Prince Harry Visits 20 Apprentices in Nottingham
Prince Harry visited 20 Coach Core Apprentices yesterday in Nottingham. The apprentices were lucky enough to hear the Prince give an inspirational talk.
Twenty young apprentices from Nottingham who recently started a new sports apprenticeship scheme were shocked to find themselves in the company of royalty yesterday as they were treated to a surprise visit by Prince Harry at Trent Bridge.
The apprentices are part of Team Nottingham, a joint initiative between The City of Football, Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, Nottingham Rugby, the National Ice Centre, Notts County in the Community, Nottingham Forest in the Community and sports charity Epic Partners. Lifetime Training will be providing educational support and training for the Royal Foundation, the charity of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.
The unique partnership gives young people aged between 16 and 24 the opportunity to become the next generation of inspirational coaches and gain an NVQ 2 qualification in sports coaching, working in a professional sporting environment.
Laura Lowe is an 18 year-old apprentice with Nottingham Forest in the Community. “The chance to work with a club like Nottingham Forest and to develop skills in sports coaching is something that I’ve always wanted to do. It’s fantastic that I’ve finally been given the chance to prove myself.
“Along the way we are even getting involved in big matches and local sporting events as well as earning an NVQ. I think the whole experience will be amazing for everyone involved.”
As well as meeting Prince Harry, the 20 apprentices also met Olympian and British short track speed skater, Jonathan Eley at the National Ice Centre in Nottingham for a photo-call and motivational presentation.