Esports Breakfast Club to Launch in Birmingham
Team Norse Thunder's new esports breakfast club is set to help hundreds of people from across Birmingham get a great start to their day after receiving funding to launch.
The club will welcome people from across the city and beyond with a range of healthy breakfast options and opportunities to play games as they have fun and make new friends alongside esports players who represent the team.
Thunder's esports breakfast club will be open every Saturday and Sunday morning at the team's base in The Exchange opposite Birmingham City Library, but full details on the launch date and opening times will be announced shortly via social media.
The project is being supported by The Wisdom Factory CIC - a technology firm based in The Jewellery Quarter that also supports community projects through an annual grant fund.
Speaking about the launch of the club, Team Norse Thunder's Dave Scotford said: "We all know that breakfast is a really important meal - it gets people set up for the day. But when you read things in the news that talks about 50% of school-aged children skipping it and that's up from 30% back in 2010, something's wrong, and we're going in the wrong direction.
"With the cost of living crisis that's affecting so many people right now, how do we have any kind of platform to fight that direction of travel? Parents are skipping meals to make sure their children are fed. Our big focus as a team has always been about bringing people together and that's what this new esports breakfast club is about.
"The work that Marcus Rashford and thousands of people like him did to help make sure school children were supported by the government when they needed it most laid the foundations for projects like ours to happen that's massively inspiring."