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KS1/Foundation, KS2
Communication, Vocabulary, Writing

For this challenge you will become a team captain and write your very own motivational talk for your players! You could be the captain of your favourite football team, for your team at school or for an imaginary team - it's up to you!

Share your talks with us on Twitter @PLCommunities, using #PLPrimaryStars and #WeAreOneTeam or email them to us at

This is part of our series of weekly challenges 2021

What resources are in this pack?

Learning outcomes

Children will:

  • consider different communication styles and use them appropriately for their chosen audience
  • develop their vocabulary and writing skills
  • learn how to use sentences with different forms - statement, question, exclamation and command
  • use their imagination and creativity to write their team talk. 

Film: Team talk

Watch this short film with Sheffield United FC's Manager, Chris Wilder, and Head Coach for Brighton and Hove Albion FC, Graham Potter, talking about their experiences of managing a team and how they motivate and support their players.


Team talk challenge

Find out more about the challenge. Be inspired by quotes from football managers and players about delivering motivational talks and get tips and guidance to help you write your own.

The challenge template page is editable so you can type into it or print it out.