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8 hours ago

RT @FoL_Beacon: The @FoL_Beacon @SAFCFoL core values. We are so excited as we get close to opening our doors to the local community. If an…

12 hours ago

RT @SunderlandAFC: ⏰ FULL TIME: What a game! It ends all square on Wearside as 10 man #SAFC would not give up and a late, late goal gave th…

13 hours ago

Today’s winning #GrandinYourHand number is 3319. If you have that number CONGRATULATIONS you’ve won £1,000! #SAFC https://t.co/tQTL1VZdiz

15 hours ago

Fancy winning £1,000 at today’s game? There’s still time to pick up your #GrandintheHand Lottery tickets before kic… https://t.co/OUFXuRYtBU

15 hours ago

RT @SunderlandAFC: 📝 Here's the #SAFC starting XI to line-up v @Boro this afternoon... #HawayTheLads https://t.co/E2i4zap9KQ

15 hours ago

RT @FoL_Beacon: Small sided football will be coming to the @FoL_Beacon @SAFCFoL very soon. We will be confirming our launch week in the co…

16 hours ago

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19 hours ago

RT @FoL_Beacon: The Beacon is going to be an inclusive community venue supporting the world of work, education, health and wellbeing as wel…

19 hours ago

RT @MatthewsMike1: @FoL_Beacon @SAFCfol Dinner with @SirTimRice supporting a fabulous cause Foundation of Light @NEAutoAlliance @NissanUK

19 hours ago

RT @TheMarkLaws: Looks amazing! Will have a massive impact! https://t.co/a6N4ekv0wL

19 hours ago

RT @FoL_Beacon: Check out these panoramic photos of the sports hall space and top level barn. Both areas are nearing completion and we ar…

19 hours ago

RT @ChrisFryatt: Blown away by how the Beacon of Light is progressing. It’s going to be some place! #BacktheBeacon https://t.co/0SYjFzvdap

Feb 23

CONGRATULATIONS to @oxcloseFutsal (U13s) and @Stbedesandbyron (U15s) on winning today’s @EFLTrust #Futsal Tournamen… https://t.co/fWrysgOZ6r

Feb 23

#FUTSAL: More clear cut in the U15 Tournament with @Stbedesandbyron finishing top of the group with a 100% record! 🏆 https://t.co/1bn6QzowmC

Feb 23

#FUTSAL: It was close in our @EFLTrust Futsal U13 Tournament group with @oxcloseFutsal edging out @WellfieldSchoolhttps://t.co/z6fg6pA0jv

Feb 23

NEWS: Could you be the next #ThreeLions star? Foundation of Light and @DurhamFA are hosting a #TalentDay for disab… https://t.co/0v1Suc8ryt

Feb 23

RT @FoL_Beacon: In the coming months we plan to announce the week we will be launching the Beacon. Facilities will include indoor & outdoor…

Feb 23

RT @hettonschoolpe: Today we are hosting the boys under 13’s and 15’s Futsal tournament with a great turn out @hettonschool https://t.co/WQ…

Feb 23

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Tesco Bank Junior Players continues in North East

9 November 2017

Sunderland AFC legend Kevin Ball joined Newcastle United’s Bob Moncur and Newcastle Eagles star Drew Lasker to launch year two of Tesco Bank Junior Players.

The community sports programme last year saw over 18,500 primary school pupils from across the North East of England get fit and active by taking part in football and basketball sessions led by Foundation of Light, Newcastle United Foundation and Newcastle Eagles Community Foundation.

The three Community Foundations, in partnership with Tesco Bank and Tesco Underwriting, have combined to develop a unique sports programme which gives young people in the region the opportunity to take part in physical activity through the power of sport and receive expert tuition from highly qualified coaches.

Children from Balliol Primary School, who will be participating in the programme, attended today’s launch at Tesco Bank’s Newcastle base and were put through their paces by coaches from the respective Foundations.

Iain Harnett, Tesco Bank, Customer Service Director said: “We are delighted to continue our Junior Players programme into a second year. We focus on creating opportunities for young people and encouraging healthy choices which are aims shared with all three of the Foundations. We are a major employer in the North East and this programme allows us to give something back to the communities which have supported us.”

Steve Kingshott, Chief Executive, Tesco Underwriting said: “Working with such admired partners shows our commitment to the North East and the community in which we live and work. Our focus is to create opportunities for young people and, over the next year, we look forward to seeing thousands of children flourish while having fun.”

Jamie Wright, Foundation of Light Managing Director commented: “The renewal of the Tesco Bank Junior Players programme is a great boon to our region’s grassroots sports and the youngsters who take part in them. Thanks to Tesco Bank we’re able to continue the fantastic work from last year and help thousands more youngsters enjoy sport and the benefits of being active.”

Kate Bradley, Head of Newcastle United Foundation, said: “We are delighted to be extending our partnership with Tesco Bank, alongside the Foundation of Light and Newcastle Eagles Community Foundation.Through Tesco Bank Junior Players we’re encouraging primary school children to stay active and recognise the benefits of being involved in sport. We’re engaging with children in a fun and engaging way that will inspire them to keep active.”

Samantha Blake, Newcastle Eagles Community Foundation, said: “It’s amazing to have the opportunity once again, to partner up with Tesco Bank and a host of community driven partners to help bring our sport to children across the north east. Last year was a huge success and we look forward to helping make the coming year an even better one.”

Whilst I’m sure that some of our teams may be rivals on the pitch there’s no doubt that we’re all unified in wanting to give our youngsters a better future.

Kevin Ball, former Sunderland AFC captain

Bob Moncur, who played almost 300 games for Newcastle United, said: “A good coach is really important and it’s great that Tesco Bank is supporting the Foundation so their coaches can work with even more children from the North East who will reap the rewards.”

Drew Lasker of the Newcastle Eagles added: “Basketball is a great team sport to get kids active and have fun. It helps teach important life lessons such as fair play and teamwork, in an environment which is perfect for families!”

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