Cameron Homes, which has its head office in Chasetown, is providing a £45,000 package to boost girls’ handball in the Midlands.
Following the success of the three-year project to engage more female pupils in the sport the company has re-affirmed its commitment by funding professional development for teachers.
“The initiative has successfully engaged with over 15 schools in the region over the last few years, boosting involvement considerably,” said Danielle Goffe-Wood of Cameron Homes.
“We have now responded to the lack of opportunities for teaching staff to develop their knowledge and understanding of this rapidly evolving sport by funding a series of training events.”
The programme is being led by Pop Popovic, England Handball Association staff coach and a former teacher.
He commented: “Handball is now a core sport at GCSE level and many teachers do not have the knowledge or experience to teach the sport confidently.
“Cameron has responded to my concerns and has provided the funding to allow courses to be delivered for teachers in the secondary sector throughout the West Midlands.
“The courses are free to all and at each course one school will also receive free equipment. There is currently no support for teachers from any examining body and this could be a life-saver for many staff teaching physical education.”
Cameron currently also supports three girls’ handball clubs, with Olympia Cannock being the current national league and cup winners at under 19 level.
Monday 2nd July 3.45 – 5.45pm at Sutton Coldfield Girls Grammar School, Jockey Road.
Thursday 5th July 3.45 – 5.45pm at Kings Heath Boys School. Hollybank Road.
Friday 6th July 1.30 – 3.30pm at Ellowes Hall Sports College, Stickley Lane, Dudley
Tuesday 10th July – 3.45 – 5.45 at Chase Terrace Technology College, Bridgecross Road
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