Coach Core programme is launched

By James Burbidge · 3rd December 2018

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry launched The Royal Foundation’s new Coach Core programme in partnership with the Greenhouse Charity at a sports festival at Bacon’s College, Rotherhithe, London.

Good coaching is the difference between sport which simply occupies children for a few hours and sport which has the power to inspire and encourage young people to aim higher. Coach Core aims to train young people to become professional coaches and mentors enabling them to give back to their communities and inspire and motivate others through the power of sport.

After a private discussion with ten of the first cohort of Coach Core trainees, Their Royal Highnesses took part in sporting activities. The Duchess of Cambridge proved a skillful table tennis player before moving on to referee a judo match. The Duke of Cambridge showed off his football skills whilst Prince Harry tried his hand at basketball. There were then speeches by the Principal of Bacon’s College John Martin, The Duke of Cambridge, a Coach Core trainee Timi Tinubu and the Chief Executive of Greenhouse Charity, Michael de Giorgio.