Sport and young people
The Prince's Trust believes that sport can
help young people develop skills such as confidence, teamwork,
communication and discipline, qualities which are also required in
the world of work.
The vital support of key organisations in football, rugby and
cricket has enabled The Trust to change over 20,000 young lives
through the power of sport. Click
here to watch a video of our work with sport.
Launched in 1997, The Prince's Trust Football Initiative, which
is funded by the Premier League and the Professional Footballers’
Association works with 65 professional football clubs and has
helped change more than 20,000 young lives.
Since 2003 The Trust has worked in partnership with 10 First
Class Counties and the Marylebone Cricket Club to support close to
2,500 young people to get their lives working.
Since 2005, more than 1,000 young people have been helped by The
Prince's Trust's RBS 6 Nations initiative.
In 2008 the British Horseracing Authority joined forces with The
Prince’s Trust to show young people the variety of opportunities
that exist within the sport.
Jermain Defoe, Olympian Tessa Sanderson CBE, Arsenal striker Rachel Yankey MBE and Olympic rowing medallist Tom Ransley made up the stellar panel at our Sport Youth Forum in partnership with the Premier League and Professional Footballers' Association.
In celebration of our Opportunity 2012 scheme, we've got three signed Team GB t-shirts to give away.
As the Paralympics kick off in London we speak to ParalympicsGB's Sitting Volleyball captain and Prince's Trust Ambassador Rob Richardson.
This Opportunity 2012 Get Started programme helped 20 young people increase their confidence, sporting skills, team working expertise.
Former England and Sale Sharks rugby star Steve Hanley has launched a course with The Prince’s Trust and the QBE Foundation to give young rugby fans the chance to kick-start their careers
2012 Games Young Ambassadors complete Sport Leadership training with Sports Leaders UK.
Jace Joseph, a 2012 Games Young Ambassador, is inspiring young people in the Olympics Borough of Hackney through cycling.
2012 Games Young Ambassador Ryan Marriner completed the xl programme to address his low self-esteem and a lack of motivation. Two years later he is completing work experience at The Trust, after nine months as a 2012 Games Young Ambassador.
Ravi Agravat, a 2012 Games Young Ambassador from Leicester, tells us about his involvement in the youth - led community project 'Karma Sport'.
Angeline Smith, a 2012 Games Young Ambassador from Leeds, has been chosen to dance at the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony.
Whether you need a plumber in Plymouth or a gardener in
Gateshead, using a Trust-supported business is a practical way for
you to help.
Our work depends on your donation.