Active Partnerships were delighted to see some of their Coach Core Apprentices being recognised at the national Coach Core Awards recently held at Wembley stadium.
The Essex Coach Core apprentices won Community Outreach Project of the Year for their involvement in the Holiday Hunger projects.
Active Essex gave 14 Coach Core apprentices the opportunity to develop and deliver 5 Holiday Hunger programmes that took place over the summer across Essex. Social action was a key priority of our Department for Education, Volunteer, Leaders and Coaching funding award. This funding provided a new opportunity for the apprentices to develop the skills they had learnt over the length of their Coach Core journey allowing them to engage with and support their local communities.
Louise Voyce from Active Essex said: “We are thrilled that the apprentice’s programmes excelled over the summer and have now been recognised for their hard work by achieving the Community Outreach Project of the Year award. All of the apprentices worked together, learnt from one another and had the opportunity to be involved in the whole process from insight, outreach and project development to funding applications, promotion, delivery and evaluation.”
The apprentice’s engagement has enabled new projects to be developed and delivered along with added value and capacity at existing sites in our localities. Congratulations to all Coach Core apprentices!
Sport Birminghams Jevaughni was successful in winning Graduate of the Year Award
Jevaughni started out his journey with Sport Birmingham as a Coach Core Apprentice in 2017 and since graduating he has gained full time employment with Sport Birmingham as a Youth and Sport Engagement Assistant. After only a few months he took on the responsibility for the coordination of a city-wide project focusing on reducing the tensions among specific communities in order to create better communication. He has proven time and time again that he is willing to rise to the occasion and has taken challenges and setbacks in his stride.
A well deserved achievement, and it highlights the contributions he has made to the SB team!
Established by The Royal Foundation in 2012, Coach Core aims to harness the power of sport, and its ability to change lives and empower young people. Driven by a desire to build upon the legacy of the Olympic Games, Coach Core was created by The Royal Foundation to inspire young people who are not in education or employment through sport, and create the next generation of sports coaches who will themselves go on to inspire their communities for many more generations to come.
Coach Core trains hundreds of young people across the UK through its scheme, which 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.
A number of Active Partnerships are involved in offering placements and employment to Coach Core apprentices and we look forward to continuing to work and support Coach Core over the forthcoming years enabling more young people to inspire communties and use the power of sport and activity to transform lives.