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UWS Sirens join forces with NSPCC Scotland for Superhero Saturday

26th April 2018

UWS Sirens will join forces with NSPCC Scotland this weekend to host our Superhero Saturday match against Surrey Storm and to welcome home our players who starred for Scotland at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
This will be our first clash since our players returned from competing at the Commonwealth Games – and to mark the occasion we’re encouraging fans to dress up as their favourite Superhero and to donate to NSPCC Scotland.
Our UWS Sirens stars have been proudly displaying the NSPCC Scotland logo on their official team dresses this season, along with the slogan “#SpeakOutStaySafe” referring to NSPCC’s service which helps protect primary school children from abuse.
Speak Out Stay Safe gives youngsters an age-appropriate understanding of what constitutes abuse while empowering them to have the bravery to talk to a trusted adult about any worries.
This year more than 140,000 primary school pupils in 900 schools across Scotland have received the service, and with our fanbase made up largely of families and young children, together we hope to spread the message even further.
NSPCC Scotland Fundraising manager Paul Cockram said: “We’re delighted to be involved in the Superhero day on Saturday and for the continued support of the UWS Sirens.
“Our very own superhero NSPCC volunteers are delivering our ‘Speak Out Stay Safe’ programme across Scotland and this partnership helps to support them in their work to keep children safe.
“We are proud to stand alongside the UWS Sirens in our fight for every childhood and look forward to being part of their success on court for the rest of the season.”
Claire Nelson, CEO of UWS Sirens, said: “We are so much more than just a netball team in a league.
“This team represents a powerful movement in Scotland where we want to use our athletes and platform to drive meaningful change for women’s sport, to inspire the next generation to be confident enough to follow their passion and use their voices, and to be ambassadors for important causes and campaigns.
“Nine UWS Sirens stars represented Team Scotland in their most exciting campaign yet at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and we can’t wait to see the girls back on court on home soil.
“As part of the partnership with NSPCC Scotland, UWS Sirens stars will also join the charity at school assemblies across Scotland to promote the work of ‘Speak Out Stay Safe’ while also encouraging and empowering young girls to take part in sport.
“We are proud to be partnering with such an amazing charity.”
Claire Brownie, UWS Sirens and Scottish Thistles captain, said: “We’ve been working hard on the court and off the court we continue to work closely with NSPCC Scotland.
“We’re using our platform to inspire young children and to help deliver NSPCC’s #SpeakOutStaySafe assemblies that we are incredibly proud to be part of.”
Grab your tickets for our upcoming match online, and you’ll also have the chance to donate to the NSPCC at checkout.
and for more information on the charity’s work in Scotland, visit NSPCC’s website here.