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"Leyland Lions Junior Squash & Racketball Club" based at Leyland Leisure Centre has been selected by England Squash (the sport’s national governing body), to create a "Centre of Excellence" for deaf children in Primary Schools in the North West of England. The club is one of 4 clubs (London, Midlands, North East and the North West) working in collaboration with ‘UK Deaf Sport’ to create centres of excellence for young deaf children in England this year.
John Gibson who set-up the junior club at Leyland in 2004 recently met Jayne Raven the Marketing Co-ordinator and Kirk Williams Operations Support Manager at Cloudy2Clear Windows and following that meeting, the company agreed to sponsor this year's programme!
John Gibson said “Each centre will gain a ‘DEAFinitely Inclusive Club accreditation’. The programme is the first of its kind endorsed by England Squash and aims to ‘serve-up’ unprecedented access to the sport for these children who may not have had access to squash, or considered it previously. This kind of initiative requires the ongoing sponsorship of community-minded, caring and socially responsible companies like Cloudy2Clear, to whom we are genuinely grateful. Cloudy2Clear’s sponsorship will give youngsters in the local areas of Preston, South Ribble and Chorley fantastic opportunities to try a great sport whilst at Primary School.”
Speaking about the sponsorship, Marcus McGee, Managing Director of Cloudy2Clear Windows said, “Cloudy2Clear agreed to sponsor the programme because like us the programme is ambitious, energetic and requires vision. Cloudy2Clear’s personality is also mirrored by the sport itself in its intensity and competitiveness while maintaining respect for others and a sense of fair-play. Cloudy2Clear believes that the programme will not only go on to be a huge success, but also has the potential to cultivate and nurture potential champions in the sport".
John Gibson added, “Cloudy2Clear is the UK’s No 1 glass replacement company and we are delighted to welcome them as the main sponsor to the programme. The weight their name carries will help provide even greater exposure to our efforts to promote the sport and all we stand for.”
Cloudy2Clear operates in one of the most competitive industries in the country. They are uniquely focused, only replacing the glass and not the frame, saving customers money. Cloudy2Clear have been endorsed by WHICH? Trusted Trader.
For further information please email John Gibson on email@example.com, or ring John on 07970067703.
13th January 2015
Sport England officially launched the inspiring ‘This Girl Can’ campaign last night (12Jan) with the premiere of a national television advertisement during Coronation Street, reaching millions of viewers. The initiative aims to forge new positive social attitudes to and around women and girls playing sport and being physically active, breaking down a key barrier (fear of judgement) so that they feel more confident and comfortable exercising.
South RibbleCommunity Leisure Trustis supporting the initiative to encourage women and girls to take part in activities at our Centres and spread the message that ‘thisgirlcan’. The Trust has four leisure facilities across South Ribble offering a variety of activities, including Zumba, Legs, Bums & Tums and high energy Les Mills group exercise classes. Other activities available such as squash, badminton and aqua aerobics offer an alternative workout option to the gym.
If an introduction to a particular sport or activity is needed, then South Ribble Community Leisure’s friendly gym instructors are on hand to provide advice and support. To see all of South Ribble Community Leisure’s facilities and opportunities, visit www.southribbleleisure.com.
The Chairman of South Ribble Community Leisure Trust commented “Sport England’s growing insight, especially into younger women, shows that many of the barriers encountered are emotional as well as practical – how they feel about sport is as important as finding a convenient, affordable option. We are hopeful that the campaign will inspire women and girls within our local community and liberate them from fear of judgement to join us in our centres and get involved.”
There is a huge social media drive behind the Sport England campaign using the hashtag #ThisGirlCan to get women talking and sharing their thoughts and experiences.
Join us at Facebook at GymInSouthRibble or on Twitter @gyminSRibble where we will be supporting this inspiring campaign and showing you how to get involved at your local leisure centre.
Research carried out by Sport England has revealed that 2 million fewer women are regularly participating in sport or exercise than men, despite 75 per cent of women aged 14 to 40 saying they’d like to do more. Further research identified that it is fear of judgment that prevents many women from doing exercise.
Come and take part in classes and activities at South Ribble Community Leisure and help break down that barrier to exercise - we offer a range of workout classes, in addition some great sessions across all of our Centres: