Team Manchester gains National Press

Following an amazing launch event for Team Manchester, we were delighted that the Coach Core programme got coverage in both industry and national press – spreading the word about our brilliant sports coaching programme! Read more on The Independent, and

It’s great to see the media picking up on the programme and the wider initiative between The Royal Foundation and BT which will see them collaborating on Team Essex as part of The Royal Foundation’s goal to establish Coach Core as a national programme in ten sites across the UK.

As part of the scheme, selected youngsters will be chosen to be part of the BT Sport experiential team at the UEFA Champions League Final in Cardiff in June. BT Sport will also work with the Foundation to give support for training and development in media, and in 2018 aspires to create two new apprentice roles within the BT Sport team which could be filled by Coach Core apprentices.


Team Manchester aims to develop the next generation of sports coaches but to also prepare them for a number of career paths within the sports industry. Via this unique programme, they not only undertake a multitude of qualifications, workshops and experiences but they are also supported on their journey by a number of mentors and support workers.

Thanks as always to all the members of Team Manchester – Diane Modahl Sports Foundation, Eastlands Trust, England Basketball, LCCC Foundation, Manchester City Foundation, Manchester Metroplitan University, Manchester United Foundation, Sharks Community Trust, Sports Group and Volleyball England.