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New Machine for Christchurch FC


We have a lovely relationship with Christchurch Football Club who have supported us in many ways since we lost Stevie, so it was a pleasure for us to be able to support them by purchasing an Ultrasound machine to aid their injured players recovery from the Junior age groups up to the Senior team. 

Tony is pictured in front of Stevie's Stand presenting the machine to the clubs Life-President Dawn Page, 1st team manager Ollie Cherrett and his 2 son's both of whom play for XFC's junior teams. Also pictured are fellow Trustees Robin Osborne and Mick Ryan.

SBF Stash for Oaks


It might have been inclement weather and the pitches quagmire-like but it didn't stop the boys & girls of Oakmeadians Rugby Club 'enjoying' the conditions to have full training sessions and matches this morning at Meyrick Park.


Tony was pleased to be invited along to meet the Under 14's in their new SBF sponsored kit this morning.

SBF Continues Support for Victoria Education Centre


Our wonderful partnership with Victoria Education Centre continues to flourish after we purchased another 10 sports wheelchairs to enable the kids there to play high speed games such as Netball, Basketball, Football & Rugby. 


Special thanks go to the organisers and participants of the Gary Beale Golf Day which contributed over £4,000 towards to the cost of these amazing chairs. 


We were joined at the presentation by:


• Nick Excell, organiser of the Gary Beale Golf Day

• Gary's wife, daughter & grandchildren

• Mark Freeman who climbed Mount Snowdon to help buy another chair. 

Martin Cook, PE Teacher at Victoria Education Centre, told us:


"This will change & improve the health of all the children as well as their posture from having to move from their usual (& cumbersome) day chairs to a sports model and the kids cannot wait to have extra sports lessons at lunchtime & afterschool now!"

World Champs for Theo


We are delighted to be able to help GB Junior Canoe Slalom hopeful, Theo Lunny, realise his dream to win a World Championship medal in Krakow, Poland this year after buying him a top of the range C1 canoe to replace his 6 year old one! 

Theo, who lives in Brighton trains 6 days a week & travels 3 times a week to the Olympic Slalom course at Lee Valley Whitewater. He also competes most weekends in his quest to make the GB team and he recently finished 6th in his old canoe in the Junior selection event so hopefully the new canoe will improve his chances of sporting success!

Special Thanks from England Petanque Coach


A nice thank you message from an England Pentanque Coach Tom Wilson who we recently supported with equipment : "Pétanque is a sport played in over seventy countries around the world. It can be played socially between groups of friends, or it can be a very competitive sport and will feature in future Olympic Games. It is a game that is easy to learn but hard to master...

New Milton Girls Sport New SBF Kits


An absolute pleasure to meet the New Milton FC Girls Unders 11's team wearing their brand new SBF kit today before they beat a plucky Andover Shooters in the Hants County 2 Youth league where both teams displayed a lot of skill & endeavour on a very frosty morning.


Good luck Girls for the season!

FEATURE: Ambassador Geva's Perfect Year!

Massive Congratulations go to to our most recently appointed ambassador, Geva Mentor, who was this week voted the Worlds Best Netballer in a shortlist which also contained 4 of her England Roses team mates!


This capped a phenomenal year for Mentor, a Commonwealth Gold Medal winner with England after beating the Aussies with the last play of the game in the Final. Alongside her team mates, Geva also won 2 BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards and was a key member of the team who were crowned Australian Suncorp Super Netball league champions...again!


Let's hope 2019 is as good!

Muscliff Park Junior Petanque Club Starts Rolling


Early in 2018 the Foundation’s gift of twelve sets of junior boules enabled Bournemouth’s only petanque club, Muscliff Park, to realise their ambition of creating a Junior section. The Club’s qualified coaches offered sessions to local scout groups and schools and hosted a series of popular Petanque in the Park sessions during the summer holidays.

Their Junior section is now six strong and all of the youngsters have qualified for the Petanque England White Award. One of them, 14 year old Sam Rattue, has already won a trophy at a regional event and represented the Club in a senior League match – just three months after taking up the game.

We are delighted to see such early success in this venture and are also most grateful to the Club for their gift of £50 towards our fund raising. What goes around clearly comes around!

Primary Schools Leadership Academy Winners!


We had another set of amazing and well thought out plans from a multitude of Primary Schools in our Bronze Ambassador Leadership contest where teams of children had to plan and implement fitness programmes to get their fellow students more active & more aware of their eating habits.


After a lot of consideration, the winning 5 schools were selected : St James-project Fitness Friday, Winton Primary-project Busy Ball Park, Elm Academy-project Activate Elm, St Martins-project 5 minute march and Moordown St Johns-project Kids Club. 
A Big 'Well Done' to all of the schools that entered.

A Real Life Hero


Every once in a while we get to meet some real determined and stubborn characters, real life heroes and people who inspire us to do more in life than we did previously. Well, this lady is most certainly one of those people! We first met Gemma Mitchell when she applied for the funding of a Boccia Ramp & a set of Boccia Balls to enable her to play this sport and through a lot of effort of trying/failing/trying/failing she succeeded in playing Boccia without the ramp!! This alone was a magnificent effort but Gemma wasn't content with that, she then entered the National Championships in Sheffield and won the silver medal!


She was on a roll now and with our funding she applied to become a qualified level 1 coach, which of course she passed with flying colours, then she set up a Boccia Club at Victoria Community Boccia Club which is thriving, helping lots of kids to play this enjoyable inclusive sport. And now to put some icing on the cake, she has just won the BBC South Sports Personality of the Year's Unsung Hero Award which will be shown on TV next Thursday.


We salute you Gemma Mitchell a true hero in life and in sport! xx

FEATURE: Back to Bayeux

Wow! Where do we start? 26 riders including 5 people who amazingly hadn’t ridden more than 20 miles before all assembled at Poole Docks very early on Wednesday 6th June to load their bikes onto the Hendy Group sponsored vans.


We landed in Cherbourg mid-afternoon to a cold & breezy welcome knowing that we had 35 miles of hilly terrain to get to the first campsite where our 4 man back up team (BUT boys) had driven ahead to erect our tented village in St Symphorian le Valois on the western coast of Normandy...

Support for Sunbeam


We are so pleased to have been able to help the Sunbeam Swimming Club for the Disabled in Horsham by supplying the funding for a very keen volunteer, Albert Aldridge to qualify as a level 1 swimming teacher. This thriving club has over 30 members who have special educational needs and/or disability (SEND)ranging from 8 years old up to adults. Albert who has been volunteering at Sunbeam for over 2 years can now help the youngsters to learn how to swim, work towards their swimming badges, train for fitness and to improve their technique so they can possibly enter competitions. So well done to Albert and to all at Sunbeam SC.

Wheelchair Basketball Backed by SBF


Congratulations to Jade Allen of the Sussex Wheelchair Basketball Club Tigers who has now qualified as a Level 1 and Level 2 coach, thanks to your generous donations! This club which is based in Brighton encourages players from all over the county to enjoy the sport of basketball

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