Charitable Partner of
Leamington Football Club
Welcome to the Brakes Community Foundation CIO.
Our aim is to use our skills and partnership with Leamington FC to benefit the community in the town and surrounding areas through, sports and physical activity.
We want to promote more and wider community participation in healthy recreational pursuits. Advancing the education and skills of the community, especially reaching the most disadvantaged and those who need support to reach their potential.
Our objective is to become the beating heart of our local area. Helping to inspire community power in order to raise the aspirations of our entire community.
“Firstly, let me begin by saying how much enjoyment the children have got out of their sessions! The sessions are very well delivered, the children are not sat waiting for activities to begin, and follow the instructions given.”
Mrs McCrickard, St Josephs Catholic Primary School
“We would like to thank you for the support they have provided for our children through the vitality fitness work. On returning to school, it became apparent that many pupils had missed the routines of school and an active life. The project allowed us to help them quickly, and in a fun and engaging way, build those skills back up.”
Julie Wallace, Headteacher, St Joseph’s Catholic Primary, Whitnash
“We have been most impressed with how well-trained and professional your staff are and their absolute passion for improving fitness and developing positive lifelong habits. Our very own school sports coaches have also been inspired by your staff and how the impact of the programme.”
Sukie Owers, Executive Head Teacher, The Federation of Briar Hill Infant and St Margarets CE Junior School, Whitnash
“All of the work your team has done will undoubtedly lay the foundations for our children to understand why a healthy and active lifestyle should be part of everyone’s everyday life. Many of the children have said how much they have enjoyed your activities and would wish to continue. We just need to ensure this rubs off on all of the staff too! The teachers have also reported that the children’s concentration has improved following your sessions . So much so , that we have built into our daily timetable 15 minutes of physical activity prior to their maths or literacy sessions. The sessions that you ran, were motivating, well managed and enjoyed by all who had the opportunity to participate.”
Julie Miles, Head Teacher, Clapham Terrace Community Primary and Nursery School
“In terms of behavioural development, children who struggle within the class academically and socially, really thrived during our sports sessions. They were focussed and engaged to the extent they wanted to do extra sessions with the coaches. The sessions provided an environment of calm and physical focus for those children who do struggle on a day to day basis.”
Staff, Kingsway Primary School, Leamington Spa