Engaging with young people globally
Premier Skills draws upon the Premier League’s global appeal and expertise in delivering community programmes in the UK, alongside the British Council’s global network and track record of grassroots program delivery.
Through Premier Skills coach training, which features both interactive classroom-based learning and on-the-field technical training, over 10,457 grassroots coaches and referees in 29 countries have learned valuable coaching, leadership, communication and soccer skills. As a result, trainees are better able to perform in their role as coaches and mentors to young people.
Through Premier Skills, young people, including the most vulnerable in society, are given opportunities to become better integrated into their local communities, to develop their skills for employability, raise their self-esteem, and have a safe place to play. Premier Skills-trained community coaches have reached 1.4 million young people since the program began.