A speech by Prince Harry at a dinner for The American Friends of The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, New York
You are such an important part of our Foundation family.
Ladies and Gentlemen, good evening.
I would like to pay tribute to John Studzinski, our President, and his fellow American Friends Directors, and the Benefit Committee for all they do to support”¬”ª The Royal Foundation and its philanthropy.
Thank you, from William, Catherine and me. You are such an important part of our Foundation family. Almost a year ago on the day before the London Olympics The Royal Foundation launched Coach Core. This flagship initiative seeks to mentor and train our next generation of truly inspirational young sports coaches.
The aim is that they, themselves, will then become mentors and role models to their peers and further generations over the years ahead.
We now have pilot schemes running in London and Glasgow in Scotland and I am delighted to announce that funds raised this evening will support a similar programme to be run in partnership with Harlem RBI here in New York, and potentially others like it.
It is exciting that Harlem RBI’s Project Coach and our Coach Core will be linked in this way, sharing experience and lessons learned to provide opportunity and inspiration to disadvantaged young people here and back home in Britain.
I visited the project in Harlem this afternoon, and met many of these young people whose lives are being changed through the power of sport. As they learn and grow under the careful guidance of Harlem RBI, they represent living proof of what can be achieved. It was truly uplifting.
So, sport and coaching really does change lives. Who better to tell you this than the young coaches themselves? I am privileged to welcome to the stage Terell Jordan, one of our Foundation’s first Coach Core’s apprentice coaches from the UK, and Robert Saltares, who is already making a real difference to young people’s lives in Harlem.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex launch Shout
A speech by The Duke of Sussex at The Endeavour Fund Awards
You do not have to be defined by your injury or disability. It does not have to hold you back.
A speech by The Duke of Sussex at Circus Zambia, The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust Event, Lusaka
We established The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust to be your platform. The place where your voices can be heard, where your work is seen and taken seriously.
The Duke of Sussex to attend International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam
A speech by Prince Harry at The Royal Foundation Forum
So far today you’ve heard William explain The Royal Foundation model of working together. And Catherine has shared with you, our belief in the value of focusing on the long...
Prince Harry gives a speech at the WellChild Awards
This is my tenth year as WellChild's patron and of course I'm honoured to be here at another awards ceremony celebrating the powerful work of this organisation.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry celebrate World Mental Health Day09 October 2017
Prince Harry delivers a message from The Queen at RAF Honnington
The presentation of Colours is an opportunity to recognise historic achievements and to look forward to the future with confidence; a confidence built upon the dedication of...
Prince Harry gives a speech at The Queen's Young Leaders Awards
We are here today to recognise our Queen's Young Leaders for 2017. The Queen's Young Leaders Programme was launched in 2014 in honour of Her Majesty The Queen's 60 years of...
Prince Harry launches the 2018 Invictus Games
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A speech by Prince Harry at the Heads Together training day in Newcastle
If we are all willing to have these conversations, we will end the stigma around mental health once and for all
A speech by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry at the Heads Together event, London 2017
It is no exaggeration to say that conversations – simple conversations – can be life-changing: in a workplace, in your kitchen at home, with a friend, family member or...
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry attend charity Christmas party19 December 2016
Prince Harry visits MapAction volunteers in Norway
A speech by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry for Heads Together on World Mental Health Day
To us, mental health first aid means getting in there early to support people, before what they're going through becomes more serious or even clinical.
A speech by Prince Harry as the Coach Core apprenticeship scheme celebrates its nationwide expansion
We have a big vision for Coach Core and want to make it possible for young people all over the country to take part in this programme.
A speech by Prince Harry at the Wellchild Awards, 2016
I would like to congratulate all of tonight’s winners again, well done and thank you for inspiring all of us with your strength, positivity and selflessness.
Prince Harry hosts Heads Together BBQ with sports stars and those who have supported them through tough times
A speech by Prince Harry at the International AIDS Conference in Durban
We cannot lose a sense of urgency, because despite all the progress we have made, HIV remains among the most pressing and urgent of global challenges