Northfield Manor Primary Academy are hosting an inspirational workshop with Commonwealth Games Finalist Eden Francis. Can you help us make it happen?
Northfield Manor Primary Academy is a thriving multicultural primary academy in Birmingham. The school are proud to be part of the pioneering Victoria Academies Trust family of schools
HOW I STARTED
I started my journey in athletics at the age of 10 when my mum began coaching me. I tried a few different events including running and jumping and finally settled on throwing. I was awarded my first England and Team GB vest at the age of 15, afterwards, I went from strength to strength, topping rankings and competing in competitions, including the Commonwealth Youth Games and the World Youth Championships.
MY GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT
My greatest achievement has to be competing in the Commonwealth Games. I loved every moment of it! It brought me great pride to compete for my country at such a high level alongside other fantastic athletes! Being selected came as a massive shock at the time and I had felt a humongous amount of pride to be competing for my home nation!
In my spare time I really enjoy shopping with friends and have a love for doing hair and make-up. Visiting schools to inspire children to follow their dreams is a really big passion of mine, that I love being a part of.
Who are we?
Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in partnership with Northfield Manor Primary Academy and the local community are running a fundraiser to help support the mental and physical health of the pupils after the national lockdowns.
Great news! Sports For Champions UK (CIC) will soon visit your school! Youth are invited to join a sponsored fitness circuit led by a Professional athlete, who will educate, enable, and empower participants with a view to inspire them as champions of tomorrow.
While we’re not all athletically inclined we strongly encourage participation, because all youth have talent and require inspiration to pursue their dreams - whatever they may be! After 10 years of success, we can promise a highly memorable event!
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 organization that is voluntarily registered with the Fundraising Regulator. You can support the initiative with assurance.
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 youth growing in all walks of life as healthy, [pro] active community-minded talents.
Alongside Team Sports For Champions, athletes invest in local communities to avail of support with 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 added investment on 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.
Northfield Manor Primary Academy will be receiving an inspirational visit from renowned Commonwealth Games Finalist Eden Francis on the 25th of May 2022 and we need your support!
The pupils will benefit from Physical activity, an inspirational talk including medal display and a Q&A session.
Why is this important?
Northfield Manor Primary Academy is promoting health and wellbeing throughout the school and with the help of a visit from Eden Francis, this will be enhanced as a school, they are also focussing on encouraging diversity and raising the aspirations of the pupils through sport.
Northfield Manor Primary Academy will benefit from the money raised as they will be able to invest in new equipment and fund opportunities for the children in afterschool clubs.
How can you help?
We're asking all parents to help make it a memorable event for the pupils with the help of Commonwealth Games Finalist Eden Francis and to raise funds for key resources for Northfield Manor Primary Academy.
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.