Sponsorship gives youngsters a taste of squash
YOUNGSTERS are getting a taste of squash thanks to a donation that has allowed a junior programme to be rolled out.
Bollington Squash Club, based at registered charity Bollington Health and Leisure, on Heath Road, has been a firm favourite with players of all ages and abilities for some time.
Now it has received a sponsorship grant from Macclesfield business Direct Food Ingredients to extend its work with youngsters.
The junior squash programme has now gone to visit key stage two pupils at Dean Valley Community Primary School, Bollington St John’s Primary School and Bollington Cross Primary School.
Coaches have spoken to youngsters about the game and the importance of staying active.
Chris Ogden, head coach at Bollington Health and Leisure, said: “Thanks to the generosity of Direct Food Ingredients, we have been able to extend our reach and raise awareness of the sport amongst children in the local community.
“Introducing children to squash through our junior programme provides them with a new and exciting opportunity, which could become a life-long passion.
“We hope to see some new faces on the court soon.”
Cath Hough, from Direct Food Ingredients, on Waters Green, said: “Getting involved with the local community has always been important to us here at Direct Food Ingredients.
“The opportunity to sponsor a club that is focused on growing and helping others has been fantastic.”
Any groups wishing to take part in the junior squash programme can visit the Bollington Health and Leisure website.
Year four pupils at Bollington Cross Primary get a taste of squash
The Third Upton Priory Scouts get their donations from Audi Macclesfield