Four Ashes Golf Centre has linked up with Wasps, the Premiership Rugby club and Netball National Champions, in becoming a chosen partner in the award-winning education and employability programme HITZ.
The association with the Coventry based club involves youngsters who are on the programme coming to Four Ashes to learn different aspects of golf, from teaching sessions on the driving range to playing Adventure Golf.
Four Ashes Golf Centre, situated in Dorridge, on the outskirts of Solihull, will also be invited to put on promotional sessions in the Wasps’ Fan Zone on Premiership Rugby match days at The Ricoh Stadium, and promotion via match day magazines. In return, Four Ashes will display promotional material for Wasps, and will be organising competitions to win tickets during the course of the season.
Four Ashes a perfect venue
“We are always looking out for great activities for the young people on our programme, where we can mix learning with taking part in fun activities, and when we came across Four Ashes we had no doubt that it was a perfect venue for us,” said Aimee Richardson, of the Wasps HITZ Community Foundation.
“Everyone at Four Ashes has been so enthusiastic, receptive and helpful since we first made the approach, and our first group of young people really enjoyed themselves, so already it’s paying dividends for us.
“It’s a fantastic facility, some of our netball players have already been along and had a great time, and we hope that our association can help promote Four Ashes to all those who come along to support our rugby and netball teams.
Using Rugby Union values
The HITZ programme works with over 2-thousand 16 to 18 year-olds across England every year, using rugby’s core values of teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship to get young people into education, training, apprenticeships and ultimately into employment. The programme is delivered nationally by England’s 12 professional rugby clubs.
Participants in the HITZ programme regularly report an increase in resilience, self-confidence and aspiration as a result of their involvement, and over 70% go on to achieve a positive progression into further education, training or employment.
For more information about HITZ visit https://www.wasps.co.uk/community/education/hitz/#.