Ringway Primary School are hosting an inspirational workshop with Manchester United Women's Footballer Ella Kinzett. Ella 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!
Ringway Primary School are a larger than average, two-form entry school in the heart of Wythenshawe. They are proud of their welcoming, friendly school which is working hard to build community links and a sense of connection to the local area and the people within it.
HOW I STARTED
I was in reception when I started playing football because the local football team posted a letter through the door looking to recruit new players. I started in year 1 as they originally told me I was too small to play, and I stayed with the team until I was nine years old.
MY GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT
My greatest achievement is making my England U16 debut against Ireland. Having been a part of the England squad since I was 14, I was already very familiar as we played seasons and attended camps for the first couple of years. My debut was actually behind closed doors in the midst of the pandemic. While it was unorthodox I still took it as a chance to prove myself and although we lost 2-1 I felt I played well and had proved myself!
MY GREATEST CHALLENGE
My greatest challenge was making the jump from U16’s to U21’s. This was because of the increase in workload as I went from two training sessions per week to four training sessions per week. I was also part of an older team as I moved up into this bracket at the age of 15 and so I was playing with players that could have been six years older than me!
Outside of football, I enjoy Badminton, which I played at the county level and I also enjoy spending time with friends and family outside of my training hours.
MY FUTURE GOALS
My future aspirations are to make it as a professional footballer and I would like to lift the WSL title and the World Cup for England!
Who are Sports For Champions?
Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in partnership with Ringway Primary School 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! 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 youth growing in all walks of life as healthy, [pro] active community-minded talents.
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.
Ringway Primary School will be receiving an inspirational visit from renowned Manchester United Women's Footballer Ella Kinzett on the 17th of July 2023 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?
Ringway Primary School is promoting health and wellbeing throughout the school and with the help of a visit from Ella Kinzett, this will be enhanced as a school, they are also focussing on encouraging diversity and raising the aspirations of the pupils through sport.
Ringway Primary School will benefit from the money raised as they will be able to provide 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 Manchester United Women's Footballer Ella Kinzett and to raise funds for key resources for Ringway 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.