Countries

Countries

Read about the sustainable impact Premier Skills has had in countries around the world. 

Premier Skills is supporting some of the most underprivileged communities in Uganda’s Capital City, Kampala. 

In South Africa, Premier Skills has helped to address the country’s lack of qualified grassroots football coaches and referees, whilst tackling key social issues and supporting thousands of disadvantaged young people.

In Nigeria, Premier Skills has built a strong partnership with the Lagos and Kano State Football Association to empower grassroots coaches to address the needs of their local communities and tackle social issues such as violence against women and girls, a lack of female participation in sport, and poor school attendance rates.

In Indonesia, Premier Skills has built a strong partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the PSSI (national football association) to tackle some of the country’s most pressing social issues through football, across gender, disability, inclusion, education and health.

In India, Premier Skills works with key national partners such as the Indian Super League, the Sports Authority of India, the All India Football Federation and the Indian Super League (ISL) to inspire and support marginalised young people, especially girls and young people through community projects and football training programmes in urban and rural regions across the north, south, east and west of the country.

In Egypt, Premier Skills has a particular focus on empowering women and girls through football, to provide them with the leadership and communication skills to thrive in society and address the challenges they face in daily life.

Across 25 cities in China, Premier Skills has trained thousands of grassroots coaches and referees who have gone on to benefit the lives of more than one million young people. 

Football is one of the most popular sports in Afghanistan and there is a growing need for trained and licensed coaches to meet the demand of tens of thousands of young football players.

In 2019, the British Council and the Premier League launched the Premier League Primary Stars pilot programme in India, inspiring children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.