Coach Core’s Royal visit

Create Development were delighted to attend the Coach Core National roll out Celebration, hosted at Lords Cricket Stadium and attended by Prince Harry on behalf of The Royal Foundation. The event was to celebrate the expansion of the Coach Core coaching apprenticeship programme. Having launched its first pilot in London in 2012, the scheme now works with 42 partners across the UK and is on target to img_2444reach 100 by Spring 2017.  At Lords, Prince Harry had the opportunity to meet apprentices and coaches and to try out some of their coaching exercises. As part of the day, John Parsons and Nathalie Fitzgerald, delivered practical showcase sessions with the London and Essex apprentices to bring the Coach Core and real Coaching philosophy to life for the guests.

This fantastic scheme aims to take young people from challenging communities and provide unparalleled education and employment opportunities through a 12 month, paid sports coaching apprenticeship. Through this, we are able to train our future sports coaches with a number of high level, recognisable and exciting qualificatiimg_2328ons and training opportunities so that apprentices leave with an exceptional resume. The scheme links businesses and organisations through The Royal Foundation’s pioneering consortium model that provide places of employment, and 98% of graduates go on to full time education or employment. Almost 100 apprentices have now trained with the scheme’s pilot sites.

img_2426The ten core modules of the Coach Core programme, developed by Create Development, form the central strand of Coach Core and develop the child first and foremost so that they have a positive relationship with sport and physical activity. We’re supporting the delivery of Tutor training to assist consortiums in cities and areas across the country, including London, Nottinghamshire, Essex and Manchester.

See below to watch Prince Harry speak at the event and click here to view The Royal Foundation’s article on the day.

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Video courtesy of The Royal Foundation and Coach Core.