Sam’s a Star!

The Sport Community once again joined forces with law firm McHale & Co to send a young athletSam Clarke Transplant Gamese to the European Transplant and Dialysis Sports Championships.

Sam Clarke, who was born with a genetic kidney disease and had a transplant in 2003 at the age of 11, won gold in petanque pairs, ten pin bowling singles, ten pin bowling pairs and team bronze in floorball hockey.

His best performance in Vantaa, Finland, came in discus where he won silver with a personal best of 21m 44.

Sam, who trained at Altrincham Athletics Club in Timperley under coach John Snape up to five times a week despite having to take 13 medications a day, competed in the M2, 18-29 years category at the games.

A team of 12 solicitors from McHale & Co ran the Manchester 10k and scaled the Three Peaks Challenge to help raise funds for Sam.

August 12th, 2016|

FK Help Inspire Yorkshire’s Youth

We were asked by the Yorkshire Sport Foundation to find companies interested in getting involved in their ‘Sport for Change Initiative’ – a project aimed at engaging young people throughout the summer holidays.FK Box P186

Construction firm FK Group – which has an office in Doncaster – agreed to help fund the scheme which has more than 50 projects up and running across South Yorkshire, providing more than 900 hours of activities for up to 2000 young people.

FK CEO Francis Keenan said: “We are always keen to support local initiatives.  Having done similar initiatives close to our other offices in Altrincham and Romford, we were keen to get involved in something local to our Doncaster office too.

“Through our relationship with The Sport Community, we heard about the Doncaster Sport for Change project, and we thought it sounded like a great project that we wanted to support and be a part of.”

August 12th, 2016|