Good Sports: Harry and William

Prince Harry was joined by his best man and brother Prince William today to officially open the Greenhouse Centre. William was not originally scheduled to join Harry at Thursday’s event.

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It was announced early today that the new father of three, The Duke of Cambridge would be his brother’s best man next month at the Royal Wedding.

When asked about today’s announcement William replied: “It feels great, feels great,” adding he was “really delighted.”

The centre provides sport, coaching and social facilities for young people in the surrounding community.

The centre, run by Greenhouse Sports, gives young people a safe place where they can train to become coaches which in turn will provide them with the skills to prepare them for the future and support their ambitions.

During the opening, Harry and William received a tour of the facilities and met some of the young people taking part.

The Centre, housed in a Grade II* listed converted church in Marylebone, will be accessible to local schools and community members of all ages providing opportunities to work with high-quality coaches and to become active.

The Greenhouse Centre will also be the home for a national table tennis performance club in partnership with Table Tennis England.

Greenhouse Sports was the first delivery partner in London for Coach Core, the national coaching apprenticeship scheme run by the Royal Foundation.

Prince Harry:

“Coach Core offers a real chance for young people to move into employment or training and in turn, will inspire thousands of others to take part in sport – extending the positive reach of the programme.”

During his visit, Harry and William had the opportunity to meet with Coach Core apprentices who have been supported by Greenhouse Sports.

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Since 2002, Greenhouse Sports has a thriving history in producing meaningful sports programmes for young people who are disengaged, vulnerable or growing up in disadvantaged communities.

Of course, the big question of the day was what the new addition to the Cambridge clans name was. For that, William replied: “I’m working on it.”

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