Game, set and match for Shipley youngsters

3 August, 2014

Budding tennis stars from Shipley have enjoyed week-long coaching camps, thanks to sponsorship from Bradford chartered accountants Watson Buckle.

Watson Buckle are sponsoring Salts Tennis Club’s Junior Tennis Camps, which are taking place until the end of August, through their charitable Foundation, launched after London 2012 to support local Olympic Legacy projects.

Game, set and match for Shipley youngsters

Scores of youngsters between the ages of four and 16 have already taken part in two Summer Camps from the 28th to 31st July and 11th to 14th August, while the final camp takes place between 26th and 29th August.

The Summer Camps include coaching sessions from qualified coaches, games, a tournament and prizes.

Susan Sedgwick, managing partner at Watson Buckle said: “We are delighted to have had the opportunity through our Foundation to sponsor the Junior Tennis Camps at Salts which have provided fun holiday activities to many youngsters from Shipley and the region

“It is great to think that these camps may launch the career of the next Andy Murray or Heather Watson.

“We set up the Foundation in order to encourage generations of young people to participate in sporting activities, enabling them to live active and healthy lives.

“We would urge any school, club or community group who are looking for a financial boost to their own Olympic Legacy Project to consider applying for funding from the Watson Buckle Foundation.”

Jim Dyer, Chairman of Salts Tennis Club, said: “We would like to thank all our sponsors, including Watson Buckle, for supporting our ever-popular Summer Camps which have all been well-subscribed and enjoyed by all.”

To receive funding from the Watson Buckle Foundation, applicants will need to apply in writing by completing an online or hard copy application form.

In order to be successful in their application for funding, candidates will need to clearly demonstrate how the cash will be used to support Olympic Legacy projects, as well as agreeing to press and online promotion of their activity.