Brunel Shopping Centre announces sponsorship of Children’s Community Sport Programme

By Anita Jaynes on 17 January, 2014

Children of Swindon will soon benefit from increased awareness of sport thanks to a deal between The Brunel shopping centre and Swindon’s local Ice hockey team.

The Brunel shopping centre have announced they will sponsor ‘Wildcats in the Community’, the not for profit organisation linked to Swindon Wildcats Ice Hockey Team.

Jane Stewart, Marketing Manager at The Brunel said: “When I heard about the Wildcats in the Community programme I realised straight away that The Brunel should be involved in supporting this great initiative. Being based in Swindon’s town centre The Brunel is at the heart of Swindon’s community and as a business we firmly believe in supporting worthwhile local community programmes such as this.  We’re delighted to be able to help the Wildcats bring sport and healthy lifestyle messages to so many young people.”

Running since 2008, Swindon Wildcats in the Community is one of the largest community projects of its kind in the UK reaching around 350 children every week.

The financial support from The Brunel has enabled the Wildcats to take on its first Community apprentice, Robbie Pamphilon. Robbie joined the Wildcats Community team in January having been through the Wildcats Academy junior programme.

The aim of Wildcats in the Community is to develop links with children from local communities throughout the South West of England and encourage them to participate in sport and adopt healthy lifestyles.

Wildcats General Manger Steve Nell said, “It’s fantastic to have Brunel shopping centre on board as sponsor of the Wildcats Community Programme.  The partnership will allow the Wildcats to further develop the programme started in 2008 and this will increase our ability to reach out to the local community.  We’re delighted that we have been able to bring Robbie Pamphilon on board and are looking forward to a bright and successful future”.

For more information about Swindon Wildcats in the Community see, for more information about The Brunel see