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The First Borrower - Rugby Coaching for Children

The first loan by Purple Shoots has been to Little Stars Rugby, owned and run by Anthony Dunne. The business was born out of his desire to create a high quality weekly rugby coaching programme for children aged 2-7. He is passionate about coaching and developing children. His programmes aim to improve their motor skills, co-ordination, balance and movement as well as developing their social and physical skills such as interaction with others, teamwork, listening and discipline. The business launched with five venues throughout South Wales (Cardiff, Newport, Risca, Cwmbran and Abergavenny) and after the first year, added two more (Blackwood and Caldicot). The programme engages both the children and their parents, encouraging them to have fun together. Every class has a qualified lead and assistant coach and a pack of kit and equipment. The business is doing well and its primary focus is the families and communities it serves. Anthony says:

‘  I would like to say a BIG thank-you to Karen and Purple Shoots for providing a small business loan to help us grow our organisation. Thanks to Purple Shoots we have been able to invest in the infra-structure of our business, launch an additional 3 new venues throughout Wales as well as employ more individuals which means we can make a real difference to local communities. Thanks Karen!’

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