Celebrating our 10th Anniversary

Coach Core – the charity that uses sport and apprenticeships to change young lives and help transform communities – are proud to be celebrating our 10th year as charitable programme.

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Just over 10 years ago, the Centre for Social Justice’s 2011 paper ‘More Than A Game’ had highlighted the barriers many young people from disadvantaged communities face trying to achieve meaningful occupations. Eager to make a significant impact in this area, Coach Core was developed by The Royal Foundation as a way to re-engage young people with education and employment through a sports coaching apprenticeship.

10 years on – and on the eve of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham – our now-independent charity has supported 726 young people onto community sports coaching apprenticeships, helping them overcome disadvantage to start meaningful careers, re-engage with education and increase activity levels in their local areas. Those apprentices have been placed with over 187 different youth, sports and physical-activity organisations across the country, and have delivered over 606,500 grassroots sessions to an estimated 8,491,000 session participants.

We’ll be celebrating our anniversary year by collecting stories from across our programmes and history, staff, apprentices and graduates – and you can find them all collected here.