Over 75 young footballers from the League attended the first “Aim Higher!” Conference. Aim Higher is the personal, social and education section of the innovative London Youth Premier League. The League is fast becoming the most exciting new development in youth football in London. The league aim to bridge the gap between grassroots football and professional academy football to create a holistic approach to youth and player development.
“Education is at the forefront of everything within the league”, Eugene Dwaah co-founder and CEO at Soccerlution Group.
Young people are at the forefront of the development and management of the league. As part of the training and mentoring provision on offer to all young participates, each team Captain has been invited to join the league management committee to help evaluate and shape the future direction of the league.
The London Youth Premier League is an innovative project with young people at the heart of it’s development. The league aims to develop life skills through competitive sport.
The league will provide young people with opportunities to participate, learning, mentor, qualifications and employment.
The following roles will be available to young people:
- Team players
- Assistant Managers and Coaches
- Media – commentary, sports journalism
- Young people will have opportunities to participate in competitive football matches
- Young people will be offered opportunities to attend level 1 & 2 coaching qualifications, following successful completion of the coaching course; they will have an opportunity to work with one of the qualified and experienced team managers
- Young people will be offered opportunities to attend referees courses and gain qualifications. The league will offer them paid work to officiate weekly league games.
- The league will use new modern media to engage and communicate with participates and supports. Social Media reports will be managed by young people. Workshops around sports journalism will be on offer with direct mentoring experience from experienced and famous sports media personalities