Coventry-based Dunlop Aerospace Braking Systems is getting behind a West Midlands Police crime prevention initiative that will take place on Wednesday to encourage local children to become proactively engaged in sport.
Organised by PC Eddie Massey at Stoney Stanton Road police station and sponsored by Positive Activities and the Youth Offending Service, the initiative will see teams of 10 and 11-year-olds from 16 local schools take part in an all-day tag rugby tournament that will be held at the Meggitt group company's sports ground.
Dunlop Aerospace Braking Systems will award a commemorative medal to all of the 250 children who take part, and the company will also provide the winning school with a trophy to celebrate its achievement.
"The event has been open to every primary school in Coventry," said PC Massey. "Since October last year, coaches have visited 12 schools every week to help the children train and prepare for this tournament. This is the third year of the event, and we expect 250 children from 24 teams to take part."
"We have had great support and feedback from the community and the children, and I am hoping that we can make this an annual event that is included in the school calendar."
Dunlop Aerospace Braking Systems is delighted to be involved. "We applaud this initiative and PC Massey's hard work and commitment to helping children positively channel their energies and interests," said the company's Managing Director, David Johnson.
"We welcome the event to our facilities, and by providing the medals and trophy we want to play our part in making the tournament a success."
The winning team, which will also be awarded with a rugby kit, will be put forward to attend a national competition that takes place in July.
Notes to editors
Dunlop Aerospace Braking Systems is a Meggitt group company, with headquarters in Coventry, UK.
The company provides a host of wheel and braking products and services to the aerospace industry and it has a history in the marketplace stretching back almost 100 years. The company has an annual turnover of over $150 million and employs over 900 people worldwide.
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