The Duke of Cambridge will today visit disadvantaged young adults he helped put on the path to becoming qualified sport coaches.
William, as patron of The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, will today visit a Coach Core apprentice training session at Westway Sports Centre in west London.
The royal trio launched the programme in July last year - a day before the London Olympics. It provides an intense training programme for 16 to 24-year-olds, many from disadvantaged social backgrounds, to become qualified sports coaches and inspire their peers.
A Kensington Palace spokesman said the project helped the apprentices move into meaningful employment and commit to prolonged support of their communities.
William will meet Coach Core's advisory board and young apprentices from pilot programmes in London and Glasgow.
He will also meet apprentices from partner project RBI Harlem, which is supported by The American Friends of The Royal Foundation.
William will then watch the apprentices running basketball and volleyball coaching sessions.
"The programme works to improve their engagement with their education and can significantly impact their attainment, attendance and behaviour," the palace spokesman said.
"The young people also become fitter, more self-confident and make more friends in their communities. The risk of being affected by negative influences is greatly reduced."