Roundhay St John's CofE Primary School Fundraiser

by Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

We did it
On 13th November 2023 we successfully raised £707 with 23 supporters in 48 days

To support the mental and physical health of the pupils by hosting an inspirational workshop.

by Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

1692886166_roundhay.jpegRoundhay St John's CofE Primary School are hosting an inspirational workshop with Sheffield United Women's Footballer Tamara Wilcock. Tamara 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!

As a Church school that Roundhay St John's are, Christian values permeate every area of school life. Their relatively small size helps the school to maintain a family feel that gives this place what they are often told is a 'special atmosphere'. Roundhay St John's CofE Primary School are also a very inclusive school with a wonderful mix of children from so many different cultures and backgrounds which gives so much richness to everyday life here.

Who's Coming?

How I started:

I originally started with dancing, gymnastics, and football all at the same time. I lived with my mum and sister, we both did all of these sports and it became a bit much to keep up with around 6 years old and my mum asked us both what we wanted to carry on with, and we both picked football! I joined the Mapplewell Mavericks and started training alongside all of the boys as there wasn’t a girls’ team to join at the time!

My Greatest Achievement:

My greatest achievement to date is scoring my first senior goal on my league debut, it was an amazing feeling as I wasn’t expecting to score it! This was the equaliser in the match and I had my family in the stands watching, so there was a lot of pressure. But I kept myself in my routine and kept my cool, and came away with a goal!

My Greatest Challenge:

My greatest challenge was when I was 17 coming into the first team at Sheffield United, and I tore the ligaments in my ankle which needed surgery. With it being my first season, it was quite difficult, especially because I had injured it outside of the club at college, and it was towards the end of the season so during the off-season I was in every other day recovering. Thankfully there was one other girl with me rehabilitating so I did have some company!

My Podcast:

Check out my podcast to learn more about me and my career. Maybe it will inspire you to write some questions for me ahead of the event!

My Hobbies:

Outside of football, I enjoy listening to music and spending time with my friends and family!

My Future Aspirations:

In the future I am looking to play at the highest level possible, and I also love travelling, so another goal is to travel a lot of the world whether that’s playing football or outside of it!

Who are Sports For Champions?

Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in partnership with Roundhay St John's CofE 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.

Roundhay St John's CofE Primary School will be receiving an inspirational visit from renowned Sheffield United Women's Footballer Tamara Wilcock on the 13th of November 2023 and we need your support!

The pupils will benefit from Physical activity, 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’re investing not only in their children’s present but also in the promising futures of many upcoming athletes. Here’s a breakdown of how your contributions make a 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?

Roundhay St John's CofE Primary School is promoting health and wellbeing throughout the school and with the help of a visit from Tamara Wilcock, this will be enhanced as a school, they are also focussing on encouraging diversity and raising the aspirations of the pupils through sport.

Roundhay St John's CofE 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 Sheffield United Women's Footballer Tamara Wilcock and to raise funds for key resources for Roundhay St John's CofE 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.

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