Sixways Stadium has announced new multi-year tenants.

Access Educational Provision (AEP) has signed a deal to operate on site from Mondays to Fridays, beginning in June.

This company aims to provide tailored education solutions to the young people of Worcestershire, focusing on improving academic performance, behaviour and self-esteem.



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The company plans to use its partnership with the venue to engagement with youth in the area.

The co-founders of AEP, Rachael Ginger and Lisa Cashmore said: "Sixways brings a new dimension to AEP, offering inspiration, aspiration and ambition to our young people.

"To walk in the steps of sport stars who have achieved greatness, and inspired a community, is life changing for them.

"Sixways Stadium is a culmination of our ambition to provide education for all children who are struggling to thrive within the mainstream environment.

"The site provides a good location, is easily accessible and offers students a wealth of space, sporting facilities, and there is the opportunity to introduce more specialist provision such as counselling and mentoring, a sensory room, and a full sporting programme tailored towards mental health and wellbeing."

Laura Napper, director of commercial at the stadium, said: "We’re looking forward to working together with AEP and providing a safe and innovative space for their learners to develop.

"As well as a busy conference and events business, and sporting facility, we want to be able to support more impactful change within the community, and the passion that Rachael, Lisa and the rest of the team show in the work they do, is truly inspirational.”

Sixways, despite not hosting professional rugby since 2022, continues to be active, hosting football matches, entertainment events and corporate meetings.

Beth Reader, director of operations at the stadium, said: "The team at Sixways are laser-focused on the mission to rebuild a financially secure and sustainable business which is ready for the return of professional sport, including Worcester Warriors.

"The stadium is active and, in fact, thriving.

"Agreeing a multi-year lease with AEP is an exciting step forward in our journey and showcases our capabilities as a multi-purpose venue in being able to cater for a whole range of businesses and organisations.”