Newport Norse’s Property Operations Manager, Karl Donovan, has made a successful application to Norse’s Community fund to supply winter training tracksuits for Caldicot Rugby Football Club’s Under 14’s.
Karl is a parent of one of the players and helps the team by assisting with coaching, transport, fund-raising and the design and printing of promotional materials for the team.
“Due to the financial situation of many of the families who play, the club has a ‘hand me down’ system for sports clothes,” explains Karl. “However, there is no age group above the Under 14s team, so there are no tracksuits for them to be to be given. Cold weather gear is imperative for winter training, pre-match warm up and post-match warm down”.
Karl added, “The coaches, management and players would like to thank Newport Norse and the Norse Group for their generous donation to help us fund the tracksuits for the under 14s. As well as the physical benefit of being warm, there are also many psychological benefits for the players with them feeling smart, part of the team and equal amongst their peers.”
The Norse Community Fund is open to employees who are actively involved with a group or organisation that is a recognised, voluntary or charitable group. Grants are often in the region of £750 and successful applications have included a wide range of requests, including new kit for sports teams, supply of wheelchairs to charities, funding play equipment for toddler groups and providing new equipment for cub scouts.