Everton’s charity links with a new network
Everton in the Community is joining forces with a new Liverpool-based sport and networking company.
Contact Sport – which provides ‘feel good networking’ as well as corporate sports opportunities – is offering access to a range of health and wellbeing resources.
Everton Football Club’s official charity will be providing various services to Contact Sport members. “We’re absolutely delighted that EitC have come on board as a partner,” said Rosie Kenyon, managing director of marketing agency Kenyons and co-founder of Contact Sport.
“We want to be able to offer a range of services promoting corporate health and wellbeing, alongside our business networking programme, and Everton in the Community’s outstanding programmes will be a real resource for organisations to tap into.”
Everton’s Michael Salla, Director of Health and Sport, said: “Linking with Contact Sport will help us work with the City Region’s business community and show organisations large and small how we can support them.
“We’ll be pleased to provide a range of services including mental health awareness training, bespoke teambuilding workshops and motivational talks from speakers with a range of backgrounds.”
Contact Sport is officially launching next month in Liverpool. A series of events is planned to help people build their business networks – and Contact Sport will also be offering advice and support to organisations across the City Region around health and wellbeing, and promoting sport and exercise in the business community.
“There’s something for everyone, with events ranging from indoor socials with pool and table tennis to city walks or treks in the hills, from paddleboarding to go-karting, yoga to tennis. The events are designed to give businesspeople a way to look after themselves as well as their business interests,” said Rosie Kenyon.
“And as well as taster sessions in sports people may not have tried, we’ll be organising events around golf, football, cricket – featuring coaching as well as competition, all with the aim of making networking feel good.”
For information on membership and upcoming events with Contact Sport, visit www.contact-sport.co.uk where the events calendar will be continually updated.
For more information, contact Rosie Kenyon at 07944341749
A picture is attached which shows (L-R): Sarah Atherton, Neighbourhood Manager at Everton in the Community; Rosie Kenyon, Managing Director at Kenyons and Co-Founder of Contact Sport; Michael Salla, Director of Health and Sport at Everton in the Community; Jon Fell, Operations Manager at Contact Sport; Steve Johnson, Disability Manager at Everton in the Community.
Everton in the Community is one of the UK’s top sporting charities and is considered one of the Premier League’s leading community schemes due to the quality and reach of its programmes.
EitC delivers more than 40 programmes a year. Its social programmes tackle issues such as mental health, employability, dementia, education, disability, poverty and homelessness.
The charity’s programmes support people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds from over 130 venues across the city region.
The charity was the first Premier League community arm to address mental health as a targeted development programme in 2008 with the introduction of ‘Imagine Your Goals’.
Working alongside Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, the success of this programme led to the development of a series of mental health programmes, offering support to the whole community.
For more information on Everton in the Community, visit www.evertoninthecommunity.org