For over 60 years, Davies Sports have been helping schools, colleges, leisure centres and communities make PE, sports and activities a cherished part of people's lives. From keeping active to competing at the highest level, we have everything you need to Play, Learn and Compete.
Why Play. Learn. Compete
For us at Davies Sports, this reflects people’s relationship with PE, sport and fitness throughout life. It’s at the heart of everything we do for our customers from selecting products to sharing advice and inspiration.
We know play builds the kind of free-and-easy, try-it-out, do-it-yourself character that life demands. Play helps us develop our physical literacy, promoting balance, coordination and agility from an early age. As we get older it’s the joy of catching up with friends and of trying something new.
At any age there is always something new to learn. From physical literacy to learning new games and sports. From enjoying one sport to learning another. From the first skills to honing them to improve week on week. Learning provides the space to give it a go, maybe get it wrong, try again, and improve. It’s the time to feed every age group’s growing interest in the sports, games and activities they love.
Nurture winners and feed a thirst for competition that helps everyone to take their performance to new levels. Competition takes many forms, the team challenge to individual pride. Being the best or beating your personal best. Setting targets and meeting goals. The pride of the athlete and the amazing supporters that helped them achieve their aspirations.
Looking to the future
Our children’s future is dependent on the health of the planet as well as a lifetime of healthy activity. We are dedicated to continually finding ways to be better for our planet and communities. As part of Findel we are committed to being carbon neutral by 2030. We have already started this journey with building management systems and other energy efficiency solutions. We now expect to improve this further through a programme of continuous improvement, carbon reduction and Gold Standard offsets to achieve carbon neutral status by 2030. We are also aligned to the business Ambition for 1.5°C and committing to reduce Scope 3 emissions.
We’ve invested in right-size packaging. The broadness of our product range means that regular packing methods would result in orders being handled with wasted packing materials, energy and typically 40% empty carton space. To combat this we introduced an on-demand packaging solution which resulted in box size reductions of 45% and CO2 reduction of 46%. Our custom size boxes have also reduced void fillers by half and, the fill we do use, like our boxes, is fully recyclable and FSC sourced.
Our processes are subject to continual review as part of our ISO9001 quality management system and as Silver EcoVadis Medal holders we know that our sustainability performance is not only scrutinised, but also in the top 25% of companies assessed by the world’s most trusted business sustainability ratings platform.