I strongly recommend PG10 to any organisation school or individual who is looking to improve and develop new skills, Peter Griffiths and PG10 Coaching are the right people to help the development of children football skills, and develop children's life skills and opportunities.
Gus Poyet Former Chelsea FC Tottenham FC Legend and Uruguay International and Brighton AFC manager
" PG10 Coaching is a great way to get involved in football and to get fit and active. I encourage children and young people to get involved in the positive activities and events Peter Griffiths and PG10 coaching provide so all children of all abilities learn new skills and techniques"
John Hartson Former Wales international and Arsenal FC, Celtic FC, West Ham FC, West Brom FC Coventry FC Wimbeldon FC star said
"I was on the bench for the champions league final for Liverpool in 2007. I didn't get to appear. I was disappointed not to appear. I was at my wit's end. I had a mate working in Sierra Leone. and he said why don't you come out and see me. I fell in love with the place. It really scared me but I felt I had to do something. If I didn't I'd regret it for the rest of my life.”
"To play in the league they must go to school, it's not about football it's about education.. it's been a massive success, truancy rates have gone down, UNICEF say it's one of the best things that has happened to Sierra Leone"
"Everyone here has a story about the war, with a war that's only 10 years old you are bound to have people who are affected by it. . But what I love about the people of Sierra Leone is that they see a future for themselves l fully support projects in Sierra Leone and wish Peter his colleagues and the young people from Cardiff every success with their project in which l'm sure will make a huge difference to children in the country”
Crag Bellamy of Wales and Liverpool FC said of the football project in Sierra Leone during December 2011
I fully support sport events such as Cardiff Street Soccer which have a huge impact on young peoples lives. I am from a tough background where life on the streets is hard and I appreciate what an impact sport can have on young peoples lives. It is nice to support a great event and give something back to young people and local communities.
WBO Light Heavyweight Champion of the World Nathan Cleverly who recently attended a unique Street Soccer event in Cardiff under PG10 Coaching
PG10 Coaching is a great way to develop new skills and techniques, PG10 not only develop children's football ability but also provide children with important life skills. I can recomment PG10 to any school parent or group and encourage children to take up opportunities under Peter Griffiths and PG10 Coaching.
Former Cardiff FC Bristol City FC Swindon striker professional footballer Chrsitain Roberts
PG10 Coaching is a great way to get involved in sport and develop your childs skills and football ability. I can recommend PG10 to any school or child and support the fun opportunities PG10 provide. I can encourage both boys and girls to get involved and get active and healthy.
Wales Women Professional Golfer Rhian Wyn Thomas
Speaking from first-hand experience, having coached with PG10 and seeing my son involved as a player too, I have witnessed the benefits schemes such as this bring. From my son Harri’s perspective, I have seen him grow in confidence both on and off the pitch and the immense enjoyment he derives from playing and being successful at football. This has led him to be involved with several professional clubs. Personally, I have thoroughly enjoyed working with kids from my local area and being able to help them grow as players and most importantly people. Sport is a wonderful way for children to learn many of life’s lessons whilst having a great time in the process!
Frank Rowe Sports Director at Aberystwyth University and parent
I fully support and recommend PG10 coaching to any children and young people. 3 years ago my boy was given the opportunity to join the PG10 development centre in Aberystwyth,and the experiences he gained will always stand him in good stead for the future. First and foremost the coaching was outstanding and the social skills that he acquired were first class. Through PG10 he attended further coaching sessions at both Liverpool and Cardiff FC and he had regular games against professional clubs like Wolverhampton, West Bromwich, Aston Villa, Liverpool, Shrewsbury, Cardiff and Swansea and also against Welsh Premier League academies like TNS and Llanelli. When he started he was avery shy reserved boy from an extremely rural community but he is now a confident social 10year old - thanks to the opportunities that PG10 offered. My son was fortunate in that I was able to support him with travel etc but there were several children who had the same opportunity from a far more deprived background. Indeed I transported many in my car. These children who love football and idolise their heroes would never have had this chance had it not been for Peter Griffiths. One example I can give is the day I took them to Liverpool FC to play on their academy facilities. To see these boys wide eyed and open mouthed when they arrived was brilliant as they walked through the corridors and saw photos of legends of the game on the walls. On that day they were Premier League players as they lived their dream for a few hours. Peter Griffiths who has moved to Cardiff is a huge loss to Aberystwyth but is certainly someone's else's gain, but my son will always be indebted to the opportunities and the experiences he received through this scheme. Whatever level of football he will play as an adult his full potential will be always be down to the coaching and opportunities he received through PG10 and I fully recommend this scheme to anyone.
