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James Provins, Isaac Dilkes of Cliftonville HC and Clear Safety director Matt Westby

Clear Safety support sports programme for schools

Matthew Westby, Clear Safety Director

Matthew Westby Director

Tuesday, 21st March 20232 min read

Clear Safety - the safety and compliance specialist – is sponsoring Cliftonville hockey club’s Community Outreach project, designed to encourage more young people into the sport.

James Provins, Isaac Dilkes of Cliftonville HC and Clear Safety director Matt Westby

The initiative, which is targeting over 300 children, is spearheaded by James Provins Club Treasurer of Cliftonville Hockey Club and will run over a 6–8-week period, delivering fun and enjoyable hockey sessions to children aged between 9-14. To date, 12 schools (six junior and six senior) have signed up to the programme, which entitles each educational establishment to free hockey training in the first year, in the hope that this will trigger a more commercial arrangement post the trial period. Plans are also afoot to introduce a local schools hockey tournament in Spring 2022. The competition will involve schools across Thanet and will become an annual event. Clear Safety’s sponsorship is helping to fund the cost associated with delivering the specialist training from qualified sports coach Isaac Dilkes.

James Provins commented:

“It’s fantastic to be able to welcome Clear Safety on board to support our Community Schools Outreach project. This project is not only vital for the future of our hockey club but will also provide many children across Thanet with the opportunity to enjoy the benefits associated with exercise and access to a sport that they may otherwise not be able to experience. Cliftonville hockey club is incredibly grateful for the support from Clear Safety, and we look forward to growing our partnership in years to come”.

Matt Westby, Director at Clear Safety added:

“I have always believed very strongly in the proven benefits that club sport brings to young people. Clubs provide a safe environment for children to learn life skills and develop friendships that can last a lifetime and are especially helpful for children who may find school difficult. With Clear’s strong track record in delivering safety and compliance management within the schools’ sector, this sponsorship represents a natural fit for our business.”

First published: September 2021



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