Trust’s new partnership with Swansea University

1st November 2018
Foundation

Swans Community Trust is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership between its Premier League Enterprise Challenge (PLEC) and Swansea University’s School of Management.

As Swansea City’s registered charity, the Community Trust is at the heart of the club and at the heart of our local communities, having successfully developed a range of youth engagement, education and employability projects since its inception in 2008.

The Community Trust, which is about to celebrate 10 years of existence, has linked up with Swansea University’s School of Management, who have agreed to support the Trust’s PLEC. The PLEC has been running since 2009 and has engaged with 11,000 young people to date.

The Enterprise Challenge sees Year 9 and 10 students take on a football business-related task set by Premier League executive chairman Richard Scudamore.

This season, groups are tasked to develop a business plan and promotional campaign to increase the number of 18 to 23-year-olds following the club and attending matches.

The challenge gives pupils the opportunity to work alongside clubs and their community arms to learn about the business of football, whilst using the power of the club badge to encourage participation, learning and development.

Charlie Cocks, recruitment officer at Swansea University’s School of Management, said: “The School of Management are really excited to be working with Swansea City Community Trust again.

“The work the trust does is essential in encouraging young people to start developing their business skills and preparing them for their journey after leaving school.

“We are always happy to promote opportunities such as the PLEC, where students can develop practical skills that are essential for the workplace.”

Stephen Greene, PL Enterprise co-ordinator for the trust, added: “We are delighted to be running the PLEC in partnership with Swansea University’s School of Management.

“The challenge launch was a success and it was great to have the schools share their initial ideas with the University.

“Moving forward the university will be providing mentors to support the schools, which will be very beneficial for their students as well as the pupils competing.

“We are also looking forward to supporting them with their Business on the Bay competition later in the year.”

To find out more about the Premier League Enterprise Project, email stephen@scfccommunitytrust.co.uk