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    Premier Skills at 10In Kolkata, India, Premier Skills works closely with some of the poorest communities to provide top-quality coaching to thousands of children
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    Premier Skills at 10Top coaches from Premier League clubs have travelled to India and trained locals to be football educators. In turn these educators spread the best coaching practices throughout their area.
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    Premier Skills at 10A pupil at the Orient Girls School in Kolkata in her classroom. The school offers free education to hundreds of girls who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford schooling
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    Premier Skills at 10In some parts of India it has been difficult for girls to get access to sport, but thanks to the influence of the British Council and the Premier League, community leaders have been persuaded to let the girls play, and enjoy, football through Premier Skills
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    Premier Skills at 10Working in partnership with the Kolkata police to provide a safe place to play football, Premier Skills has trained many policemen and women to become coaches
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    Premier Skills at 10In Kolkata, visually impaired girls are partnered with visually able friends to play football together. People with disabilities don’t often get a chance to be included in sporting activities. Premier Skills helps them to feel valued within the community
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    Premier Skills at 10This girl lost her mother a year ago. At 14, she has taken on all the responsibilities of her mother. Without the Premier Skills sessions, she would never have a chance to play, never have a chance to feel like a child
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    Premier Skills at 10A girl returns home from her Premier Skills training session in Kolkata
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    Premier Skills at 10Thanks to Premier Skills children like Juma can get the chance to go abroad and represent their country - as she did when she came to Europe to take part in the Premier League Truce Tournament. Her family are very proud what she has done through Premier Skills
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    Premier Skills at 10Kuntala is a coach. She says she is “married to football”. She used to play for India’s national team but now coaches children and trains other coaches in Kolkata. She is particularly passionate about getting more women and girls involved in football
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    Premier Skills at 10In Kolkata, visually impaired girls are partnered with visually able friends to play football together. People with disabilities don’t often get a chance to be included in sporting activities. Premier Skills helps them to feel valued within the community
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    Premier Skills at 10A passerby watches a Premier Skills coach training session in Pretoria, South Africa
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    Premier Skills at 10New coaches are not just taught ball skills, but also have classroom sessions to learn about sports science and using football to address social challenges, such as drug abuse and HIV
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    Premier Skills at 10Many of the trainee coaches are also young mothers. Julius has partnered with a local nursery to provide childcare while they train
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    Premier Skills at 10Liezl is a coach educator in Johannesburg, South Africa. She says that she used to be shy, but after training with top Premier League coaches she gained confidence and knowledge
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    Premier Skills at 10Liezl now works closely with communities in Soweto and beyond. She has introduced young people to football and trained up many community coaches
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    Premier Skills at 10Thanks to her new confidence, Liezl decided to start a business freelancing as a personal trainer all over Johannesburg. She conducts this work alongside her Premier Skills coaching
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    Premier Skills at 10After a long training session, Nomonde will walk all over town safely returning children to their families. She and Liezl are two of 7,600 coaches who have been trained by Premier Skills, a number rising all the time
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    Premier Skills at 10Everywhere you go in Soweto, you see kids playing football. Premier Skills uses this passion for the sport to help drive social change
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    Premier Skills at 10Premier Skills has been active in many Asian countries. Here a boy heads the ball during a Premier Skills training session in Burma (photo: Boothee Thaik Htun)
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    Premier Skills at 10A Premier Skills coach demonstrates to Burmese children a dribbling drill (photo: Boothee Thaik Htun)
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    Premier Skills at 10It is Chelsea v Arsenal in this Premier Skills session in Burma (photo: Boothee Thaik Htun)
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    Premier Skills at 10The passion to play the game, wherever the setting, is what drives the success of Premier Skills in Burma and in any nation (photo: Boothee Thaik Htun)