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Barclays Premier League Live Community Day, in partnership with Beyond Sport

09.00am: Coaches depart from Cape Town

09.45am: Registration & Networking

10.15am: Welcome Keynote & Q&A

  • Nick Keller - Founder & CEO, Beyond Sport
  • Lucas Radebe - Barclays Premier League Ambassador
  • Peter Schmeichel - Barclays Premier League Ambassador

10.45am: Opening Panel: Why we’re here

How sport can provide a mechanism for young people to attain valuable skills, and why this is an important issue in Africa.

  • Doug Walker - Managing Executive Western Cape, Absa
  • Colm McGivern - South Africa Country Director, British Council
  • Cindy Ross - Board Member, Diepsloot Mountain Bike Academy
  • Graham Robinson - Premier Skills Head Coach and Head of International Development Sunderland AFC

11.15am: Break

11.30am: Community Showcase: AMANDLA Safe-Hub

How the Community Day Host Partner has developed sustainable and safe spaces for young people and its aspirations for the future of South Africa.

Noon: Lunch

12.45pm: Lunchtime Keynote

How football is being used as a tool for change in the BPL Live host city.

  • Adv Norman Arendse - President, SAFA Cape Town

12.55pm: Social Enterprise Panel: Creating a self-sustaining programme

How innovation and enterprise is enabling sport to create long-term change.

  • Deepak Patel - Principal Clinical Specialist, Discovery Vitality
  • Dr Robin Petersen - CEO, SAFA Development Agency
  • Richard Scudamore - Executive Chairman, Premier League
  • Leán Terblanche - Director, Football Foundation South Africa - Gansbaai
  • Florian Zech - Joint-Managing Director AMANDLA EduFootball e.V.

1.45pm - 4.25pm: Practical sessions

Interactive workshops where delegates will get an on-pitch perspective of the three or four key ingredients that can lead to successful social change impact through sport: inclusive coaching models; programmes that link sport to social issues; and approaches that provide tangible opportunities and pathways to work.


1.45pm: Round 1 - ‘Inclusive Coaching’

Delegates choose one of four sessions based on Premier League’s Premier Skills curriculum which teach participants key skills of community coaching. 

  • How to run inclusive based community coaching sessions (SMILES)
  • How to make a community coaching session progressive (STEPS)
  • Ways to increase female participation in football
  • Understanding different coaching styles

2.45pm: Break and change

2.55pm: Practical sessions round 2 - ‘Pathways to Work’

Delegates choose one of three sessions that will showcase and share proven-approaches where sport can be used to get young people into work or training.

  • Showcasing the Ready2Work programme  - Led by Absa - Pavilion
  • How to use social enterprise to empower your participants - Led by Kick4Life
  • How to provide tangible skills for work - Led by training4changeS

3.35pm: Break and change

3.45pm: Practical session round 3 - ‘Social Action Initiatives’

Delegates choose one of three sessions that will teach ways to integrate lessons that address social issues into sport programming in communities.

  • How to use football skills to empower and educate - Led by Coaching for Hope
  • Led by Crystal Palace FC Foundation
  • How to use the power of boxing to teach life skills - Led by Cape Flats YMCA & Nika Kumalo Boxing Academy

4.25pm: Closing Remarks

5pm: Buses depart for Cape Town

6pm: Drinks Reception

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