Antser, one of the country’s leading providers of transformational solutions to the health, education and social care sectors, has sponsored a local football club to support young people in sports.
With a Sports England report showing fewer than 10,000 children met the recommended requirement of physical activity each day in 2020 compared to 2019, the impact of the pandemic has reduced children’s access to sports, also resulting in lack of funding for services and equipment.
The Birmingham-based company has sponsored the U9s Saints Football Club for two years, a junior Solihull football team made up of children from the local area, to help provide football kit to the club who solely rely on community fundraising to keep the club running.
Matt Barnes, Head Coach at Solihull Saints FC, said:
“During the last 18 months our children have had to deal with so much and will continue to feel the consequence of the pandemic.
“Football has been their one constant and having something to look forward to, seeing their friends and doing something they love has never been more important.
“We are so thankful for Antser and their sponsorship as it will be key to making this happen. What is fantastic about this sponsorship is that Antser aligns with our ethos too, putting children at the heart of everything we do.”
Richard Dooner, CEO of Antser, said:
“We are so pleased to have been able to sponsor U9’s Solihull Saints Football Club.
“At Antser, we strive to secure better outcomes for children across the country using transformational technology, so what better way to follow in our footsteps than by helping support a local football team that relies on fundraising to make a positive impact on the lives of young people.”
With over 30 years’ experience, Antser provides better outcomes for children, adults, families, and communities by delivering training and practice using virtual reality within child protection and safeguarding, across children’s and adults’ sectors in the UK.