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Barclays Premier League Works

Funded by Barclays Premier League, Newcastle United Foundation is running a new and exciting employability course.

If you are between the ages of 16-21 and not currently in work, education or training then this course could be for you.

The course is held at St. James’ Park over 15 weeks where participants will take part in activities such as CV building, Mock Interviews, Health & Nutrition along with Job Searches, Barclays Life Skills, Work Placements and a residential. Each participant will also receive a minimum of two qualifications in either First Aid, Food Hygiene, Health & Safety at Work or Sports Leadership Level 1.

The course is designed to be participant lead which means each learner will help shape the way the course is run. 

Contact: Alasdair Hill:

Football for All

Football for All makes football accessible to disabled people of all ages. The programme features in-school coaching, out of school coaching centres and an adult programme. Centres include wheelchair football, visually impaired football and cerebral palsy football.

Football for All is funded by BBC Children in Need, Kids 1st Nurseries, Northumbria Police Charities Fund, the People’s Postcode Trust and The FA.

Contact: Reggie Dornan


Kicks helps young people achieve their goals through football. The aim is to engage young people in constructive activities, increase playing and coaching opportunities, break down barriers between the police and young people and reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in the target area. Football coaching sessions and educational workshops take place twice a week, 48 weeks of the year. Over 600 young people take part in Kicks each year. 

Kicks is funded by the Premier League via Sport England, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Newcastle City Council, Gateshead Council and North Tyneside Council

Contact: Steve Mack

National Citizen Service

NCS is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for 16 and 17 year-olds to build skills for work and life, while meeting new friends and taking on new challenges in the local community. The Foundation delivers NCS is part of the NCS Network.

Contact: Steve Mack

Premier League 4 Sport

Newcastle United Foundation runs 32 satellite coaching centres in Judo, table tennis, volleyball, basketball, badminton, hockey and tennis as part of Premier League 4 Sport (PL4S). Children can attend their local satellite club to try out one or more of the sports, benefiting from expert coaching in their chosen sport. The aim is to encourage young people aged 11 and 16 to play sport more often and to join their local sports clubs.

PL4S is funded by Sport England via the Premier League.

Contact: Lisa Bell

Prince’s Trust Get Into and Get Started

Short courses for unemployed young people who are interested in a career in sports coaching.

Contact: Steve Mack

Talent Match

Talent Match is a free course for young men aged 18 to 24 who have been out of work for 12 months or more. 

During the 15 week course participants will take part in a series of workshops designed to boost skills for work, increase self-esteem and improve physical and mental health.

Each course will include CV and job search skills, physical and mental health sessions, health and nutrition advice, football coaching and fixtures, three qualifications, two work placements and ICT, literacy and numeracy support where needed.

Courses take place on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Each day will start at 10am at St James’ Park and finishes at 3pm. Taking part in the course will not affect benefit entitlements. Sporting sessions will be delivered at Walker Activity Dome and transport is provided.

Talent Match is a Big Lottery funded scheme to tackle youth unemployment in the North East. The Wise Group, the portfolio holder for Talent Match North East, has signed up the Foundation to join a consortia of organisations tackling growing levels of youth unemployment in the region with £8.7m of Lottery funding. 

Contact: Steve Mack

United 4 Employment

Longer courses to help young people and adults gain employability skills and encourage those on out of work benefits to move back into employment, training or education.

United 4 Employment is funded by Your Homes Newcastle, Isos Housing and the Newcastle Fund.

Contact: Steve Mack

Women and Girls Football

For girls aged 14+ who do not already play for a club, with the intention of signposting them to local community clubs.

The programme is funded by The FA, Premier League and Northumberland FA.

Contact: Lisa Bell