MPA is proud to have supported the next generation of leaders by sponsoring coaching specialists Coolsportz to deliver the Playmaker Award through its MPA Charitable Foundation.

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, supported by Coolsportz, aims to give an introduction to leadership by giving learners 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-old youngsters, 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 third 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 t-shirts and certificates for the children to receive on completion of the course.

Phil McGovern, Director at MPA, said:  We’re extremely proud to support local initiatives through the MPA Charitable Foundation. Having worked with Coolsportz for several years, we know how important their work is in nurturing the next generation of leaders and we’re proud to be part of that journey.”

Neil Supperstone, from Coolsportz, said: “It’s great to have teamed up with MPA again to deliver this leadership training. The sponsored t-shirts have the added benefit of lasting beyond the PlayMaker programme and can be used while the participants are delivering activities.

“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