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Tesco Bank Junior Players

Tesco Bank Junior Players is a community sports programme which will see 15,000 primary school pupils from across the North East of England take part in football and basketball sessions led by the Foundation of Light, Newcastle United Foundation and Newcastle Eagles Community Foundation.

The three club’s Community Foundations, in partnership with Tesco Bank and Tesco Underwriting, have combined to develop a sports that will give young people in the region the opportunity to not only take part in physical activity, but to receive expert tuition from highly qualified coaches. This flagship programme is first time the three Foundations have collaborated on such a project.

Iain Harnett, Tesco Bank, Managing Director, Operations said:

“We are thrilled to expand our community programme into the North East of England with this fantastic programme. We focus on creating opportunities for young people and encouraging healthy choices which are objectives shared with all three of the Foundations. We are a major employer in the North East and this programme allows us to give something back to the communities which have supported us.”

Samantha Blake from our Newcastle Eagles Community Foundation, said: “We are excited that Tesco Bank have invested in our young people’s sporting future. The support will provide more than 15,000 young people a new sporting experience. The Eagles Community Foundation look forward to building a new partnership with Tesco bank whilst delivering alongside Foundation of Light and Newcastle United Foundation.”

Eagles Player/Coach Fab Flournoy said: “Its always fantastic to teach young people about the sport I love playing and I hope they find as much enjoyment from the game as I do.”

Watch a fantastic video from of over 500 Newcastle primary school pupils taking to the Eagles’ home courts as part of the first Tesco Bank Junior Players day:


TBJP Basketball tournament – media release

TBJP Basketball Finals – media release