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 sport at grassroots 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.

OUR NEXT GENERATION SUPPORT

WOMEN’S RUGBY

Charlie Mae-Manns & Jess Wiesheu

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Charlie Mae-Manns

Whilst watching junior rugby matches, parents and spectators often find themselves witnessing a broad spectrum of playing abilities. Once in a while, however, future stars just shout out and command the attention. Charlie and Jess were, and are, two of these players. Cube has had the pleasure of seeing their talents develop over the years at various festivals and events.

Both girls played in the junior teams at Worcester and made several appearances for England U18s.

In 2019, Charlie joined Hartpury College and now plays for Gloucester Hartpury Premier15s team.

Jess, meanwhile, was a member of the Worcester Warriors squad and after being accepted at Durham University in 2020 she has been awarded a contract with the premiership team DMP Sharks.

Cube celebrates youngsters who identify a path and fully commit to achieving the best they can be. Charlie and Jess are shining example of this. They both have the same can-do, tenacious and hard working ethic that exists in the culture at Cube. Given this, they are both Cube ambassadors, bringing a real vibrancy to Cube’s grassroots support programme.

We can’t wait to see what the future holds for them both!

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Jess Wiesheu

‘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.