Young Brazilians practising rugby on a study visit to the UK (Image credit: Frank Noon)
Premiership Rugby and the British Council have teamed up with Brazil's Social Service for Industry (SESI) on Try Rugby SP, a community rugby programme in Sao Paulo. The programme coaches disadvantaged young people in rugby to improve social inclusion, teach English, and boost interest in the sport in the lead-up to the Rio Olympics
Ray Olivier coaching a new referee in Malaysia (image credit: Glenn Guan)
Ray Olivier, a former professional referee who worked in the English Football League and the Premier League, now works for Professional Game Match Officials. He describes training new referees in Malaysia as part of the British Council and the Premier League's Premier Skills.
Children taking part in Premier Skills in Sudan (image credit: Mohamed Noor)
Tilal Salih, who works at the British Council Sudan in Khartoum, writes about the final match in the Premier Skills football league in Sudan, which took place on 6 March 2013 and was organised by the British Council and sponsored by USAID. Premier Skills is a partnership between the Continue reading
John Worne (back row, fifth from the left) and young people taking part in community rugby with Harlequins Premiership rugby players.
John Worne, the British Council's Director of Strategy, blogs about how a new British Council sports partnership with Premier Rugby called 'Try Rugby SP' is using rugby to engage with children and young people in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, to deliver health, education and social outcomes.
Premier Skills participants on the pitch in Al Warak.
Shaimaa Al-Banna, project manager in our Cairo office, heads to the football pitch to meet the children in our Premier Skills programme who are building stronger communities and brighter futures for themselves through sport.