Get Started with Football young people meet Graeme Sharp
Everton Football Club's Graeme Sharp visited
Goodison Park to meet a group of unemployed young people taking
part in a Prince's Trust course.
The Blues’ post-war record goalscorer took time out to talk to
the young people currently taking part in The Trust’s Get Started
with Football programme, which is being delivered by Everton in the
Started with Football is a five day course to help unemployed young
people gain the skills and confidence they need to get into work,
education or training.
During his visit, Sharpy answered questions from participants
who wanted to know about his career, what has inspired him and his
pathway after hanging up his boots.
I am always happy to support the Prince’s Trust
and get involved in the opportunities they offer young people in
Liverpool, as I know how effective The Trust is in helping people
get on in life.
He continued, “Football has been a big part of my life and
throughout my time I have seen the positive influence it can have
on young people. Courses like this are ideal for helping them to
build their confidence and it’s great to meet some of them here
The Get Started with Football offers young people the chance to
learn coaching skills from professional coaches at Everton, gain a
Level 1 Football Coaching Award and a qualification in First
They receive three months support after the programme to help
them move into education, training or employment.
The Get Started programme supports 16-25 year olds whohave
struggled at school, been in care, are long-term unemployed or who
have been in trouble with the Police.
Young people have been working with the Club’s official charity,
Everton in the Community, as part of The
Prince's Trust Football Initiative, run in partnership with the
Premier League andProfessional Footballers’ Association (PFA).