Thanks to increased sponsorship from London Array, Thanet Wanderers RUFC has been able to commit to its Schools and Community programme until 2021.
With full-time coaches on hand to deliver school-level rugby camps and community-led activities in half term, holidays and off-season, the extended programme will engage the community and help keep people fit and active.
Cary Wright, head of rugby development at Thanet Wanderers, said: “Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors we are able to meet and exceed our aims for our local community. We strive to make everyone feel welcome and involved in shaping the present and future of our wonderful club and are delighted to be able to offer activities for people in Thanet.”
The programme aims to support all local primary and secondary schools by providing coaching, after school clubs and lunch clubs. Coaches, equipment and kit are either funded or part-funded by partners, sponsors, supporters and fundraising.
Each year Thanet Wanderers organise a community day, inviting the public to see the club play and to hear ideas and suggestions from residents.
Bob Smith, general manager of London Array, said: “London Array’s continued sponsorship demonstrates our commitment to our community, and we’re pleased to be able to help Thanet Wanderers achieve their goals.”
“We think it’s important for businesses and organisations to be involved in improving and helping to shape the society they operate in, and we are excited to see what else the Schools and Community programme produces next.”
The programme was also made possible due to sponsorship from Miles and Barr, and the fundraising efforts of the Paul Keohane Sports Fund.
For more information visit the Schools and Community Programme.