Youth Programmes


Sport and physical activity can have a powerful and transformative impact on young people’s lives and the communities in which they live.

We work with a number of national and local partners, all of whom are committed to making a difference to the lives of young people (a selection of these are listed on this page). These innovative and inspiring partnerships go beyond sport to improve all aspects of life for young people.

Our work in action...

Coach Core

Targeting 16-24 year olds who are not in education or employment, Coach Core delivers an inclusive and impactful sports coaching apprenticeship that develops the talents of young people and provides them with a range of vital skills for sport, work and life.  

Capturing the spirit of the 2012 Olympic Games, The patrons of The Royal Foundation wanted to harness the power of sport, and its ability to change lives and empower young people.  
Today, Coach Core is training hundreds of young people across the UK through its amazing scheme that connects apprentices with the biggest sports clubs in the country, providing unrivaled tuition, paying them a wage, and setting them up for an exciting future. In Devon we are going to be starting our year 2 programme in January. Recruitment is underway, more information can be found here

To see what apprentices say about the programme, click here:

What our Coach Core employers say:

“Both apprentices have been punctual & enthusiastic in their working environments & both have embraced the various roles they have undertaken”

“We are extremely pleased with the commitment shown by all apprentices to attend our sessions”

“Brilliant at delivering and full of confidence”