Did you know that Barclays has been sponsoring the Premier League for 15 years now? They then became title sponsor in 2004 and in doing so, they also made a commitment with the Football Foundation (the largest sports charity in the UK) to set up sports sites for young people. The result of that over the last decade is investment of £40 million in Barclays Spaces for Sports and over 200 sports sites have been set up around the country, largely in deprived inner city areas. All are used for grassroots sports and engage millions of young people.
My husband and my son follow football and we all didn’t realise Barclays has done so much for young people and football. For example, they have also invested heavily in employability programmes for the young, most recently Barclays Premier League Works, with 17 Clubs now using football as the catalyst to get young people trained and ready for work.
After proudly championing this generation of football for 15 seasons, Barclays are now celebrating by giving away yet more extraordinary Barclays Premier League experiences for all the family.
As well as tickets, the other amazing experiences up for grabs include the once in a lifetime chance to present the Barclays Premier League Trophy to the champions, a trophy visit at your child’s school or the chance to become a Mascot.
My son would love to have a Barclays’ football experience. He’d also be delighted and so proud if he could get the trophy to his school. My husband would love to present the trophy to the champions – will Leicester stay top or will Tottenham claw back the deficit?
Barclays have made a series of short films where you can learn more about how they have made an impact to so many people and in another video, Ian Wright and last year’s trophy presentation winner Rachel Key talk about their own trophy experiences. You can watch the videos here:
I find it quite inspiring to know how much Barclays have positively impacted the lives of many people and how you can enter. The competitions are really in ‘the spirit of the game’ and we will be entering to see if we can get lucky! Make sure you get your entries in soon!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Barclays.