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Sported mentor support helps Celtic Storm (Cornwall Powerchair Football Club) secure over £40,000 for sports project


Sported are pleased to announce that through ongoing one-to-one business support and a grant of £1,500 from the charity, Celtic Storm (Cornwall Powerchair Football Club) have successfully secured all the funding to deliver their £48,000 three year club development plan. The development plan, which sported mentor Alan Watson helped the club volunteers produce, outlines the clubs vision for increasing participation and volunteering within the sport of powerchair football in the county of Cornwall, including the securing transport for athletes to enable them to compete in the national league and funding for volunteers to train as coaches.

Sported, play the role of business angels supporting voluntary and community sports groups and are dedicated to sport for development projects across the UK. The charity offers capacity building support and funding to voluntary and community sector projects which run activities for young people aged 11-25.

Celtic Storm, Cornwalls only powerchair football club, have successfully secured funding from Sported along with The Dutchy Health Charity, The Hartley Foundation and The Hedley Foundation, to make their development plan become a reality.

The funding for Celtic Storm will support them to develop more playing and training opportunities for disabled young people, provide transport to national league matches, and coach education for volunteers at the club,

Julian Wills, Sported Regional Manager South West said "Alan Watson has done a brilliant job supporting the club to access the funding and in developing their business plan. He has worked closely with the enthusiastic team of volunteers at Celtic Storm, and all their hard work has really paid off"