TBSF Takes to the Olympics in NewcastleFriday, Jul 27, 2012 in Sports Foundation
With Olympic fever gripping the nation, The Tony Blair Sports Foundation got involved in the Olympic action right here in the North East when Olympic football came to the city on Thursday 25 July.
The Foundation was lucky enough to secure tickets to watch a thrilling afternoon of international football which saw Mexico take on the Republic of Korea followed by Switzerland playing against Gabon. And to reward some of The Tony Blair Sports Foundation’s most dedicated members, Foundation staff were joined by a group of TBSF coaches to watch the event.
Those who joined the Foundation in watching the Olympics kick off included Martin Wood from Rutherford AFC , Tyne Bridge Harriers Secretary Kenny MacPherson, Olympic Torch Bearer Dennis Laycock from Lanchester Lawn Tennis Club and the Foundation’s 2012 miles in 2012 runner and athletics leader Graham Smith.
These individuals and their clubs have all benefitted from the Foundation’s Coaches for Clubs campaign which was launched in June 2011. The campaign, which received the London 2012 Inspire mark, has worked to recruit more coaches for North East sports clubs in the run up to the Olympics and demonstrates the Foundation’s dedication to the creation of a sports participation legacy in the North East. Through Coaches for Clubs, local clubs and schools have benefitted from an increased number of volunteer coaches who, in turn, have been able to offer more sport to children and young people in their local communities.
If you would like to find out more about our Coaches for Clubs campaign and about the work of the Foundation, please contact us by emailing email@example.com