Who we are

We aim to inspire young people and create the new generation of young sports coaches.

Capturing the spirit of the 2012 Olympic Games, Their Royal Highnesses wanted to harness the power of sport, and its ability to change lives and empower young people. It was also shaped by seeing the devastation of the London riots in 2011 and how certain communities could benefit by having young relatable role models who could progress not just their own life chances but improve the lives of others around them too.

Driven by a desire to create a truly meaningful education and employment programme for those that need the opportunity the most, since 2012, we have changed the lives of hundreds of 16-24 year olds around the UK. These young coaches will go on to inspire their communities with the skills they have gained from Coach Core for generations to come.

Today, Coach Core is training hundreds of young people across the UK through its amazing scheme that connects apprentices with the biggest sports clubs in the country, providing unrivalled tuition, paying them a wage, and setting them up for an exciting future.

With Coach Core:

  • 463 apprentices previous, current or graduated
  • 91% completion rate
  • 91% moving into education/employment
  • 100% of graduated said they enjoyed the programme
  • 100% reported an increase in coaching skills
  • 96% said having a dedicated mentor helped them
  • 110 employers involved with the programme from 27 different sports or sectors

In 2018, the programme delivered 33,096 coaching sessions providing 692, 740 people with coaching support.