Date: Wednesday 04 November 2015
Westgate Badminton Centre in Winchester, which is home to Westgate Performance Centre and Hampshire Badminton Association, has received a generous sponsorship from us that will help improve players’ performance.
Our West London and Southern Counties regional businesses have teamed up to donate £6,000 to the club to fund new equipment and cover the cost of training sessions and tournaments.
Kathryn Hurrell, Westgate Performance Centre Squad Coach and Coaching Co-ordinator and Junior County Head Coach at Hampshire Badminton Association, says: “Taylor Wimpey’s donation will be used to cover essential costs that will help benefit our players.
“The money will provide new kit for all of our county and performance centre teams, as well as contribute towards the costs of sending some of our players to compete in the Slovenia International 2015 tournament, which takes place in December.
“Our trips are usually self-funded by players, so it’s extremely helpful to receive this donation as it will contribute towards covering some of the costs for us to travel.”
Westgate Badminton Centre trains children aged from six through to adults, with approximately 150 members in total.
“This sponsorship will enable us to improve the diversity of our training for our players,” says Kathryn. “By purchasing new exercise equipment we can continue to help our players improve their physical fitness.
“Everyone will benefit from this sponsorship, as we will use the money to purchase equipment that allows us to tailor the training sessions towards each age group.”
Our sponsorship will be providing new hooded tops and T-shirts for players to wear to matches and tournaments to represent the club, adorned with the Taylor Wimpey logo.
Kathryn adds: “It’s great to have new kit as it makes everyone feel part of a team and it’s really nice that everyone can now have their own kit, as before we had to borrow it.
“This donation from Taylor Wimpey means we can now invest more in our players and give them more experiences to develop their skills.
“At Westgate Performance Centre and Hampshire Badminton Association it’s really important that everyone has a chance. We help everyone from beginner level to those who are competing for England.
“This is a brilliant opportunity and to be dealing with such a big company is really exciting. The benefits from this sponsorship will be passed on to our players, and we have a good working relationship with Taylor Wimpey and we hope to continue this in the future.”
Emma Jones, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey West London, says: “We’re delighted to offer this donation to Hampshire Badminton Association and be able to help them work towards achieving their goals.”
Fiona Creed, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey Southern Counties, adds: “We feel it’s very important to invest in the communities in which we build our homes, and helping to improve the standard of sport is really worthwhile.”