It is indeed an honour to be asked to pen this foreword for Cornerpost Education’s website. Our relationship with the club started 41 years ago, when we first became aware of the club’s purpose and activities through a boxing match hosted by Tamworth Roundtable.
Since then, we have worked on numerous collaborations and partnerships with the club. These include direct sponsorship deals and fund raising activities that have helped them build better facilities and add more capabilities as well as provide mentoring and advice to continue driving the club forward.
Beyond financial support, we have also hosted numerous boxing matches at our theme park and organised various events involving our staff, corporate partners and suppliers that have raised awareness about the club’s activities.
Throughout this long-standing partnership, we have been delighted to watch the club grow from strength to strength; playing a phenomenal role in the community by inspiring young people to embrace sports. Today, boxing is no longer just a hobby for these young people. It has become a means to build their confidence, improve their physical health, enhance their social skills and most importantly, drive their future aspirations.
As the club looks ahead into the coming year, I am confident that it will continue to support vulnerable young people to embrace their self-worth, discover a sense of belonging and attain the respect and acceptance that they deserve.
At Drayton Manor Park and Hotel, we believe in injecting some fun and excitement into the lives of young people, regardless of interest or capabilities. I believe that Cornerpost Education has been instrumental in providing the same and I look forward to the club’s continuing positive impact on the sport of boxing and the local community.
Chairman, Drayton Manor Theme Park & Hotel