Brunswick Primary School are excited to be hosting an inspirational workshop with Womens Manchester United Footballer Tara Bourne. Tara needs your help to raise funds for vital training, medical and competition costs. This money will also help your school and other athletes across the country, find out more below!
"achieving success with determination and joy"
How I started:
I started playing Football from when I can remember, I played for my local grassroots, and then signed for Liverpool, which is the team I support so at the time it was a dream come true! I then moved onto playing for Man City which took me out of my comfort zone and presented a new challenge. And following that Man United were interested in me, and I signed my first professional contract. I was also captain on my England debut in the U15’s team at the age of 14 and continued playing until present where I have made my U23’s debut!
My Greatest Achievement:
My greatest achievement to date is being chosen as the captain on my England debut, and in the U17’s Euro’s! I am also extremely proud of signing my first professional contract at Manchester United.
My Greatest Challenge:
My greatest challenge has been overcoming injury and injury setbacks. I had a pain in my hip for around three years, but I carried on, and it turned out to be a tear in my hip socket. The seas around the time that the global pandemic had started and so I was in recovery throughout the lockdown on Zoom calls with a physiotherapist trying to repair myself. When the hospitals opened up again I was advised to have it operated on as soon as possible as I had played so much on it already and left it unchecked. I came back from that and went straight into the first time at Manchester United, it is so difficult to recover from these big injuries and return to first team form, but I am proud of my rehabilitation and being an athlete has given me the mindset and the drive to bounce back from these setbacks.
Outside of Football I enjoy watching Football, going to the driving range, playing golf, spending time with my friends playing cards, going on long walks, cooking, and because I come from a very business oriented family I enjoy lots of different facets of business and am interested in Crypto. I especially enjoy making my famous Chicken Paella!
My Future Aspirations:
In the future I am hoping to play for the senior Lionesses’ and to captain my club and country. I would also like to be able to win a lot of major trophies along the way!
Who are Sports For Champions?
Great news! Sports For Champions UK (CIC) will soon visit your school! Your young people have been invited to join a sponsored fitness circuit led by a Professional athlete, who will educate, enable, and empower participants with a view to inspiring them to be the champions of tomorrow.
While we're not all athletically inclined, we strongly encourage participation, all young people have talent and require inspiration to pursue their dreams - whatever they may be!
After 12 years of success we have perfected our inspirational events and they are guaranteed to deliver for your school and pupils!
Sports For Champions events are held in support of schools, which keep 60% of the funds raised to spend on resources that will enrich young peoples education/experience. Professional athletes in need of support are the only other beneficiaries from the remaining 40%. Sports For Champions is an audited organisation that is voluntarily registered with the Fundraising Regulator. Meaning you can support the initiative with assurance.
What will happen on the day?
During the assembly, Sports For Champions athletes show medals and tell their story, hard work, lessons, and insights shared to capture the imagination of all and inspire healthier active lifestyles. Athletes discuss challenges on the road to success, with resilience, nutrition, diet, and dedication forming key topics. Fitness is essential for every young person’s general wellbeing in physical and mental health. It is also proven to be a strong booster of learning potential or brain power. By inspiring children as champions of tomorrow, Sports For Champions envision young people developing in all walks of life as healthy, [pro] active community-minded participants in society.
Alongside Team Sports For Champions, athletes engage in invaluable work within local communities to support their training-related costs (e.g. physio/travel). Most world-class athletes train a rigorous 35hr week and struggle to find reliable work that fits their schedule. This is how the funds we raise enable athletes and your school/club to realise their potential. Many pro athletes are unsponsored, lose support, or cannot find it.
Sports For Champions offers schools the benefit of an additional funds to go towards resources/facilities, whilst helping athletes with the funds required to sustain their journey with a contribution towards training and competition fees, medical costs, equipment, and more.
Brunswick Primary School will be receiving an inspirational visit from Womens Manchester United Footballer Tara Bourne on the 22nd of March 2024 and we need your support!
The pupils will benefit from physical activity through our fitness circuit, an inspirational talk including medal display and a Q&A session.
Where does the money go?
When parents and guardians offer their support to a Sports for Champions UK (CIC) fundraising event, they are nurturing not only their children's immediate environments but also the bright futures of many rising athletes. Here is a breakdown of how your contributions make a significant difference:
For each fundraising event Sports For Champions looks to raise enough money to cover the costs that it takes to provide such an excellent service nationally. Once that goal is reached, surplus funds are allocated in a way that benefits both the school and our passionate athletes – 60% for the school’s continued growth and 40% contributing to the athlete fund.
At the core of the Sports For Champions UK (CIC) initiative is the Athlete Fund. Primarily, the fund aids schools in less economically privileged areas that might struggle with costs, ensuring that the administrative fee isn’t a barrier to vital opportunities. Additionally, it assists our dedicated athletes in moments of pressing need, whether it’s recovering from injuries, procuring advanced equipment, or embarking on warm-weather training camps. Our fundamental belief remains unwavering: no school should be compromised for its economic stance, and every promising athlete deserves a fair shot at excellence. Our commitment ensures no child or school is left behind due to circumstances beyond their control.
Challenges Athletes Face: Our partnering pro athletes and Team GB Olympians have a world of responsibilities on their shoulders. They juggle between a rigorous training schedule that demands over 35 hours a week and their personal commitments. This often leaves them with limited time and resources to focus on their careers, leading to financial constraints. Expenses for equipment, training, coaching, travel, and more pile up, making it a challenge for these athletes to perform at their best and represent Great Britain.
Why is this important?
Brunswick Primary School is promoting health and wellbeing throughout the school and with the help of a visit from Womens Manchester United Footballer Tara Bourne, this will be enhanced across all year groups and staff, they are also focussing on encouraging diversity and raising the aspirations of the pupils through sport.
Brunswick Primary School will benefit from the money raised as they will be able to provide new equipment, fund opportunities for the children, and more.
How can you help?
We're asking all parents to help make it a memorable event for the pupils with the help of Womens Manchester United Footballer Tara Bourne and to raise funds for key resources for Brunswick Primary School.
If you are a local business or a friend of the school and would like to contribute to help us get to our target then please do make a donation and share our project as far as you can.