Sports clubs across the UK have the chance to win up to £3,000 in funding and a training session with ex-England international rugby star James Haskell, thanks to Greene King’s Proud to Pitch In initiative. 

Haskell will be available to showcase his skills and share his tips on how to maximise sporting community and team spirit to enhance the experience of playing grassroots sports.

To win the training session with James Haskell, clubs must visit the Greene King website and fill out the form here.

The competition will run throughout February and winners will be announced at the start of March. Applicants are also encouraged to apply for the Proud to Pitch in funding.

Ilkley Gazette: James Haskell has teamed up with Greene King for their Proud to Pitch In initiative (Greene King)James Haskell has teamed up with Greene King for their Proud to Pitch In initiative (Greene King)

Since its launch, Greene King has now increased the number of its managed pubs and free trade sites taking part in Proud to Pitch In to 1,800.

This is up from 339 in 2021, with 10p from every pint of Greene King IPA sold in participating sites donated to provide the funds for the initiative.

James Haskell spoke on the project and said: “Local clubs are an essential part of the sporting landscape here in the UK. They’re the best place to spot future talent, and what’s more, they have a profound impact on mental and physical wellbeing in the local community. 

“I’m so excited to be involved with the Greene King IPA Proud to Pitch In initiative and look forward to seeing how these grants help clubs in dire need of further funding. I also cannot wait to be digging my boots out again and hopefully sharing some advice and knowledge to whichever deserving club wins.”