Game On England

Please note, due to the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions we no longer require participants to pre-book onto our Game On weekly football sessions. For an up to date list of sessions currently running visit our social media pages or click the timetable button below.

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust has championed the role sport and physical activity can play for the last 20 years.

The Trust recognises the need to continue engaging with young people from our most deprived former mining areas, and the importance of introducing them to the life-changing benefits of sport.

Game On is the Trust’s Sport for Change programme, which through direct delivery of sport-based activity for the last 13 years has helped people in some of our most disadvantaged coalfield communities gain new skills, achieve qualifications, find work and become more active – making lives better through sport.

In 2016, England’s former mining communities were faced with great difficulty when delivery of Game On England stopped. Thankfully, the once national Game On England programme was reintroduced in April 2018 focusing on Yorkshire’s most challenged ex-mining areas.

Now we’re working hard to expand our delivery, and approach of using sport intentionally to bring about positive benefits for individuals and our communities, into the East Midlands.

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Our Offer

Football 5ives

Free evening diversionary turn up and play football activity for young people, providing them with a positive activity to engage in.

Home Internationals

An annual showcase that brings together and raises aspirations in young people from coalfield communities across England, Scotland and Wales.

Game On Girls

Fun female only football sessions for 5 to 11 years old. Helping to bridge the gap between grassroots and the community game.

Lifelong Football

We create new walking football sessions in community settings for those aged over fifty.

Game On Skills

Access to training courses and volunteering opportunities for Game On England participants.

Game On Active

Fitness and physical activity sessions for inactive adults. Helping to improve their health and wellbeing.

Our Impact

2019/2020 by numbers:


participants attending weekly participation sessions


individual session visits across the year


sessions delivered in some of Yorkshire and the East Midlands most deprived coalfield communities


of social value generated from an increase in an individuals wellbeing


of social value generated for every £1 invested in the programme

Find out more about the impact Game On England made in 2019/2020

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