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PL Enterprise kicks off for another season

The Community Trust’s Premier League Enterprise project is back for another season with young Swans striker Alex Samuel helping to kick things off at the Liberty Stadium.

Fresh from netting the Swans’ winner against Newport County in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday, Samuel accompanied Year 7 pupils from Ysgol Maesteg School for a Q&A session in SA1.

“It was great and I love doing it because I know how it is to have a player come in and have a chat,” said the Neath-born striker. “For me it’s a privilege and to give back to the community is great.”

Now in its third season, the Premier League Enterprise project aims to improve students’ business, literacy and numeracy skills, as well as helping to develop abilities such as team work, public speaking and negotiation and has proved a hit with students and teachers alike.

“It was amazing to see the changing rooms and get to sit in the manager’s seat,” said 11-year-old Kai after the groups’ stadium tour. “Meeting Alex was cool as well. I never thought I’d get to meet a footballer!”

Miss Hopkins, their teacher, added; “Premier League Enterprise provides a great opportunity for our pupils to learn in a unique and exciting environment. Basing the activities around the life of a football club makes them engaging and interesting for pupils who might otherwise struggle. It helps develop their enthusiasm for learning.”

In addition to Ysgol Maesteg School, PL Enterprise will be running sessions that aim to develop youngsters’ business skills with Pentrehafod School, Llangatwg Community School, Cefn Hengoed School, as well as eight more schools after Christmas.

For more information on the project, please contact Graham Smith on 07469 158112 or email him at

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