Havant Hockey Club partners with FatFace Foundation to Foster Inclusivity and Remove Barriers to Sports Participation
Havant Hockey Club is delighted to announce a new partnership with The FatFace Foundation aimed at expanding our community programme, fostering inclusivity, and making sports accessible to individuals regardless of socio-economic background.
This alliance marks another step forward in the commitment of both organisations to creating lasting positive change within the community, allowing individuals of all ages to engage in sports activities, create a sense of belonging, promote teamwork, and enjoy the numerous physical and mental health benefits associated with an active lifestyle.
Working alongside existing Community Programme partners, RJM International and Life Skills Through Sports, The FatFace Foundation will enable us to extend our school outreach activity, provide community coaching clinics, distribute hockey equipment to schools and individuals, lower the cost of participation in the South Coast Talent Academy and establish bursaries to remove financial barriers for those who aspire to participate in hockey at all levels.
FatFace Foundation Operations Manager, Jodie Higgins, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “We are thrilled to join forces with Havant Hockey Club to make a positive difference in very challenging times. Together, we aim to create a more inclusive and accessible sports environment, so everyone can embrace an active and healthy lifestyle. This collaboration exemplifies our shared commitment to making a positive impact on the communities where we source, manufacture, retail and distribute our products.”
Havant Hockey Club Chair, Glyn Knaresborough, added, “Partnering with the FatFace Foundation aligns perfectly with our club’s values. By working together, we can enhance our community outreach and provide opportunities for individuals who may not have had access to sports before. We look forward to creating a lasting legacy that promotes diversity, inclusivity, and the joy of playing a great team sport like Hockey.”
About the FatFace Foundation: (fatfacefoundation.org.uk)
The FatFace Foundation is the charitable arm of the lifestyle brand FatFace. Committed to making a positive impact on local communities, the foundation supports various initiatives focused on education, health, well-being, and environmental sustainability.