The British Council Graduation Ceremony Posted October 19, 2015 by admin


Footballers 4 Life attended the graduation ceremony of the Coach Educators and participants on the Premier Skills training programme on the 15 October 2015. Footballers 4 Life has been providing management, support and training to The Premier Skills Coach Educators in partnership with The British Council.

The project ran from 1 June – 31 September 2015.

Footballers 4 Life has been assisting with:

  • Oversight for all activities of the project
  • Training and mentoring of the Coach Educators
  • Providing logistical and technical support
  • Providing quality assurance checks
  • Providing monthly activity reports to The British Council

It has been an exciting and challenging few months for the Coach Educators. They have been working hard and it was evident from the positive physical assessments witnessed on the final day. Congratulations to each one of the Coach Educators on their achievements. We look forward to seeing you carry out the skills learnt within your communities. Thank you to the British Council for the opportunity to provide facilitation guidance and support and we look forward to working with you in the future.

Letter from the Coach Educators:

“On behalf of the coaches from the Soweto group, participating in the Premier Skills community coaching programme, we would like to express our sincerest gratitude for being part of this with us, and guiding us along the way. 

We’ve had quite a bit of challenges, frustrations and issues. Some of the coaches were faced with or exposed to new areas that we never dealt with or had to deal with before. We were taken out of our comfort zones. It was scary at times, and we wanted to throw in the towel. All of this has been a learning experience, and a good one too.

As we prepare to go into our final stage of this phase, the “big exam”, assessment & evaluation, it is now up to us to show what we’ve learnt over the past few months.  

Thank you for staying on this journey with us and making us better coaches.

Premier Skills Coach Educators”