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Prince’s Trust Participants Complete ‘Get Started’ Programme

Thirteen young people aged between 16-24 have been given a boost to their career prospects thanks to an inspiring initiative led by the Prince’s Trust, in partnership with Newcastle United Foundation.

The Magpie’s official charity have been delivering the programme on behalf of leading youth charity, The Prince’s Trust, at Gateshead Redheugh. The young people, who are all unemployed or not in training or education, learnt about possible careers in sporting coaching and how they can volunteer in their local community to gain coaching experience.

Throughout the week, the group learnt valuable coaching skills from professionals at the Foundation including how to deliver safe football sessions for children. They also gained Sports Leaders qualifications and Emergency First Aid to add to their CV.

All participants that completed the course will receive three months support from The Prince’s Trust to help them move into education, training or employment

Laura Wilson, Project Co-ordinator for The Prince’s Trust Get Started programme, said: “Our staff have been really impressed with the level of commitment from the group. They have been focused and dedicated to pushing themselves.”

Ben Sayer, Project Officer for the Foundation added: “We’ve had a great week with this group. Some of the team have even delivered warm up sessions and drills to the other participants – That’s a first on our Get Started programme!”

Callum Mordey, 22 from Washington spoke of his experience on the course: “This week has been really beneficial for me, learning from the Newcastle United Foundation coaches to deliver my own coaching session, along with improving my confidence and abilities. It was great that Siem De Jong took the time to come and see us on the course, giving us valuable advice and guidance for the future.”

Newcastle United Foundation works in partnership with The Prince’s Trust on a number of initiatives to help disadvantaged young people into employment or training. For more information, contact Laura Wilson –

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