SUPPORTING THE NEXT GENERATION

INSPIRING ATHLETES AT GRASSROOTS LEVEL

Cube is a thriving business based on the success of sport and the individual athletes that create the passion, the emotion and the loyalty of fans. Through personal experiences and engagement with many leading sports stars, we also understand and appreciate the struggle for many to turn fun amateur sport into a national or international career.

Watching our own team’s children engage in a variety of sports, and witnessing the time, effort and financial burden it takes to try and support participation at county, regional and national levels, highlights the commitment needed and the pain endured by both young athletes and their parents to gain success.

At Cube we are committed to helping sports at grassroot level. We actively engage in the local community and introduce our skills to assist in the organisation of events, tournaments and activities to support clubs. We also offer our assistance to many teams and athletes in order to help them succeed.

INSPIRED SPORTS ACTIONS

‘SCHOOLS AGAINST SEPSIS’ TOURNAMENT

There is a strong culture of rugby within the Cube group and we are blessed with three premiership clubs within close proximity of our work place. We, therefore, have plenty of opportunity to engage with these clubs and support grassroot campaigns.

Many premiership rugby clubs hold mini tournaments, training camps and competitions. The clubs use these tools to support community programmes, develop player talent and as a way of engaging young players and securing brand loyalty at an early age.

In partnership with the UK Sepsis Trust, we took a slightly different approach and engaged primary schools, those which, perhaps, wouldn’t normally have rugby as a main focus, and encouraged them to participate in a tag rugby festival based on mixed teams. Our aim was to introduce girls and boys to both a rugby taster session and to the excitement of playing in a big stadium. Hosted at Sixways, home of premiership club Worcester Warriors, the festival coincided with a Tyrrells Premiership match highlighting women in elite sport.

Several leading players from the Warriors squad attended the festival and showcased their skills, all adding to the thrill and excitement of the event. The feedback from the day was incredible, with teachers reporting that pupils had gone on to join local clubs and were requesting more rugby opportunities at school.

BEN THOMPSON – KARTING

Ben is an aspiring young motorsport enthusiast with great ambitions. Unlike many of his peers, often fully engaged in Playstation and Esport games, Ben has decided to commit to developing his skills in karting.

Starting out at a local kart centre, he entered a number of entry level competitions and progressed up the ranks. Once he started to regularly beat his father, he decided to progress to a more competitive and formalised championship and currently competes in the Tyro Junior Karting Series. He has also been doing extensive testing and coaching sessions at the Great Tew Racing Circuit, a venue managed and operated by Cube.

The move from indoor fun karts to outdoor race karts is a substantial leap and coincides with the need for additional funding and support. Ben decided, with typical enthusiasm, to set about approaching businesses for sponsorship. Cube was fortunate to be on his hit list, he had researched the directors’ bios and found that one of us had significant motorsport pedigree and interest, and rewarded him for his motivation and tenacity.

Now 12 years-old, Ben sits in on an innovation group in Cube, exploring opportunities surrounding junior karting and the arrival of E-karts.

BEN THOMPSON – KARTING

Ben is an aspiring young motorsport enthusiast with great ambitions. Unlike many of his peers, often fully engaged in Playstation and Esport games, Ben has decided to commit to developing his skills in karting.

Starting out at a local kart centre, he entered a number of entry level competitions and progressed up the ranks. Once he started to regularly beat his father, he decided to progress to a more competitive and formalised championship and currently competes in the Tyro Junior Karting Series. He has also been doing extensive testing and coaching sessions at the Great Tew Racing Circuit, a venue managed and operated by Cube.

The move from indoor fun karts to outdoor race karts is a substantial leap and coincides with the need for additional funding and support. Ben decided, with typical enthusiasm, to set about approaching businesses for sponsorship. Cube was fortunate to be on his hit list, he had researched the directors’ bios and found that one of us had significant motorsport pedigree and interest, and rewarded him for his motivation and tenacity.

Now 12 years-old, Ben sits in on an innovation group in Cube, exploring opportunities surrounding junior karting and the arrival of E-karts.

CHARLIE MAI-MANNS – WOMEN’S RUGBY

Whilst watching junior rugby matches, parents and spectators often find themselves witnessing a broad spectrum of playing abilities. Once in a while, however, a star of the future just shouts out and commands the attention. Charlie was, and is, one of these players. Cube has had the pleasure of seeing her talents develop over the years at various festivals and events.

In 2019, Charlie started playing and training at Hartpury College. She not only plays for the uni’s 1st team, she is also the understudy in the Gloucester Hartpury Premiership team and has made several appearances for England U18s.

Cube celebrates youngsters who identify a path and fully commit to achieving the best they can be. Charlie is a shining example of this. She is both competitive in nature and skilled at knowing how to command people’s attention to ensure she is given all the opportunities that are available. When Charlie is on the pitch, someone will always ask “Who is that player”? She is dynamic, fast, creative and powerful and fully alert to the opportunities that come her way in a match; opening up the opposition, scoring a try, or setting up her team mates for attack.

Charlie has the same can-do, tenacious and hard working ethic that exists in the culture at Cube. Given this, she is a Cube ambassador, bringing a real vibrancy to Cube’s grassroots support programme.