SUPPORTING YOUNG ATHLETES IN THE COTSWOLDS
CASS & Friends achieved charity status in 2017 to offer financial and mindset support to young and aspiring athletes, aged between 12-18 living in Gloucestershire or Worcestershire and attending state schools who simply "can't afford the basics". Training, attending events, buying equipment and obtaining specialist advice can be very expensive, and there is little support available to help with the costs.
The problem is that in our local area, and indeed throughout the UK, when financially limited parents hit a stage where their children are so good at a particular sport and they start competing all over the country (and beyond) if they are going to reach their full potential, the costs become prohibitive in some cases. This happens all without the back up of prize money and so the parents have to pay for experience, via coaching and new and up to date equipment is always a necessity. CASS & Friends identifies such children and provides the necessary financial support for coaching and equipment to help them succeed.
In addition, for our athletes aged 15 and above we offer an 8 week “Sporting Success Mindset Programme” which covers aspects such as goals, beliefs, values, affirmations, energy balance, motivation and worries (lifestyle, recovery, nutrition, stress from social media etc etc). The last two weeks focus on realising that above the joy of winning and competing, sport is a great opportunity to learn valuable personal development characteristics. These will help the athletes with their friends / family and in reaching their highest potential in life. We look at what skills they can transfer from their sport into their life and how they can develop a strong self-confidence coming from high levels of self-esteem and self-belief.
Getting the right nutrition advice is key to achieving success in sport so our athletes all have access to dietician Claire Fudge at 4thdiscipline. Equally important is Strength & Conditioning and Physiotherapy so we have partnered with Ben Young and James Clapp from ARC Performance based in Cheltenham.
Being inspired is another piece of the jigsaw; and our Ambassador is professional triathlete Nikki Bartlett and our Patron is Eddie the Eagle.
Kayla Wins 5 Gold Medals at Major Championships
Funding from the Jockey Club and Cheltenham Races
Local News Article
Party at Balcarras School - for tickets click the link below
Run Through Club Features CASS & Friends
Race Night at East Glos Tennis Club
Trustee Fiona Carter runs London Marathon for CASS & Friends
Golf Fundraising Day at Broadway Golf Club
Interview with Adam Gemili
CASS & Friends run bake sale at the Evesham 10k
CASS & Friends partner with SportsAid
4thdiscipline nutrition webinar for the athletes
SportsAid Partners with CASS & Friends
Local Company Emsea Ltd becomes our corporate sponsor
Fundraising Dinner at Russells in Broadway
Tuesday November 16th.
Fundraising Golf Day at Broadway Golf Club
Friday October 22nd. For more information please email
BBC Radio Gloucestershire Interview
With founder Fiona Carter and Boxer Millie Short
Community Event with Eddie the Eagle
Eddie entertained us all at East Glos tennis club on Saturday evening.
Golf Day at Broadway Golf Club with Eddie the Eagle
Friday September 11th
Charity Backing Young Athletes
Members of CASS & Friends receive their grant from Sir Henry Elwes
Plea for Sponsorship of gifted triathlete Casarena Ferreira
We wish Cas every success in making her dream of going to the Olympics come true.
Aimee wins Regional Title
Aimee is the new U16 West Midlands regional champion.
Call for Sponsorship for Athletes
Sponsors can help by providing a one off donation, monthly donation, sponsor an athlete or a specific sport or sponsor an event.
Famous Skier to Host Q&A
A SKIER who became the first to represent Great Britain at the Olympics in his field in 60 years will be at an Evesham school for a film showing.