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Coach Core launched by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry

By Pete Hayman    06 Aug 2012

Image: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – seen here at Wimbledon 2011 – have a keen interest in sport

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have helped launch a new coaching initiative created by their charitable foundation in partnership with Greenhouse.

Greenhouse, which benefited from the Royal couple's wedding fund, is to pilot Coach Core - funded by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess and Prince Harry.

Young people between 16- and 19-years-old will be trained to become qualified mentors and coaches, inspiring students and helping to establish a future for themselves in sport.

If the pilot proves successful, it is hoped the Coach Core scheme will be rolled out further to governing bodes including the Football Association and Rugby Football Union.

The Duke of Cambridge said: "For us to hold the Olympic and the Paralympic Games here in London is a great moment for our nation, which itself is steeped in sporting history.

"What all three of us have in common is that we love sport. And not just playing it, but for what it does for people young and old. It builds confidence, engenders mutual respect and responsibility, and teaches us about the value of team work."

Greenhouse chief executive Michael de Giorgio added: "Our hope is that in the long run this project will also contribute to a transformation in the way that young coaches are trained in the UK."

Click here for more information about the launch of Coach Core.

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