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Rackets Cubed teams up with Canary Wharf Classic.

Children from Roehampton have fun on the glass court at Canary Wharf

Pupils enjoy magic moments on the glass court
By Squash Mad Reporter

 

A recent partnership established between Rackets Cubed and the Canary Wharf Squash Classic (a major event on the professional world tour) saw Rackets Cubed become the official Charity Partner to the event for 2017.

This link provided a major highlight for 27 children from Sacred Heart School, Roehampton, involved in the Rackets Cubed Programme, with a day trip to the Canary Wharf Classic last Wednesday (March 8).

The children were treated to the experience of playing on the glass show court with a professional, a questions and answer session with a high performance athletics coach, and a tour of the venue.

Rackets Cubed is an Integrated Sports, Education and Nutrition programme for children.

Rackets Cubed is an exciting, totally new, UK charity providing sports coaching, nutritional advice and the teaching of core school subjects for disadvantaged children – all in one exciting programme.

Borrowing an idea first developed in the US with outstanding success, Rackets Cubed has teamed up with the prestigious Roehampton Club in South-West London, to help 60 children from the nearby Sacred Heart state primary school.

“Providing the children with such a unique and exciting programme is one I truly believe will have a positive influence on all involved and we will aim to expand the Rackets Cubed programme over time,” said Paul Lindsay, the Programme Director.

Three days a week, 60 children from the school are taught squash and tennis by the club’s coaches, given advice on healthy eating and a nutritional meal by the club’s chefs, and assisted with their maths by professional tutors.

There is increasing evidence that active children are higher achievers at school.

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Key Goals:

Rackets Cubed is dedicated to giving children from inner-city London the opportunity to fulfil their academic potential, improve their physical and mental health and to aim high in all aspects of their daily lives.

The programme focuses on improving classroom achievement, learning a new sporting skill and being active and works to achieve clear goals:
• Raising academic achievement
• Helping to develop a new sporting skill / talent
• Improving health and fitness
• Providing the same life opportunities as children from more affluent families
• Providing education on nutrition, food choices and exercise
• Providing work experience and increasing likelihood of employment
• Providing weekly structure to (often chaotic) young lives.

For more information please contact:

Paul Lindsay (Programme Director)
Phone: 07841 429 910
Email: paul.lindsay@roehamptonclub.co.uk

 

Posted on March 14, 2017

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Alan Thatcher

Lifelong sports journalist and squash lover. Event promoter, coach, author, voice artist. Founder of World Squash Day.

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