The Nottingham brings financial planning to Nottingham Forest's academy
West Bridgford Branch Manager Liam Harrison impressed Nottingham Forests U16’s with his recent financial presentation. He visited the Nigel Doughty Academy to talk to the scholars about budgeting, saving, debt and living costs whilst building on the partnership between Nottingham Forest and The Nottingham Building Society.
The Nottingham and Nottingham Forest have been in partnership since 2006 when the Nottingham Forest Saver account was developed. The Nottingham gives the equivalent of 1% of balances saved in the account each year to the Nottingham Forest Academy, netting over £240,000 in 2014. Because of this relationship, it felt natural to give some financial tips to the academy’s scholars.
To keep the boys engaged, Liam made sure to pepper the presentation with plenty of jokes, and conducted group activities to get the players thinking and talking about finances. Liam was keen to pitch the information in a way that was both fun and informative.
A highlight of the talk was asking the scholars to plan and research the costs for either a luxury or budget trip to Berlin to see the Champion’s League finals. The ‘luxury team’ enjoyed researching 5* hotels, and expensive cars to rent, whilst the ‘budget team’ decided to cut costs by eating fast food and walking everywhere.
The young athletes all said they had fun and learned something new. Liam was asked back to do another presentation for the U18’s, so he evidently made a positive impression!