Thousands of children to benefit from The Education Network & Eagles Community Foundation

The Education Network have signed a 12 month deal with The Newcastle Eagles Community Foundation, which will see thousands of young people benefit from a special “hoops4health” programme.

The sponsorship programme has been created to support children and provide keep fit, team building skills and coordination development skills, directly from the Eagles Community Foundation Development Officer Anthony Sampson (all 7ft of him).

Deirdre L. Tozer-Hayes, General Manager of the Eagles Community Foundation said, “Eagles Community Foundation are really excited about working closely with The Education Network supporting local school children.

Our innovative partnership will support hundreds of children in Northumberland – delivering fun and practical basketball skills together with team work.

We are passionate about delivering sport in schools and The Education Network and Eagles Community Foundation are a winning team which will make a real difference to the lives of hundreds of local pupils.”

That sentiment is echoed by Wayne Daley, Partnership Manager at The Education Network who has been working on the project saying, “I am delighted that we have teamed up with one the UK’s leading basketball team community providers to deliver a fantastic scheme to support primary school children to develop a love of sport”.

The Eagles Community Foundation Development Officer, Anthony Sampson is also fully embracing the programme and will also be spending time with The Education Network, learning about the quality measures and processes they follow in placing teaching supply staff into schools.

Wayne explained, “By understanding more about the Teachers and what we do, Anthony will get an insight into the ideas generation and lesson planning sessions that Teachers create to support childrens learning.”
As part of the sponsorship, The Education Network will also be sponsoring sporting equipment and kit worn by Newcastle Eagles Coach Anthony Sampson.

To find out how your school or child can benefit from the programme, contact Wayne Daley at The Education Network on 0191 232 3780 or email

About Eagles Community Foundation

The Eagles are committed to working with the local community. In 2006 the Eagles launched the Eagles Community Foundation (ECF). The main aim of the organisation is to grow levels of sustainable basketball participation in Tyne and Wear and South East Northumberland, predominantly through the following programmes of activity:

  • The Eagles Hoops 4 Health Primary Schools programme

  • The ECF Club Development Scheme

  • The Eagles Central Venue Basketball League

  • Eagles School of Excellence

  • Eagles Tyne Met College Academy

  • Eagles Gateshead College Academy

  • Eagles Team Northumbria Elite Programmes

Find out more about these activities at Eagles Community Foundation by clicking here

About The Education Network

The Education Network was founded in 1993 and is part of the Pertemps Network Group. Over the last 20 years we have developed an unrivalled reputation as a high quality, responsive education recruitment specialist, dedicated to providing a personalised service to our clients and candidates.

We recruit all staff by Compliance + standards, which compels education recruitment companies to go beyond statutory safeguarding standards, and to aim for excellence in competency selection and service quality.

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