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Primary School Skills proves big success

The Community Trust’s Premier League Primary Stars project has successfully completed another year of its Primary School Skills initiative.

Conducting weekly sessions to over 100 primary school children at Llandarcy Academy of Sport, the scheme focuses on teaching the young pupils a different football skill each week, such as passing, shooting and dribbling.

Despite the name however, it isn’t solely primary pupils that benefit from Primary School Skills. After building an excellent partnership with Neath Port Talbot College, it utilises the pool of students who want to gain experience in coaching.

“Our Primary Skills programme has multiple benefits for everyone involved,” said Curtis Grant from our PL Primary Stars project. “The primary school children participating get additional high quality PE sessions with a different focus each week, with an opportunity to socialise and meet other children.

“The college students have the opportunity to gain real life coaching experience within the programme. Stand out students then have the chance to progress into casual work with the Community Trust on our Premier League Primary Stars programme. Several of last year’s students are excelling in their coaching development since their involvement,” he continued.

With the final session held last week with a football festival, Lee Trundle was on hand once again to congratulate the successful college and primary school students.

For more information about the project, or to get involved, please email

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