In line with Brodies’ commitment to support grassroots level sport, the Judy Murray Foundation has been named as our charity partner. Launched in 2018, the Foundation aims to bring tennis to rural and disadvantaged areas of Scotland. Its strategy is to build workforces in local communities by training parents, youth and community workers, teachers, students, young people, club members, coaches of other sports and volunteers to deliver starter coaching and competitions, in whatever space they have available.
The Foundation has been working across 7 communities to date Inc. Edinburgh, West Dunbartonshire, Inverclyde, rural Aberdeenshire, Clackmannanshire, Maryhill Glasgow and the East End of Glasgow. In each project, the Foundation is running a series of bespoke workshops and events that relate to the needs of each specific community whilst partnering with other local organisations and charities who have similar aims and values.
It’s so important to encourage children to be active and support them at grassroots level, whatever sport they want to play. The goal of the Foundation is to create opportunities for children and adults to try tennis, by building workforces in local communities and training parents, teachers, students, youth leaders and club members to deliver starter coaching and competition in whatever space is available.
Brodies recognises the importance of that investment in grassroots and so we’re delighted that the Brodies Invitational will be supporting the Foundation this year. While the event showcases world class tennis on your doorstep it is also about making tennis accessible and giving some of Scotland’s most promising juniors a chance to rub shoulders with legends of the game and compete in front of a large crowd. – Judy Murray