According to the UK Labour Party website the Labour Party will try to achieve the following if they retain power at the 2010 general election:

Thousands of children will gain business skills under new plans to extend football enterprise initiatives to Premier League clubs across the country.

Labour’s Business Secretary, John Hutton MP, announced the extension on the day that Aston Villa and Manchester City confirmed they will both take part in the community programmes, delivering education to local 13 and 14-year-olds.

The scheme will be modelled on successful enterprise academies currently run at Middlesbrough FC and Blackburn Rovers – both of which have helped local children improve their entrepreneurial skills and increase their awareness of business planning and finance.

Gordon Brown said: “I have always felt that football can be a powerful force for good in our society – projects like Midnight Football and Kickz already offer all sorts of help to young people.

“By working with local schools and colleges, clubs can introduce young people to the realities of the world of business in a way they relate to. The next Alan Sugar, Peter Jones or Karen Brady might end up starting their own business through a love of football.

“Over the next few years we are going to work with the Premier League and football clubs around the country to harness the talent of youngsters everywhere. Middlesbrough FC and Blackburn Rovers have already done some brilliant work offering business skills to young people, and I hope that other clubs follow suit.”

I would be interested to hear both positive and negative views on UK Labour Party’s Football Enterprise Initiatives to Premier League Clubs policies in the comments below?