Date published: 25/04/2014
Barclays says Thank you to community heroes with exclusive day at Hull City
Hull City manager Steve Bruce and midfielder Tom Huddlestone entertained a group of grassroots coaches at the KC Stadium on Tuesday (April 22) for an exclusive event as Barclays Premier League title sponsor Barclays thanked the coaches for their commitment to the local community.
The group, a mixture of coaches from the Dorchester and Wymserley Barclays Spaces for Sports sites and the Eastmount Football Foundation facility, met Bruce and Huddlestone for a unique Q&A session that saw the duo answering questions on the Barclays Premier League season and passing on coaching tips to the group. The guests then enjoyed lunch and had a private tour of the stadium.
Dorchester and Wymserley are two of 200 community sports sites that Barclays has built with partners the Football Foundation. The coaches at these sites do valuable work in the community to make football possible, and for this reason were chosen by Barclays for the special reward.
David Wheldon, Managing Director of Brand, Reputation, Citizenship & Marketing at Barclays, commented: “This season Barclays is saying thank you to community heroes across the UK who help make the Barclays Premier League what it is today. Grassroots football would not exist without the dedicated volunteers and coaches who give up their time to run football sessions. This group of coaches really deserve this day out as a thank you for their dedication and hard work.”
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/barclaysfootball and join the conversation to thank community heroes with #YouAreFootball.
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