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Here you can find the latest updates and announcements from the Premier Skills programme. Discover what’s happening in local communities, find out how your favourite Premier League clubs are involved, and stay up to date with the latest global Premier Skills stories.

06 August 2019

As Premier Skills 2016-19 draws to a close, let’s celebrate our Premier Skills coaches and referees’ achievements - empowering thousands of budding young footballers across the globe to take part in community initiatives and learn essential life skills.

21 July 2019

Before her involvement with Premier Skills, Ritah was lonely, shy and lacked self-confidence. Like many girls in Uganda, Ritah became a single mother at an early age and missed out on a full education.

21 July 2019

In South Africa, Premier Skills community coaches have reached an impressive 3,556 young people through community projects in two years, over half of whom were young women and girls.

21 July 2019

In Lagos, Nigeria, Premier Skills has formed a strong partnership with the Lagos State Football Association.

21 July 2019

In Indonesia, Premier Skills has partnered with the Ministry of Youth and Sports to run courses training community coaches, referees and young people since 2010.

21 July 2019

In Mumbai’s Muslim community, expectations of girls and young women often differ greatly to those of boys and young men.

21 July 2019

One of the biggest triumphs of Premier Skills in Egypt has been the progress made in challenging gender attitudes and cultural norms. 

21 July 2019

In Chinese society, academic achievement often takes a high priority and the importance of sport for health, fitness and teamwork has not always been recognised as a valid addition to the curriculum.