Clive joins sports minister at Charlton Athletic

Clive and government minister Andy Burnham swapped the parliamentary football team for a kick around with Prince’s Trust teenagers at Charlton Football Club today.

The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport visited the group mid-way through a Prince’s Trust course to help them get a job in the sports industry.

Clive and Andy, who are both members of the Parliamentary football team, took on the youngsters in a warm-up before fielding questions in a Q & A session about for example women’s football and the amount of sports taught in schools.

He said: “It’s great to be here in an Olympic borough and see so many young people who are passionate about sport, it is people like them that will be the real legacy of the Olympics and the future of sport in the UK.

I have always been a believer that sports is a great way to motivate and inspire young people. For over a decade The Prince’s Trust has demonstrated how working in partnership with major sporting organisations can change young lives.”

On Get Started with Football unemployed youngsters work towards a FA level one coaching badge whilst learning essential work place skills like problem-solving, team-work and leadership during the 5-day course.

The Prince’s Trust provides support after the programme to help the young people into employment, education, volunteering or training

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