How to get involved in sport in Hertfordshire
The Herts Sports Partnership was established in 2003 as one of 49 County Sport Partnerships in England, as part of the long-term plan for delivering sport across the nation. It is led by a voluntary representative executive board and has a core team of full and part-time sports professionals all of whom are passionate about the work carried out by the Partnership.
To find out more information about sports clubs in your area and how to get involved visit the Herts Sports Partnership website.
The Hertfordshire Talented Athlete Programme
The Hertfordshire Talented Athlete Programme provides support services to young elite athletes in Hertfordshire.
•Increased from 17 to 25 local young athletes
•Two or three athletes attend our Business Breakfasts
•Raised £3,500 from Business Breakfasts for the Programme
•HCC has contributed £65,000
These services which include Strength and Conditioning, Physiotherapy, nutrition advice and media training are tailored specifically to assist each athlete in their sport and lifestyle.
Supported by the University of Hertfordshire, Herts County Council, Lee Valley Regional Park Authority and Herts Is Ready For Winners, the programme has access to the facilities and expertise these partners have to offer.
Athletes access services at the £15 million Hertfordshire Sports Village which are provided by English Institute of Sport staff. Since the programme launched in 2006 it has supported 48 athletes most of which have gone on to higher levels of support either through Governing Body programmes or government funded sports scholarship programmes.
Further information, including individual profiles on each of the athletes on the scheme, is available on the Hertfordshire Sports Village website.
Aspiring Athlete Scheme
Hertsmere Leisure Trust is proud to announce its support to promote legacy of the 2012 games with its Aspiring Athlete Scheme. This scheme is being run in partnership with four other Leisure Centres; Finesse Leisure Partnership, Stevenage Leisure Limited, Sportspace (Dacorum Sports Trust) and Gosling Sports Park around Hertfordshire. The scheme is aimed at helping athletes reach their maximum potential and achieve world class performance levels.