Through our international sport partnerships, our impact in sport ranges from direct engagement with young people and practitioners, all the way up to engaging policy–makers. 

Creating international partnerships

We build sport partnerships with education and community networks around the world, working with governments and the commercial sector to build skills and create opportunities, particularly for young people.

We have joined with the Premier League and a range of local country partners on Premier Skills. This combines our reach, the global appeal and coaching expertise of the Premier League and local partners knowledge and networks. Through this partnership we are using football to develop a brighter future for thousands of young people in 25 countries.    

Policy development

Working with partners such as the Youth Sport Trust, we engage with governments and legislative bodies, supporting the development of national policies and initiatives that improve the delivery of physical education and school sport.

Through International Inspiration, our London 2012 Olympic legacy partnership programme with UK Sport, UNICEF and Youth Sport Trust, we have influenced or supported 55 national policies, strategies and legislative changes.   

Engaging young people

We use the inspirational power and global appeal of sport to bring young people together, help build their skills and confidence, and enable them to meet and engage with peers in their school, community and the wider world.  

Under International Inspiration, we have helped to enrich the lives of over 25 million children and young people through sport. 

Enabling teachers and coaches

We provide training opportunities for coaches, teachers and youth leaders, and support the development of community and education networks worldwide. 

Under Premier Skills, we have created training opportunities benefitting 7,600 grassroots coaches and referees who in turn have reached more than 1.2 million young people in 29 countries. 6,000 teachers have received face-to-face training in the use of English materials developed through the programme.

Independent evaluation

Independent evaluation of our programmes is very important to us. Find out more about the external evaluation we have commissioned for our Premier Skills and International Inspiration programmes.

Global programmes - individual impact 

See what some of the young people say about being involved in our programmes in the section below.

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