Teaching skills for school
and life

If you haven’t had the best start in life, negative influences can make it difficult to change your outlook.

Our partnership with Sported uses sport for development to overcome the obstacles young people from disadvantaged backgrounds face. Together we have developed sporteducate, a pioneering education programme designed to help disadvantaged young people gain specific educational outcomes through sport. It provides inspiration, motivation and the skills to negotiate life on and off the field.

How it works

Following a successful pilot across five clubs between July and December 2013, sporteducate is  currently being rolled out to 33 community sports clubs in London providing funding, training and management support to run education activities alongside their core sports offering.
The educational activities at each club are carefully designed to meet the specific needs of its young participants – aged from 11 to 18 years - and vary from core curriculum supplementary classes and employability skills, to providing new computer equipment and IT classes.

Sporteducate supports a range of sport clubs - from football to boxing, athletics to martial arts; helping participants to stay in school, improve performance and increase their self-esteem. Since the pilot a referral system has been introduced to target those young people most at risk of becoming NEET.

Volunteers from Deutsche Bank are an integral part of the sporteducate programme and are already making a positive impact at many clubs. They are lending their expertise in a number of capacities, including one-to-one mentoring, running CV workshops and mock interviews, and becoming Trustees and Treasurers.


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Grass roots

Our sporteducate programme will support 33 community sports clubs in deprived areas of London.

What they learn

Hard and soft skills that can improve their path in life:

  • educational attainment
  • self-discipline
  • personal responsibility
  • teamwork

Sported: Cross the line.

Latest News
March 20, 2015Deutsche Bank volunteers assist sporteducate club to improve their funding pitches
Calthorpe Project in Kings Cross is one of the 33 clubs participating in sporteducate. Read more

November 07, 2014sporteducate clubs visit Deutsche Bank to conclude table tennis tournament
Last week, Deutsche Bank hosted the home leg of its very first sporteducate table tennis tournament. Read more

July 29, 2014 A further 18 clubs to join Deutsche Bank’s sporteducate programme in September
Following a successful pilot scheme across five specially selected clubs at the end of 2013 and the addition of 10 clubs in April Read more

July 24, 2014sporteducate students team up with Deutsche Bank Accelerate scholars to receive careers guidance
Last week, two of Deutsche Bank’s community programmes - sporteducate and the Deutsche Bank Accelerate Scholarship - came together as part of an ‘exchange’ event, for career insight and guidance. Read more

April 25, 2014Sporteducate: pilot reveals impact of sport for development, and 10 new clubs join the scheme
Deutsche Bank’s flagship Born to Be partnership with Sported, sporteducate, has completed a successful pilot phase, and rolled out to a further 10 London clubs.  Read more

June 01, 2013Sport changes lives - powerful new ad campaign hits London
The Sported Foundation launched its first significant advertising campaign across London this week. 'Cross the Line', an award-winning and thought-provoking advertisement, demonstrates the power of sport in tackling some of society's most challenging social problems. Read more

May 21, 2013Deutsche Bank hosts launch of Sportworks
Deutsche Bank UK yesterday hosted the launch of Sportsworks, the findings of a three-year research project. Hailed as a major step forward in proving the impact and effectiveness of sport in addressing social issues, Sportworks provides a vital boost for a sector which has often fallen under the radar of funders. Read more

May 09, 2013Colin Grassie launches Born to Be at Carney’s Community in South London
Colin Grassie, CEO, Deutsche Bank UK and member of the Group Executive Committee, yesterday launched Born to Be, the Bank’s new strategy for its UK Corporate Citizenship programme, with a visit to Carney’s Community, a sport and education centre, in Lambeth, South London. Read more

May 08, 2013Deutsche Bank launches new corporate citizenship programme to tackle UK youth unemployment
Deutsche Bank launched today its new UK corporate citizenship programme, Born to Be, which is committed to tackling the critical issue of youth unemployment. The Bank aims to reach over 160,000 young people in the UK through Born to Be over the next four years. Read more

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