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Herts Talented Athlete Programme 2013
Hertfordshire Talented Athlete Programme is offering Hertfordshire’s most talented young athletes the opportunity to access high quality services to assist them in their sport.
Based at Hertfordshire Sports Village and supported by the University of Hertfordshire, Herts County Council, Lee Valley Regional Park Authority and Herts Is Ready For Winners, the programme has been supporting talented athletes for 8 years during which time a number of these have ‘graduated’ to higher levels of support such as the national government funded programme TASS, UKA funding and various University Sports Scholarship programmes. Please see the attached talent pathway for where HTAP sits amongst national support programmes.
Success stories of the programme include England Women’s rugby player Hannah Gallagher who joined the programme in 2007 age 15 when she was selected for the Regional Women's Rugby U16 Squad. In 2009 she played for England U18's and in 2012 gained full International Honours for the Senior England Women’s Squad when she played in the 6-Nations. Other notable alumni include London Olympic double gold medallist Laura Trott who started her cycling career at the track in Welwyn Garden City, Golf Open Championship silver medallist for Best Amateur Tom Lewis and European U20 100m Champion Jodie Williams who also had a World U18 Ranking of 1st in 2010 and is tipped as a likely competitor at Rio 2016.
Current high profile HTAP members include Discus and Shot-Put athlete Michael Pope who will also be a likely competitor at the Rio Paralympic Games and Cyclist Jack Plumley who won the title of National U14 Track Champion 2012, the same award won by Olympic cyclist Mark Cavendish at his age.
Athletes on the programme access support services at Hertfordshire Sports Village on an annual basis starting in September each year. The list of services is attached along with the application form. For more information on the programme and the current athletes please visit www.hertssportsvillage.co.uk/hertstalentedathletes
Please pass details on to clubs, coaches and individuals you feel meet the criteria and would benefit from the programme.
The deadline for returning application forms is Friday 21st June so please ensure they are distributed as soon as possible.
Sports Scholarships Coordinator, University of Hertfordshire
If your club can hold an event 18-19th August and want to find out more information or want national support and publicity click here. This is a great opportunity to promote your club locally and promote your sport nationally.
Sport Makers will help organise and support more grassroots sport and physical activity, creating new opportunities across the county. They will bring the Olympic and Paralympic values to life and act as ambassadors to help create the London 2012 legacy within Hertfordshire. The process is simple, just register then book onto the next workshop or the one closest to you and then your set. And if you are looking for more volunteers then you can register those volunteering opportunities on the website so people in your area know how they can help....its simple just try it!
Leaders', Learning modules for clubs by Sport England, currently:
Our clubs rely on volunteers however sometimes those volunteers just need some help or guidance on the work they are doing. These simple, easy and short courses really can help both you and your club. Course such as Simple Finance, Marketing, Organisation Structures and Managing Capital Projects are just a few please click here
Professional help for clubs and voluntary organisations - including opportunity to gain small grants. This organisation will really help your club progress and develop. With easy funding streams and professionals who can give you guidance and advice click here for information and contact details. Sign up today and you will see the different.
TOP 10 WAYS TO INCREASE PARTICIPATION,
Booklets to help your club from Herts Sports Partnership
These are simple easy guides that can help you and your club with quick wins and also make sure that you are keeping everything running smoothly…its make the boring stuff easy!
Club Accreditation (Clubmark) provides benefits to the club and to the Community
Accredited clubs have shown that they have achieved standards in regard to:
·Their playing/participation programme.
·Duty of care and safeguarding and protecting children.
·Knowing your club and its community.