A junior squash club is celebrating after being selected to promote and nurture sporting excellence in disabled children.
Leyland Lions Junior Squash and Racketball Club, which is based at Leyland Leisure Centre, has been asked by England Squash to create a Centre of Excellence for deaf children of Primary School age.
Working in collaboration with UK Deaf Sport’, Leyland will be one of four centres across the country to be formed.
Founder John Gibson – who set-up the club in 2004 – has also managed to entice funding for the programme by strking a deal with Cloudy2Clear Windows, who have agreed to a sponsorship deal. Each centre will gain a ‘DEAFinitely Inclusive Club accreditation’ and the programme is the first of its kind endorsed by England Squash.
John Gibson said: “The programme aims to serve-up unprecedented access to the sport for many 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.
“Their sponsorship will give youngsters in the local areas of Preston, South Ribble and Chorley fantastic opportunities to try a great sport while they are at primary school.”
Managing director of Cloudy2Clear Windows Marcus McGee said: “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”.
For further information please email John Gibson on firstname.lastname@example.org, or ring John on 07970067703.