In 2022 we played a key part in delivering on the SportsAid Team England Futures Programmes. This was an innovative, experiential and educational programme designed to better prepare athletes to deliver medal-winning performances as Team England, Team GB or ParalympicsGB debutants at future Games, while also giving support staff an insight into the opportunities they could be presented with, and challenges they may face, at major competitions.
As part of the programme we focused on ensuring that young athletes and support staff were equipped with the knowledge and resources to help them be more ready to cope with the demands of future competition. This included delivering sessions focused on the theme of readiness and resilience to young athletes. Staff were also provided with downloadable resources in the format of a learning curriculum to help build their knowledge around the topics of mental fitness.
During the experience we had the privilege for our performance director Chris Shambrook to deliver a short session to athletes and the Duchess of Cambridge who is a patron of SportsAid