We are pleased to announce that MPA has pledged its ongoing support to coaching specialists Coolsportz through the MPA Charitable Foundation. The company is inspiring the next generation of leaders through its Playmaker Award, which it delivers to primary school children within our local community.

Based in South Warwickshire and established by Neil Supperstone, Coolsportz is a dynamic coaching company offering a wide range of sports and holiday clubs at venues across the south of the county.

The PlayMaker Award aims to give an introduction to leadership by giving children knowledge on how to assist in leading their own games and activities that can be used during curricular and extra-curricular time, as well as in sports clubs.

Recommended for 9 to 11-year-olds, the Award is considered the first step to a leadership qualification and comprises six hour-long sessions focusing on inclusivity, communication, organisation, teamwork and leadership training.

This is the fourth year that MPA has supported the Award by sponsoring Neil to deliver the course to 14 Year 5 and Year 6 students at Henley Church of England Primary School. In addition to sponsoring the latest programme, which took place in January, MPA paid for special PlayMaker caps and tabards to wear whilst on the course, and certificates for the children to receive once they have completed it.

Phil McGovern, Managing Director at MPA, said: “Ensuring that we are equipping young people with the knowledge, skills and confidence to become leaders of the future is hugely important for our society. Neil and Coolsportz deliver an important first step in that process, and the children love taking part, so we are proud to be part of the company’s ongoing journey.”

Neil Supperstone, from Coolsportz, said: “Having the support of businesses that recognise the importance of our mission is essential for us, so I am pleased that MPA has once again committed their support.”

“Without MPA’s support, the course would be funded out of the school’s PE budget or paid for by the parents, so they are making a huge difference within the local community. These are such important skills and we are always looking for other businesses to support our work in schools across the West Midlands.”

For more information on Coolsportz and how to support their work, visit www.coolsportz