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Matthew’s training, coaching and attendance at competitions would not be possible if it was not for the generous support of his sponsors and supporters.
Thank you to everyone, especially the following:
Oakwood Climbing Centre
“The earth and everything in it belongs to God.” Psalm 24:1.
Oakwood has over 15 years of story behind it. The ‘Oakwood’ brand has been creating change in the community, providing physical, social and spiritual challenges for those that come through its gates. Our underpinning motivation to stay here for so many years, is to serve our community as Christians.
Oakwood Climbing Centre is a new addition to the site, built with excellence in mind. All the materials used, aim to reinforce this ethos. The facility is built for purpose, offering as much space as possible with careful thought about training areas and our competition wall.
Our route setting is another extension of our aim for excellence. All route setting is externally led by Ben West using only route setters who operate at the highest competition level.
Finally, our facility is being built for customer comfort. The whole site is professionally cleaned each day before we open and offers underfloor heating in the welcoming reception and café areas.
As Matthew’s Home Centre Oakwood support Matthew training and coaching.
Just Kampers, was established in 1989 and, is a well-known brand in the Campervan industry. Principally a supplier and manufacturer of parts for VW’s it caters for vehicles from the early beetle right through to the latest T6. As well as supplying mechanical parts, it also holds a full range of conversion parts and camping and leisure products. Their aim is to allow those of you with a passion for adventure the most wonderful way of travelling to and staying in the places that allow you to realise those dreams. They are inspired by the outdoors and the people that enjoy their passions within it.
We are exceptionally proud to sponsor Matt and have the pleasure of knowing him personally. We have been continually inspired by Matt’s attitude to training, competitions and his ability to move past and control fear. He stands out as a talented, dedicated and confident climber who we are sure will go from strength to strength. We are honoured to support him over the next year and wish him every success.
Just Kampers supports Matthew cover some of his competition costs for the year.
At GoZero we love our planet and we love travel. We could never compromise on either. We see a future where we connect people through sustainable travel. That’s why we created a travel network powered by 100% renewable energy. A network designed to take passengers on a journey so relaxing, they fall in love with travel once again. Love Earth, love travel, GoZero.
We are so incredibly proud and excited to sponsor Matt and to become a part of his climbing journey. Having been been constantly blown away by his performance and determination, we’re so excited for this partnership and what’s to come.
We look forward to transporting Matt to competitions and his paraclimbing team training sessions around the UK.
Climbskin® has done more than refine an old product; they’ve created a new one. Guided by climbers, developed for climbers, Climbskin® is a fast absorbing skin repair emulsion. Climbskin’s unique combination of ingredients contribute to a much improved absorbtion rate compared to traditional wax-based products.
Climbskin® contains the highest quality ingredients, each one serving it’s own purpose in creating a fast acting, sweat controlling skin repair product. Perfect for busy hands. Shea butter, Buckthorn, Rosehip Oils, Aloe Vera, Tincture of Benzoin, Dragon’s Blood, Extract of Centella and Aquileia Millefollium all combine to create a product that can help repair even the harshest of hands.
Passionate climbers themselves, the guys behind Climbskin® know a thing or two about the harsh way we treat out hands. Testing it out on themselves, their friends and even the Spanish national climbing team, Climbskin® has been refined and refined into the very best hand cream available to climbers today.
Climbskin UK support Matthew providing Hand and Skincare Products.
3rd Rock Clothing
To design and create the best, most comfortable & long-lasting products, while causing no unnecessary harm.
Our Environmental Responsibility
– We ONLY use Organic Cotton – See: why organic is better
– We use Recycled fibres, saving plastic bottles and carpets from land-fill sites and conserving virgin resources.
– We Up-Cycle pre-loved and surplus fabrics, giving them a second chance at life & wasting as little as possible.
– We print with water bases phthalates-free OekoTex certified printing inks.
– Our Earth Collection raises awareness about environmental and human rights issues and donates to organisations that help to improve the situation.
– We source locally – Our clothing is made in Lithuania, Turkey, Portugal and Israel. Most of our fabrics are from within Europe and our t-shirts are printed in Wales.
– We believe in transparency, traceability and ethical practice in all areas of our production.
– We label our products with swing tickets that are certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council (FCS) which means the paper comes from responsibly manages forests.
– We use recyclable and upcyclable paper sacs for our web-shop packaging
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Scarpa produce a range of performance footwear catering for lifestyle, approach, trek, mountain, climb and ski activities. Based in Asolo, Italy Scarpa have been producing hand made boots since 1930 and continue to lead the way in product development with new exciting models and collections continuingly being unveiled. Scarpa has been owned and operated by the Parisotto family since 1956 who remain at the forefront of the business.
Scarpa have a wide range of climbing shoes which are constantly at the cutting edge of both design and performance. You can view the full range at www.scarpa.co.uk
Scarpa support Matthew with both climbing and approach footwear.
DMM designs and manufactures premium quality climbing and height safety equipment. Founded in 1981 by four climbers it’s not by accident that it is located at the foot the Llanberis Pass in north Wales, with world-class trad climbing on its doorstep.
Manufacturing hardware under one roof, from concept and testing to production and delivery, means that at every stage along the way we can pay the required stringent quality control and attention to detail, to ensure an all-around safer and better product.
A sense of community has always been part of what makes climbing special and by supporting grassroots climbers like Matthew it’s our way of giving something back to the sport that is such an important part of our lives.
We are a group of experienced climbers who realized that quality chalk, like a quality climbing shoe, makes a big a difference on the rock. After rigorous testing on and off the rock with the some of the best climbers in the world, we developed a proprietary chalk product that, like a down-turn climbing shoe, truly gives every climber that extra edge toward success. That’s why we truly believe #chalkmatters!
Designed by model maker Alex and her partner Phil, a climbing instructor, Boot Bananas were born out of their battle to banish the stink of Phil’s smelly shoes for good.
We’d just moved into our first flat together and the smell of Phil’s climbing shoes had become a problem he could no longer hide. We tried everything on the market to deodorise them but nothing was up to the challenge. So, putting our best feet forward, we decided to fight the funk ourselves.
Wanting to avoid any synthetic chemicals, we perfected our own powerful blend of naturally deodorising salts and minerals. Alex got to work designing the optimum shoe-friendly shape, and when combining this with yellow fabric, had her ‘light bulb moment’ and Boot Bananas were born. Once Phil’s fruity-footed climbing friends had rigorously tested the Bananas, our little South London flat became a hub of lavender-infused activity.
Over the following year we hand-made nearly 8000 Boot Bananas from home, before teaming up with a factory to create a dedicated manufacturing process. Learn more about the ingredients that go into Boot Bananas.
Phil & Alex
(Text from BootBananas.com)
If you would like to sponsor or support Matthew a young Para-climber and World Champion then please complete the contact form here.
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