Barclays Game On – GO Lead.

A group of child footballers with their hands in together in a huddle
Project and event management for the Youth Sport Trust

The challenge:

The Youth Sport Trust works with the Football Association to drive girls’ football participation in schools.  Barclays Game On – GO Lead trains girls to become girls football deliverers or marketeers to engage more girls in football in their schools.

At a key point in the project, they found themselves with a key staff member due to be responsible for the project leaving the organisation for a new role, resulting in a gap whilst their replacement was appointed.

The solution:

The Youth Sport Trust appointed Sport Sister to manage the project and its launch event during the interim period between staff recruitment.  This included:


  • Management of communications with schools, teacher briefings and website updates.
  • Event management of the GO Lead Inspire Live Launch, a live stream event for schools and girls football activators.
  • Coordination of guest presenters, special guests, and production company.
  • Production of risk assessment and safeguarding documentation to ensure adherence to safeguarding procedures throughout.

The benefits:

  • Ensured the project could continue on time and as planned
  • All deadlines achieved as promised
  • Inspire Live Launch delivered to network of schools and their girls football activators
  • Effective handover of the project to a newly appointed member of Youth Sport Trust staff
  • Integration with wider girls’ schools football programmes