On Monday 9 February I was invited to witness how the Carlisle United Business Club (CUBC) are supporting children's football.
As part of the annual membership received, Carlisle United Business Club agreed to use some of the money towards purchasing training clothing for youngsters who form part of Carlisle United's initiative to develop young footballers in West Cumbria.
The initiative is about more than just unearthing the next Kyle Dempsey, Dave Symmington or Brad Potts[RD1] ; it is about helping the community and local area. The Whitehaven Development Centre acts as a shining beacon and offers a fantastic facility for local children to receive professional football training as well as develop other skills such as teamwork. Parents are invited to watch their children play and progress and we were glad to see how they welcomed our input.
The Carlisle United staff on-hand were so enthusiastic and passionate, for not just their football club, but also to making a difference in the local community. Myself, Roger Smith from Thomas Graham, and Steve Colyes from Prism Financials, got to see first-hand what the money generated from the Business Club gets spent on and it was, for me, a humbling and rewarding experience.
Events and initiatives like this go a long way and the Business Club is working to continuously develop in West Cumbria and I am proud to be a part of this.