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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 March 2020

For the next three years, the Premier Skills team in Egypt will be working to expand the programme’s reach geographically.

18 February 2020

In 2007, the British Council and the Premier League joined forces to use the global power and appeal of football to enrich the lives of young people around the world. Premier Skills was the result.

18 February 2020

Sharmistha, 14, lives in one of the most socially deprived areas of Kolkata, India. With limited educational and career opportunities, and the ever-present proximity to crime, her life had assumed a set pattern where the limits of her aspirations were marriage and the raising of a family.

02 December 2019

Ayub Isiko was just two years into a successful professional football career, when a car accident in Iganga, Eastern Uganda, resulted in the amputation of his right arm.

07 November 2019

The British High Commission in Lagos hosted a delegation from Manchester City Football Club, including former player and football legend turned Manchester City ambassador Micah Richards.

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.