputation I had heard from neighbouring areas.
Taskin, the director, has played a key role in the start-up of the franchise, setting up marketing strategies to reach new schools, attending and leading our first five appointments and supporting us on a daily basis with admin, coaches and courses.
I cannot wait to see what the future brings for myself and the PTC brand.
(Barking & Dagenham Franchisee)
We are a nation of inactive and unhappy teenage girls, according to UK charity, ‘Women in Sport’. And, according to their ‘reframing sport for teenage girls’ report, it has become increasingly worse over the past 10 years.
The report confirms that, today, 1.5m more men than women play sport each week and that only 8% of girls are meeting the recommended 60 minutes’ exercise each day guidelines (Sport England 2018).
In fact, studies indicate that teenage girls are significantly less active than boys the same age. This could be one of the reasons why 44% of girls aged 13-15 are overweight / obese compared to 36% of boys.
So why is this and what can be done to reverse the trend?
According to ‘Women in Sport’, social media plays a major role. They found that 42% of girls aged 11-21 prefer to communicate on social media rather than face to face, with many citing the fear of meeting new people as a reason for not taking up sport.
In fact, the time young people spend online has doubled over the past 10 years. From eight hours, a week in 2005 to 18 hours in 2015. The report documents that It has now become a highly pervasive influence on the young person’s life – both school and personal – with a culture rooted in the ‘fear of missing out’.
Also, there are few female sports role models, confirm 72% of girls aged 11-21, who say there is insufficient coverage of women’s sport in the media. This could be one of the reasons why teenage girls do not value sporting activity as something to share with their friends.
The very bedrock of Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.
In fact, it is said that with these platforms being primarily image based, there’s a greater chance that girls rather than boys have a negative body image and consequently low self-esteem. It would appear that because of this, many teenage girls develop a negative attitude towards sport, something that is difficult to change as they get older.
So how can we change this?
PTC was established to provide sporting and physical activities for young people, regardless of age or gender and to make it fun and safe for all. The ‘Women in Sport’ research highlights the need to inspire and motivate girls to undertake more physical activity.
On the other hand, we also fully understand the resource limitations on schools to provide a full PE programme that achieves the aims of the current curriculum. It’s a sobering statistic, that 28% of teenage girls do no other exercise except for school PE and even more disappointingly, only 23% actually enjoy it.
This is why we work closely with schools to provide bespoke packages, designed to integrate into the school timetable. This also includes in house CPD training for teachers and support staff.
With 37% of girls aged 14-16 saying they don’t have time to do sport outside of school due to pressure of school work, we offer a range of extra curriculum activities including before and after school clubs and holiday clubs. We are even geared up to provide a ready-made Olympic style school sports day or more traditional format if preferred.
The report also referred to the benefits of parental support in encouraging a bigger take up of sport by teenage girls. This is also reinforced by Sport England whose own research indicates that family involvement is of paramount importance to a young person’s physical activity.
However, we understand that it can be difficult for families, especially lone parents, to participate in group activities. This could be a time issue or the feeling that they are not ‘sporty types’ and as such would feel out of place.
This is also observed in the ‘women in sport’ research that claims 63% of young women shun sports if their friends not involved. With that in mind, we’ve developed a ‘fit family’ programme of fun exercises that enables parents, of all ability, to keep fit and health alongside their children.
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The annual accolade is given each year to members of the community whom the judges consider have helped make the Borough a great place to live and work. The panel, consisting of local councillors and community leaders, request nominations from residents on whom they feel has offered skills and/or given up their time to help others in the area.
We were nominated for our free fitness sessions for girls as well as our out of school multi-sport holiday clubs. The judges were especially complimentary about the fact that many of the attending young people had gone on to University and become sports coaches themselves.
The ceremony, held at Redbridge Town Hall was hosted by the Borough’s very own ITV Gladiator champion, Weininger Irwin and attended by both civic dignitaries and members of the local community