Crossbar's progression leads to official new name

A progressive Shropshire sports company have a new name to reflect the way they have successfully evolved since being launched five years ago.

Crossbar Coaching, formed by director Gavin Cowan, will now be officially known as Crossbar Coaching - Education In Sport.

Gavin, a former Shrewsbury Town and AFC Telford United defender, said: "Since we were established in 2008 we have grown considerably and evolved into a sports coaching company delivering sport across the curriculum as well as some alternative sports.

"We now use sport as a tool to aid all round child development in more than 30 schools across Shropshire and have seen some life changing progress in four to 19-year-olds through delivering provision the Crossbar way."

Gavin added: 'It's amazing to see how far we have come, but it doesn't surprise me. We have always strived to deliver to the highest standard and never compromised the quality of what we do in the name of growth.

"I'm very proud to do what I do especially as I see it benefits the futures of so many children regardless of whether sport is their passion.

"I speak on behalf of everyone at Crossbar as we thank each and every person who has supported us in what we do. It's been a privilege and we now look to push on again.

"We look forward to working with more and more people in the quest to use sport for the benefit of every individual that trusts in Crossbar."

Meanwhile, Crossbar will be holding their popular school holiday football courses which are run by former professional footballers at three different venues around the county during May half term.

They will be delivering three action-packed days entitled World Cup Fever 2014 at Telford's Lawley Primary School, Greenfields Primary School in Shrewsbury and Broseley C of E Primary School.

Sessions will be held from 10am-3pm between Tuesday, May 27 and Thursday, May 29.

The cost is £30 for three days or £12.50 a day while there is a discounted rate of £22.50 for all three days or £10 a day for youngsters who attend either the host schools or a Crossbar Development Centre.

Familes can take advantage of Crossbar being Ofsted registered and they also offer a childcare voucher scheme.

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