Athlete funding from Halo Sport Foundation 2018

CALLING ALL YOUNG TALENT!

Scores of local athletes across Herefordshire aspiring to gold in 2020 and 2024 have already picked up funding or free training access via the Halo Sport Foundation since it launched, and now there’s more money up for grabs.

The Foundation – headed up by  Patron Paralympic swimming legend Sascha Kindred CBE – is opening the next round of applications on December 20 offering eligible athletes – those living or studying in the county and a member of an affiliated sports club with a training base here – the chance to apply for funds to support training and competition fees.

You can find out more here, just check eligibility and apply online at: www.halosportfoundation.org.uk

 

Learning Disability and Sport Workshop

Learning Disability and Sport Workshop

Thursday, 5th July 2018

Hereford Sixth Form College

This workshop is aimed at anyone who wants to know more about learning disability and sport; whether that is professional sports staff, coaches, volunteers, students or leisure centre staff.

The course is £5 and all fees paid will contribute towards the development of the newly established Special Olympics Herefordshire network.

See online for more info and to book your space.

https://www.sportspartnershiphw.co.uk/events/2018/07/learning-disability-and-sport-workshop3

 

Hereford Dynamix Trampoline Club strikes gold.

Hereford Dynamix Trampoline Club had a gold rush in March. The team train in Halo Hereford Leisure Centre.

There was a gold rush on Sunday 11th March as Hereford Dynamix Trampoline Club members stormed to victory at the Regional National Development Plan (NDP) Compulsory Final in Cannock.

Impressive performances saw the team come home with 9 golds, 6 silvers, and 4 bronzes.

The National Development Plan trampoline grades range from level 1 to the highest regional level of 6. Our medal winners were:

🏅Tristan Watts who triumphed placing 1st at NDP 1 11-12M,
🏅Bailee-Jo Horton 2nd at NDP 2 9-10F,
🏅Rebecca Board 2nd at NDP 3 13+F. At NDP 5
🏅Marcus Carey Powell was victorious placing 1st in the 13-14M category,
🏅Catherine Sheridan also led the way in the 15+F group
🏅Max Cotterrell 2nd in 11-12M.
🏅And at the highest level NDP 6 17+F Anna Inglis placed 3rd.

11 club members have secured themselves a spot at this National Event competing as part of the West Midlands Team at Arena Birmingham.

Hereford Dynamix Trampoline Club

Hereford Dynamix Trampoline Club

 

Halo Sport Foundation athlete Brandon Adams takes gold

WOW!! We’ve just heard some great news from Herefordshire badminton player and Halo Sport Foundation athlete, Brandon Adams 😁

He won a gold in the Hereford u19 bronze doubles and has just this weekend got to the quarter finals of the u19 English national championships!

Halo Leisure are proud to support Brandon and we all look forward to following his success!

Badminton racket

Badminton

 

Herefordshire Sports Awards 2017

HEREFORDSHIRE ANNUAL SPORTS AWARDS 2017.

The annual Herefordshire Sports Awards seek to give communities or individuals the opportunity to nominate those who they feel have achieved a particular sporting milestone, achieved outstanding success during 2017 or their season culminating in 2017, or have made a significant contribution to their community through Sport.

Primary School of the Year
Club of the Year
Coach of the Year
Sportsman of the Year
Sportswoman of the Year
Junior Female Sports Achiever
Junior Male Sports Achiever
Disabled Sports Achiever
Service to Sport
Young Volunteer of the Year
Senior Team of the Year
Junior Team of the Year

All the votes are now in. Watch this space for the winners…

 

The IBSA European Blind Football European Championships 2015

The IBSA Blind Football European Championships 2015 will be held at thePoint4 at the Royal National College for the Blind from 22-29 August 2015

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This event will take place from 22 – 29 August 2015 at thePoint4, the international standard facilities of RNC (Royal National College for the Blind). Ten teams will compete to become Champions of Europe. The additional excitement surrounding this event is that only the top two teams will secure a place to compete in the Paralympics in Rio – so there is everything to play for.

Jon Pugh, the Head Coach of the England Team, is a Hereford man. Jon has worked as Assistant Coach for many years, taking over as Head Coach in February 2014. He has not lost a match since and was recently named the FA’s Disability Coach of the Year.  Jon’s team include several players who competed in the Paralympics 2012 and they are increasingly being regarded as a team to watch.

Teams taking part are from England, Germany, Russia, Turkey, France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Poland and Greece. This is the biggest Euros to date. The teams will stay on campus, in an athletes’ village environment. Volunteers drawn from the local Community and beyond will support the teams, the activities and the spectators

The all weather pitch will be surrounded by stands seating 700+ spectators, and the entry/exit point will take the form of a spectator “street village” with catering, entertainment and Have  A Go opportunities, making this a real family event.  There are 4 or 5 matches each day, and if the pattern of 2010 is repeated, we anticipate that over 9,000 people will view the matches. Children from local primary schools are taking part in a legacy programme and some of them will be our mascots and flag bearers on the opening day.

More information is available and tickets are on sale at www.rnc.ac.uk/blindeuros/

We need over 100 volunteers (or stewards) for this event. If you are over 16 on 20 August and want to get involved please e mail for an application pack to  blindeuros@rnc.ac.uk.