The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Attend Coach Core Awards

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition at the Southbank Centre in London on July 17, 2018.


Loughborough University

Monday 24th September, 2018

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will attend the Coach Core Awards at Loughborough University on Monday 24th September.

With masterclasses from sports stars such as marathon runner Paula Radcliffe, British tennis star Laura Robson and England netballer Eboni Beckford-Chambers, more than 200 young Coach Core apprentices will take part in the full day of sports training and mentoring before the awards ceremony, which will celebrate the achievements of young people who have taken part in this life-changing programme.

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.

Today 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.

At this year’s Coach Core Awards, The Duke and Duchess will join graduates, new joiners and other apprentices to celebrate their achievements in categories including Community Outreach Project of the Year, Graduate of the Year, Mentor of the Year, Educator of the Year and Apprentice of the Year.

Their Royal Highnesses will meet some of the apprentices as they take part in drills and team games, before meeting this year’s graduates. The Duke and Duchess will then attend the Awards Ceremony, hosted by TV sports presenter Jake Humphrey. Their Royal Highnesses will each present a category before The Duke gives a closing speech to the young apprentices.

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