Coach Core Foundation

Changing the Game

We want to help disadvantaged young people unlock meaningful education and employment opportunities. By providing access to a sports apprenticeship programme with education, training, employment and mentoring opportunities, we can help young people gain skills, confidence and experience to succeed.

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Donations open 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1186782)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target




Championed by Monday Charitable Trust


  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)


United Kingdom


The UK is facing record levels of youth unemployment as a result of COVID-19. In fact, right now, 575,000 young people are currently unemployed. We need to act so we can provide young people with an opportunity to succeed as there is clear evidence that being unemployed when you’re young can have many negative, long-term consequences including: long-term damage to mental health, income and employment prospects.


To help tackle youth unemployment, reduce the risk of poverty and get more people physically active, Coach Core runs a 15-month sports apprenticeship programme. Through a combination of education, training, employment and mentoring, disadvantaged young people aged 16-24 gain: - Full-time employment and a wage - A Level 2 ‘Community Activator Coach’ qualification (equivalent to 5 GCSEs) - Functional Skills Qualifications (FSQs) in English and Maths - Increased confidence and leadership skills

  • "My apprenticeship with Coach Core helped me gain confidence, not only in myself, but in my future. It allowed me to gain traction in my life, and to push myself in many different areas. It provided me with the platform to set me up for a lifetime of career satisfaction and fulfilment."

    — Jordan, Coach Core apprentice

  • "I had to leave college early and struggled with my mental health, spending some time in hospital. Coach Core has given me hope for the future and something to look forward to. I finally feel like I’m on the right path to get to where I want to be".

    — Chloe, Coach Core apprentice

  • “Before my apprenticeship with Coach Core I had no idea what I wanted to do, but now I feel confident in most situations. It has really developed me as a person.”

    — Raheem, Coach Core apprentice.