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A Royal Graduation for Notts County apprentices

Prince Harry recently visited Nottingham to attend 2017 Coach Core Graduation.

Football in the Community [FITC] had three Apprentice staff Graduate after working with their coaching and Leisure Centre team for a year whilst studying an NVQ at Level 2. We’d like to congratulate Macauley Mills, Perry Loscalzo and Cellan Brady for their achievement.

Out of 19 Coach Core graduates 18 have gone on to their further training or employment.

Coach Core is funded by The Royal Foundation set up by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

Macauley Mills
Perry Loscalzo
Cellan Brady

To be eligible to apply for a Coach Core Apprenticeship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be between 16 and 24 years of age
  • Be eligible to work in the UK
  • Agree to a Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly Criminal Record Check)
  • Not currently in employment, education or training


Coach Core Benefits

QUALIFICATIONS – Achieve qualifications and vocational training that matches the criteria required by employers within the sports industry.

OPPORTUNITY – You will be employed by an exciting and supportive employer but get to engage with other partners to gain different experiences and explore a range of opportunities.

SUPPORT – Mentoring and experience of working alongside professionals from the industry including Sports Development Officers, experienced sports coaches and personnel from National Governing Bodies.

GROW – Develop personal qualities such as leadership, confidence and responsibility alongside other young people who, like you, want to better themselves and their communities.

DEVELOP – Practical experience of working in the Industry at a sports event, in schools, in clubs and coaching within sports venues.

INSPIRED – The opportunity to attend exciting events and training throughout the apprenticeship.

FITC will soon be taking on further Coach Core Apprentices and although applications are now closed, if you meet the criteria and are interested in starting a Coach Core Apprenticeship you should email

To find out more about Coach Core please visit