Paul Canoville Foundation

Building positive futures

Skills for life

Our Skills for Life workshops focus on personal responsibility, planning ahead, self-discipline, understanding self, using your head, making positive connections and managing anger.

So far workshops have taken place in many countries, including Germany, Switzerland, Australia, United States of America and India which has helped Paul Canoville to spread his knowledge to youths abroad as well as here in the UK.

Recognisable to many following his achievement as the first black professional footballer for Chelsea Football Club, Paul Canoville uses his background and own life experiences to engage positively with young people.

He speaks of the challenges he faced as a youth, and explains that despite his achievements as a professional footballer he wishes he had prioritised and realised the value of his education.

They say there is no substitute for experience. But that experience is only worthwhile if it is put to good use. This has fueled Paul’s eagerness to pass on the lessons learned from his troubled life to others. Paul openly shares tales of both the good and the bad times to others to help others forge a better future for themselves. Through the work of the foundation, Paul Canoville hopes to continue to encourage disadvantaged young people to realise their potential.

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