Sport and young people

The Prince's Trust believes that sport can help young people develop skills such as confidence, teamwork, leadership and communication; qualities which are essential for education and employment.

As well as developing these personal social skills, sport is also used as an engagement tool to attract young people to The Trust.

The Trust works with over one hundred professional sport clubs and organisations across football, rugby, cricket, horseracing, sailing, adventurous activities, boxing and martial arts.

These organisations provide vital support to Prince’s Trust programmes which help 55,000 young people each year.

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Launched in 1997, The Prince's Trust Football Initiative, which is funded by the Premier League and the Professional Footballers’ Association works with 40 professional football clubs and has helped change more than 22,500 young lives.


Latest news:

  • John, 21, from Brooklands, constantly found himself in trouble, and was forced to drop out of college. He started mixing with the wrong crowd, and became homeless, until support from The Prince's Trust enabled him to turn his life around.
  • Eleven unemployed young people from across the Edinburgh took part in My Club - a course mixing training, sport and practical experience.
  • Prince’s Trust will have supported 25,000 young people through football programmes by 2015.
  • Aaron dropped out of school aged 14. He experimented with drugs, developed a serious drink problem and couldn’t hold down a job, but with support from The Prince’s Trust, he is proof that if you end up making wrong decisions, there is a way out.

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