The Prince and Princess of Wales visited the Copper Box Arena in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to take part in an event with Coach Core, which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year.
The Royal Foundation launched the Coach Core programme in 2012, in response to the London riots and to contribute to the legacy ideals of the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Since then, the now independent charity has supported over 750 disadvantaged young people onto community sports coaching apprenticeships, which will enable them to start meaningful careers, re-engage with education and increase activity levels in their local areas.
The charity is now looking ahead to the next 10 years, supported by its ambassadors including England Lioness and Manchester City captain Steph Houghton, 6-time Olympic medallist Max Whitlock, tennis legend Judy Murray and elite gymnastics coach Scott Hann. With a 5-year agreement in place with Sport England to become a systemic partner of change, the charity is embarking on an ambitious strategy to change more lives than ever before.
The day’s events saw Their Royal Highnesses meet with some of the young people Coach Core engage with and get a taster of the sports sessions on offer and how these can change young people’s lives.