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  • Writer's pictureCoach Core

Why Coach Core?

If you don’t know who Coach Core are, we are a UK Charity and Sport England System Partner who uses the long-term power of sport and Apprenticeships to truly change the lives of young adults across the UK who traditionally may experience barriers, discrimination, and lack of opportunities.

We work with national and local employers across the UK to support them to create a powerful and measurable ripple effect of positive change in challenging communities, through high-quality sport and physical activity delivered/organised by relatable young role models.

We strongly believe that the majority of organisations will see significant benefits from bringing an apprentice into their workforce. Coach Core has worked with nearly 200 employers for 10 years now, helping them bring in apprentices, with hugely successful results. You can find more information on the benefits of hiring an apprentice here.

We have a diverse range of employers from across sports for development, sport & physical activity and arts & culture sectors including.

  • NGBs include England Boxing, British Cycling & Welsh Rugby Union.

  • National organisations such as The National Trust, Nuffield Health and GLL

  • Local organisations, as an example in the North East (Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and the Tees Valey)  we have worked with organisations including Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation, Newcastle United Foundation, Newcastle Falcons, Newcastle Eagles, Percy Park Rugby Club, Northumberland County Council, St Johns Primary School, Hat-trick, Projects 4 Change, Middlesbrough Public Health, Sunderland Community Action Group, Sporting Chance & Tees Active to name just a few.

See below for a couple of videos about what we do

Apprentice case study videos 

  • Ahsan's Story (Leeds) - While acknowledging that support is sometimes needed, Ahsan doesn’t let his physical or learning disabilities hold him back from achieving what he wants to,

  • Meet Ash, ATF Coach - YouTube (Essex) - Meet Ash, a previous Coach Core apprentice and now coach at Achievement Through Football Ash helps showcase the power of using sport to prevent youth crime and violence, and the impact physical activity has had on turning his life around.

  • Gabi, Coach Core apprentice at England Boxing (Bournemouth) - Gabrielle's journey serves as a powerful reminder that individuals with disabilities can excel in their chosen endeavours with the right mindset, support, and perseverance.

  • Lee | Building Foundations Awards 2022 - YouTube (Newcastle) - Lee’s turbulent childhood often left him without a safe space to call home. He saw the devasting effects of poor mental health on his family and used the wrong crowds for support.

Employer case studies/features

  • Apprentices Have Transformed our Organisation. Hear from some of the organisations we work with about the benefits of bringing on an apprentice as well as the funding and support Coach Core can provide.

  • LS-TEN (Education, Sport & Community) – LS-TEN is a local charity aiming to provide a safe, engaging and inclusive environment, reducing inequality and raising aspirations using sport & education.

If you have an enquiry, please contact us at


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