Hertfordshire is Ready for Winners Partnership
We are the county's official partnership, set up in 2006, supporting the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) in the delivery of a successful London 2012 Games and securing a lasting legacy for the county. We are your local contact for all things related to London 2012. Further details on the partnership, what we do and how we can get involved are available here.
The partnership continues to grow with 22 subscribing partners from public and commercial sectors, why not join us?
Contact us to see our full range of benefits with us, help us achieve our ambitions for the people of Hertfordshire and be part of delivering a lasting legacy for Hertfordshire.
Branding around the Olympic Games and London 2012 is very tight and therefore there is little scope to use their branding for your event. However, as the county's official Partnership for the legacy of the London 2012 Games you can ask to use our branding as a way of connecting to the Games - get in touch for details!
We want to ensure that everyone in Hertfordshire who has been inspired to volunteer by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games has the opportunity to do so, either at the Games or in their local community. Go to our volunteering section for more details.
At Herts is Ready for Winners we help facilitate speakers for events with an Olympic flavour, there are a number of ways with which we can help, click here for further advice.
Visit our online events calendar to find out what Olympic themed events are happening throughout Hertfordshire.
Many Hertfordshire businesses, large and small, took full advantage of the opportunities brought by the London 2012 Games, and there will be many more opportunities after the Games, For further details on the London 2012 legacy procurement portal CompeteFor and how you can register for contracts click here.
Your school can register for the London 2012 education programme ‘Get Set’, click here for details of the benefits of joining as well as advice on how to do it. Visit our education section for information on what Schools in Herts have been doing on an Olympic theme and also to find out about local ambassador schemes that we are running.
London 2012 Games
Information on the sport of Canoe Slalom and Hertfordshire’s Olympic venue the Lee Valley White Water Centre is available here
Information such as, who can ride the rapids, when the centre is open, how much it costs, what are the facilities like is available on Lee Valley Regional Park’s website here.
Soon! The new Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be reopening in stages during 2013 and 2014 - click here to find out more.
In the meantime, for a stunning view of the Olympic Park the View Tube viewing gallery is now open for visitors! Situated near to Pudding Mill Lane Station on the DLR line, click here for further information.
The Caribbean nations of the British Virgin Islands, St Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis, and the naton of Afghanistan, lived locally and trained at county training camps during the build up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Hertfordshire has 18 training camps, which offer wide ranging sports facilities from athletics to gymnastics and fencing to wrestling. Details of where the venues are, prices and availability are here.
Details of local sports clubs and how you can get into sport is available on the Herts Sports Partnership’s website.
Go to the Herts Talented Athlete Programme website for the criteria for entry onto the scheme, for those younger than 13 have a look at this leaflet which has a nice triangular diagram with the various levels of support. For fundraising below Herts Talented Athlete Programme level try contacting the Leisure Services Department at your local District/Borough Council.