Warwickshire Hawks Basketball Club to use Sports Fund to train young coaches

The final winner of the Bloor Homes Community Sports Fund has been announced – and it’s Warwickshire Hawks Basketball Club!

The Club launched in 2016 and has now grown to include nearly 250 players over 15 teams, ranging in age from 6-18 years old, plus the men’s team which plays in the National League.

Bloor Homes set up the Community Sports Fund for clubs in Warwick and Leamington Spa, inviting local clubs and teams to apply for one of four £250 donations towards projects, equipment, or kit. The housebuilder set up the fund to strengthen links with the local community around its new development called The Asps off Banbury Road in Warwick.

Hawks Basketball will spend the £250 on its long-term recruitment plans, with the aim of encouraging more people into the sport and attracting more young coaches. The funds donated will be used towards the cost of training more coaches and to help secure future volunteers.

Two young coaches have already been able to book their training during half term this coming February.

Louise Whiteley, Admin Manager for Warwickshire Hawks, said: “Thanks so much to Bloor Homes, it’s super that we’ve been chosen and this will go a huge way to helping to fund our Young Coaches development.”

Michele Rose, Sales and Marketing Director for Bloor Homes’ Midlands division, said: “The competition was fierce and it was really difficult to choose our four winners, but we decided to invest in Warwickshire Hawks because they are investing in the long-term future of their Club and it members, and supporting young people with skills development and volunteering.

“We’re delighted to help the Club achieve its goals in this area and wish them all the best as they train the next generation of talent.”

In addition to Warwickshire Hawks Basketball, Bloor Homes has provided £250 each to: Cleary’s Boxing Gym towards its refurbishment chosen for its work as a hub for disadvantaged young people to have a positive experience through sport; Harbury Hornets Walking Netball for new bibs, selected as a growing club which provides a safe space for local people and encouraging anyone regardless of ability or background to get involved; and Warwick Water Polo for new caps, picked by Bloor Homes as it is a small and established club looking to regrow after the COVID lockdowns limited access to swimming pools.

To find out more about the new community Bloor Homes is building at The Asps, visit bloorhomes.com