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Bristol Energy to support Forever Sport primary school programme

Bristol Sport Foundation is delighted to announce Bristol Energy as the sponsor of its flagship programme, Forever Sport for the 2017/18 academic year.

The Foundation has teamed up with the national gas and electricity company to help thousands of children discover the power of sport through high-quality coaching both in and out of school.

Owned by Bristol City Council, Bristol Energy is one of a new breed of energy companies that will reinvest its profits back into its local community.

The Forever Sport programme will work in 30 primary schools across the city throughout the 2017/18 school year.

Bristol Sport Foundation chief community officer, Ben Breeze, said: “We are delighted to start working in partnership with Bristol Energy. 

“This partnership will enable the Foundation to add additional resource to our biggest programme, enabling an even better experience for young people from across Greater Bristol. 

“We also look forward providing volunteer and training opportunities with Bristol Energy staff through the Foundation’s new Nascence Project.”

Forever Sport programme manager, Tom Monks, said: “Forever Sport is right at the centre of Bristol Sport Foundation’s work on increasing participation.

“By providing high quality PE lessons and after school clubs, we aim to equip large numbers of primary school children with the skills and confidence to access and enjoy a wide range of sports.

“The partnership with Bristol Energy will allow us to inspire more children to be healthy, participate in sport and become lifelong supporters of Bristol City, Bristol Rugby and the Bristol Flyers."

“This partnership will enable the Foundation to add additional resource to our biggest programme, enabling an even better experience for young people from across Greater Bristol."

Ben Breeze, chief community officer

Peter Haigh, managing director of Bristol Energy, said: “We’re passionate about using our energy to make a positive difference in our home city - and giving children the chance to find a sport they love could be life-changing.

“We’re also pleased to be able to give parents the chance to benefit too. If your child attends a Forever Sport school, we will give them a free term of after school sport when you switch your gas and electricity supply to Bristol Energy.”

Bristol Energy and Bristol Sport Foundation have set up a number of ways to benefit from the new partnership.

Parents of children at a Forever Sport school can access a term of free after school sports activity* if they switch using a specific code. More information about how this works can be found on the Bristol Energy website.

Anyone keen to support the Forever Sport programme can opt for Bristol Energy to donate up to £30 on their behalf when they switch.

Fans of Bristol Flyers or Bristol Rugby can switch for the chance to win a VIP day out with their favourite Bristol team.

*half a term of after school sport per fuel, a full term for both a gas and electricity switch.