Junior Players

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Tesco Bank Junior Players is our first sport coaching programme that is focused on supporting children in the North East of England and forms a unique partnership between Tesco Bank, Tesco Underwriting, Sunderland’s Foundation of Light, Newcastle United Foundation and Newcastle Eagles Community Foundation.

The programme has provided over 20,000 children in the North East the opportunity to get involved in physical activity and encourage them to lead a healthy and active lifestyle through coaching with our programme partners. 

Additionally we are able to give once in a lifetime opportunities to colleagues and their children, such as Tyler who was a mascot at the Newcastle United v Watford game in November 2017.

We are proud that players from each clubs’ Foundation have appeared as part of the programme including, Ayoze Perez (Newcastle United), Duncan Watmore (Sunderland AFC) and Fab Flournoy, Drew Lasker and Joe Hart (Newcastle Eagles). To celebrate the launch of the 2nd year of the programme club legends Bobby Moncur (Newcastle United) and Kevin Ball (Sunderland) met local school children and Superfans at the Tesco Bank office.