United involved in new scheme with unipart
Unipart Group, one of Europe’s leading full service logistics providers, is today launching ‘The Talent Factory’ - a national sports-based programme designed to identify and nurture talent in young people.
Working with Oxford United in Oxfordshire, Coventry Rugby Club in Warwickshire and Doncaster Rovers in Yorkshire the programme will encompass a range of programmes working with local schools to identify and develop both sports and life skills in young people and to promote sport as a key part of a healthy lifestyle.
The programme aims to connect with up to 200 schools in the three regions and will use young sports ambassadors from our partner organisations to run a programme of educational and sports activities with local schools over the next 12 months.
Commenting on the programme, Paul Brooks Sales Director Unipart Logistics said:
“Unipart has a strong commitment to investing and developing the communities in which we operate. We employ over 2000 people in each of these areas and we see The Talent Factory as an ideal way of connecting with and developing the talents of young people – our employees of the future.
“We have always encouraged our employees to get involved with community activities. It is in all our interests to be part of a strong and healthy community and it provides excellent opportunities for developing our employees. We hope to get as many of our employees involved in The Talent Factory as possible.”
Owen Clarke, Business Development Manager of Oxford United said of the new programme:
“Unipart Logistics has a strong relationship with Oxford United as the sponsor of our Youth Academy and we are delighted to support this new initiative. It is an ideal way for both the club and Unipart to connect with young people and to find and develop their talents for the future.
Oxford United has a high profile in the local community and this new programme will bring many benefits for the community and the organisations involved.”