1 On Your Marks
This first phase sees the athletes meet attendees for the first time, allowing those involved to become familiar with one another and build a working relationship.
2 Get Set
Young people undertake sporting and school or community-based projects, where they develop communication and team work skills whilst increasing their social capital in their local community . This phase of the programme also provides young people with the opportunity to explore potential careers across a range of industries with work experience, practice interviews and intensive mentoring from elite athletes.
This final phase revolves around an evening celebrating the success of the attendees. ‘Go!’ showcases the young people’s progress in front of a host of partners and local employers.
4 Keep In Touch
This is the longest phase of Get on Track, delivered after the intensive eight weeks of the first three phases. Keep In Touch stretches to one year after the project, where the young people have opportunities to partake in sporting and development opportunities with the athlete mentors. Sessions include a participating in sport, one to one mentoring sessions or a supported interview with a potential employer.
Through Get On Track we are privileged to work with some of the countries most highly renowned athletes…
Get On Track wouldn’t be possible without Kelly Holmes, who provides the Get On Track programme through here Dame Kelly Holmes Trust.
Kelly Holmes is of course most famous for her double-gold medal haul at the Athens Olympics in 2004!
Sue Smith is a leading footballer and pundit who plays for Doncaster Belles and has ammassed 93 caps for England!
Charlotte plays hockey and represented England at the Commonwealth Games in 2006, picking up a Bronze medal!
Paul is an ex-England international Rugby League player who has since moved into coaching!
Jenna Downing is a world champion inline skater and motivational speaker!
Dame Kelly Holmes Trust Team Day
The annual Dame Kelly Holmes Trust Team Day gathered over 170 athlete mentors, young people, partners and founders including our very own Sophie to celebrate their work and to find solutions for their next chapter and business plan from 2016 onward…
… and of course there was plenty of fun, games and exercise!