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.
This powerful 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.
Football legends Robbie Fowler, Peter Schmeichel and Lucas Radebe will join NGO experts, leading corporate organisations and high-level executives including the Premier League’s Executive Chairman Richard Scudamore, for an interactive day built around cutting-edge ways that sport is being used to inspire progress in four key areas:
Social enterprise and impact investment sessions will see senior leaders from organisations in Africa that have shifted to a self-sustainable model sharing their challenges and successes, and advising on how sport can take on this new approach.
Inclusive coaching sessions will showcase how Premier Skills, the Premier League’s lead international community programme in collaboration with the British Council, 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 sessions 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 sessions 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.
In order to register your interest in this event, please contact [email protected]
A comprehensive programme will follow shortly.