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2015 – A GREAT YEAR

16th February 16

2015 has been another successful year for Spirit of Squash. The Partnership with Tower Hamlets Youth Sport Foundation was sustained for the whole of the 2014-15 academic year and we continued to deliver in-school and after-school programs in the London Borough of Islington. A new focus on education was developed during the first six months of 2015, with our ‘Play & Learn’ project now well established at the Bethnal Green Academy. Modelled on the successful American urban squash programs, this initiative combines regular squash with tutoring in literacy and numeracy to deliver social, sporting and educational benefits to children in need.

Wow!

  • We have delivered another 1,000 hours of high quality coaching
  • Introduced 5,718 children to squash
  • run projects at 15 primary schools in Tower Hamlets and 2 more in Islington
  • Continued to run after-school clubs at local leisure centres
  • Once again attended the Street Games Festival at the Copper Box in Stratford
  • Tested and launched our new Play & Learn project with 14 children in London’s East End

If you’d like to get involved and help us grow in 2016 and enable even more kids to benefit from sporting and educational opportunities, please get in touch – Play@SpiritOfSquash.com

END OF FIRST TERM AT BGA

9th December 15

Congratulations to our group of Year 8 pupils at BGA who have finished their first term of “Play & Learn”. Spirit of Squash coach Daniel Henderson commented that some of the pupils are starting to show real promise on the squash court and they seem to thrive on the competitive nature of the game but also appreciate the fitness it brings and understand the need to play within the rules in a fair way.

We plan to offer more places in January, start an additional project with Year 7 pupils, and launch at a new venue in Islington as well.

A big thank you to our supporters, our coaches, to Paul Fennell who has run the project, our pupils and of course our partners at BGA. Happy Christmas to you all.