Representatives from Whittington Primary School and Brynhafren Primary School both attended Friday nights Corbett Sports Welsh Premier League game between The New Saints and Gap Connah’s Quay at Park Hall Stadium.
Both Schools were presented cheques for £500 by Chief Operating Officer Ian Williams and Community Foundation Officer Niall Broe, after joining the Family Reward Card scheme.
The Family Reward Card will create a partnership between the Schools and The New Saints Football Club. Schools will benefit from much needed additional funding, incentivising children to attend TNS FC home fixtures as well as supporting additional activities facilitated at The Venue.
The new scheme will allow a new generation of fans the opportunity to watch and become part of The New Saints Football Club, along with receiving a discount and benefits at The Venue.
The programme is being funded by The Venue at Park Hall and a generous donation from local entrepreneur Mike Harris who is also Chairman of TNS FC.
It will help schools to enhance their hard pressed budgets with invaluable additional revenue and access resources to meet government targets for healthy eating and living as well as increasing participation in sports.
Schools that are selected will take a share of the initial funding, which could grow to more than £100K depending on the level of participation. Participating schools will also have privileged access to the resources of the TNS Foundation which carries out a wide range of community initiatives at no charge including heathy eating programmes, after-school clubs, sports coaching sessions, general fitness and lifestyle programmes and more.
Community Foundation Officer, Niall Broe is pleased to be involved and added, ‘Hopefully this will create strong partnerships with the Community Foundation and local Schools. Both parties will benefit from working in collaboration and hopefully more Schools will look to become involved with the scheme.’