Premier Skills : Premier Skills is a collaborative project between the Premier League in the UK and the British Council, which uses football as a tool to help develop both community coaching and English language skills. The programme trains aspiring sports coaches and youth leaders to return to their own communities and enhance their existing football sessions, whilst also developing their leadership skills and a greater understanding of the role football can play in tackling other social issues.
Kolkata Goalz is a Premier Skills project inspired by a partnership initiative of the Premier League and the Metropolitan Police London. Kolkata Goalz is an initiative of Kolkata Police, British Council and other partners.
Premier League trainers Rubel Ahmed (from Active Communities Network) and Craig Bell (from Manchester City FC) were in Kolkata from 20-25 April to deliver two training programmes - Train the Trainers from 20 to 22 April for the club coaches and co-ordinators and Young Leaders training from 23 to 25 April for some of the senior young participants from the Goalz venues. This training was held at the Kolkata Police Alipore Bodyguard Lines, 7 D H Road, Kolkata 700027.
Kolkata Goalz: Vision :: To create safer, stronger and more respectful communities through the development of young people's potential.
To engage young people aged 12-18 years in a range of constructive activities.
To break down barriers between the police and young people.
To reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in targeted neighbourhoods.
To increase the playing, coaching and officiating opportunities for participants
To create routes into education, training and youth development
To encourage volunteering within projects and throughout the target neighbourhoods
To increase young people's interest in and connections with the professional game