Barclays Premier League & Beyond Sport announce BPL Live community day. The initiative will take place on Thursday 17th March at the Amandla Safe-Hub in Khayelitsha, with the South African FA Development Agency.
Barclays, Beyond Sport and the Premier League have partnered to deliver a community event designed to educate and share best practice on how sport can be used to overcome social adversity across Africa ahead of the Barclays Premier League Live fan park weekend.
Former professional footballers Robbie Fowler, Peter Schmeichel and Lucas Radebe will join NGO experts, corporate organisations and high-level executives including the Premier League’s executive chairman Richard Scudamore, for The Barclays Premier League Live Community Day, in partnership with Beyond Sport, built around ways that sport is being used to progress in four key areas:
The Premier League’s community work in South Africa dates back to 2007 when funding for the Football Foundation of South Africa in Gansbaai began. Work has continued through support of the Safe-Hub programme in partnership with AMANDLA EduFootball and SAFA Development Agency, as well as through support of several local NGOs via the Premier League’s international small grants fund. Premier Skills will run a coaching course in Gansbaai from 14-16 March, and has already trained nearly 200 football coaches and referees in South Africa, who have in turn engaged over 12,000 young people.
Senior leaders from organisations in Africa that have shifted to a self-sustainable model will share their challenges and successes, and advise on how sport can take on this new approach.
Inclusive coaching will showcase how Premier Skills, the Premier League’s lead international community programme, is creating a new era of local coaches and referees. The session will be led by Sunderland AFC coach Graham Robinson and three recently trained South African Premier Skills coaches, who will teach participants new approaches to delivering engaging and inclusive community football sessions.
Opportunities and pathways into employment, led by Barclays Africa and other industry experts, this will involve both practical and theoretical sessions to discuss how brands are using sport to engage with communities in order to stimulate employment amongst people currently out of work.
Social Action, will see on-pitch community sessions led by local NGOs in collaboration with Crystal Palace FC, teaching engaging methods for how sport can be used to address key social issues.
The one-day initiative will take place on Thursday 17th March at the Amandla Safe-Hub in Khayelitsha, in collaboration with the South African FA Development Agency.
Below we have a video courtesy of Beyond Sport, Beyond Sport, showing Beyond Sport Global Summit & Awards 2015,
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Published 26/02/16 by Mark McCluskey