John Jones Headmaster of Bont Primary School in Ceredigion and a parent
Having had the pleasure of working with many top coaches in a number of countries around the world, I am confident in saying “Peter Griffiths” is up there with the best I have had the pleasure of working with. Not only is Peter a first class coach but also a highly distinguished individual whom deserves the accolades he enjoys from the many students and organisations he works so closely with in striving for excellence
Terry O Neil Team Tours Direct Managing Director
I would like to thank you for organising the 2 day Soccer Camp. my son Morgan had a fantastic time especially the day at liverpool FC. It has boosted his confidence and he was still smiling when he woke up this morning. All your hard work to arrange these days are appreciated
Parent Gill Southwood
I CAN ONLY PRAISE THE EXPERIENCE MY SON AND OURSELVES HAVE HAD WITH PG10 Coaching. Our SON WAS WITH PG10 Coaching FOR ABOUT 3 YEARS, HE THROROUGHLY ENJOYED THE TIME AT THE DEVELOPMENT CENTRE, HAVING THE OPPORTUNITY OF MEETING AND MAKING FRIENDS WITH PLAYERS FROM OTHER AREAS/SCHOOLS, WHILST AT THE SAME TIME DEVELOPING HIS FOOTBALL SKILLS, PLAYING FOOTBALL MATCHES AT GREAT VENUES HE WOULDN’T HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY OTHERWISE
Parents Mags and Dai Evans
A big thank you for everything the PG10 Development Centre did for my son laim Docherty Since he joined you in the development centre 2 years ago his footballing skills improved by the training programes you gave him and the games you provided against teams like Liverppol; Aston Villa, Wolves,Stoke etc.Since being with PG10 he has naw gone on to sign a contract with a professional football club. Once again a big thank you and the best thing he did was join the PG10 Development Centre keep up the good work PG10 is making a huge difference to children and young people
Seamus Docherty whose son just signed to a professional football club
I can't thank Peter Griffiths and his team of coaches with PG10 coaching enough for all they have done for my son. My son gained so much confidence and skills during his time with Pete and PG10 Coaching
Anne Hopkins Parent
With PG10 you don't just learn football, you learn life skills that you can continue to use for the rest of your life! Get skilled get active with PG10 Coaching
PCSO Tim Jones of South Wales Police
PG10, it's not just football! With their sessions based co-operation and team skills, health, fitness and well-being, they tick so many curriculum boxes it's one less thing to think about as a busy teacher
Alun Roberts Head of PE Iolo Morganwg Primary School
Having worked in the police service for 24 years I have seen and experienced much which is good and bad in society. I have dealt with people from varied backgrounds. What is given though is that whatever background that children come from, is that participation in sport is a great equaliser. I have seen this over many years. Children from less well off backgrounds are given an equal chance to compete. It is their skill and commitment that is important and not where they come from. Sport is a great way to boost the self esteem of children if properly run. I have known Peter for the last ten years and know how good he is with all children. I know that PG 10 will be a great success and will help many children of all backgrounds. I wish Pete every success with this venture and will have no hesitation in including my own children.
Alun Samuel South Wales Police Inspector
Please let your family and the people of Wales know that they lucky to have a wonderful person like you! On behalf of every Sierra Leonean I say THANK YOU for the love and kindness you and team have shown us.
I send you and your family warmest heartfelt love and best wishes for great opportunities and good success in 2012.
ETHELBERT S. MARSH of Sierra Leone