There are many ways to ‘get involved’ in sport throughout Herefordshire.
Whether you’re looking to take part in the activity itself, coach, access funding or offer financial or voluntary support there is a way in.
The majority of sports clubs in Herefordshire rely on volunteers to keep them alive and kicking, or running or whatever action it is that they do in the club.
With roles ranging from coaching through to club secretary; from driving to officiating and from marshalling a course to washing the kit or organising a tournament. There really is something for everybody in sports volunteering.
The best routes into Sports Volunteering in Herefordshire are either Herefordshire Volunteer Centre or Herefordshire and Worcestershire County Sports Partnership.
If you’re aged between 16-24 Herefordshire’s very own V Action Team hosted by the Volunteer Centre will also be very keen to hear from you.
Both organisations offer a brokerage service and are keen to hear from enthusiastic individuals wanting to volunteer, or groups and clubs seeking volunteers.
Alternatively both organisations feed into the national volunteering website www.Do-It.org.uk
Herefordshire Sports Aspire
FANS (Free Access for National Sports People)The FANS scheme provides talented local athletes competing at the national level with the opportunity to access sports facilities for free. Halo In partnership with Herefordshire Sport and the Herefordshire Sports Aspire project are offering a number of free memberships to their nine sites across Herefordshire.
Initially FANS will be limited to 15 free annual B1 memberships – meaning that selected athletes will have access to Halo facilities enabling them to maintain their general fitness training locally. Applicants to the scheme are not age-restricted, however they need to be currently competing at National level, or have done so in the last twelve months.
If you’re eligible to Get Involved, why not apply?
Raising Our Game
Herefordshire are committed to seizing opportunities arising from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in sport, grass roots participation, health and physical activity, business, tourism, volunteering, culture, skills and education.
Raising Our Game is a partnership of stakeholders committed to maximising the benefits arising out of the London 2012 for Herefordshire and Worcestershire by:
- Creating Opportunities.
- Realising potential.
- Enhancing our reputation.
- Establishing a lasting legacy.
Initiatives include the Ambassador Scheme, the Apple Games and the promotion of Pre Games Training Camps as well as national programmes such as ‘Get Set’ and ‘Competefor’ realising the benefits of London 2012 in education and business respectively.
If you’re interested in Getting Involved as an individual or as a group get in touch.
Ready Steady Win
Ready Steady Win have provided financial assistance, advice and support to young talented sportsmen and women residing or being educated in Herefordshire. To enable them to further realise their personal potential through their chosen sport(s).
Since 1993 Ready Steady Win has awarded over 260 financial bursaries in Herefordshire to over 170 local qualifying young sports men and women. Ready Steady Win has accepted 40 sporting disciplines including motorcycle road racing, swimming, football, pole vault, rugby, tennis, hockey, kayaking, gymnastics, dressage, athletics, golf, rowing, cricket, skiing, motor racing and windsurfing.
Ready Steady Win invite applications for funding from young sportspeople and are keen to develop sustainable relationships with current and potential sponsors. Could you Get Involved?
Blind Football World Championships 2010
The 2010 Blind Football World Championships comes to Hereford on 14th August, culminating in the final that will hopefully include England on Sunday 22nd August 2010. Held in the state of the art and clearly world class Point4 complex the attention will certainly be on the city.
Previous Championships have been held in Rio de Janiero, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Athens, Jerez and Beijing; this will be the first time the tournament has come to the UK and we’ve got it.
The World Championships will leave a lasting legacy for the people of Herefordshire and you could be part of it.There will be opportunities for local people not only to be spectators but to volunteer and help make the event a major success. A myriad of Sponsorship opportunities are also available for businesses to get involved in what promises to be a very exciting and well publicised tournament.
It is the first International Sports Tournament to be held in Herefordshire, can you resist Getting Involved?
The Herefordshire Council Sports Development Team works to develop an extensive programme of Sports and Physical Activity Programmes for the people of Herefordshire.
The Team has developed several programmes to engage people of all ages in sport and physical activity, these include, the Sports Referral Project, LIFT Exercise Referral Scheme, Sports Specific Development, Physical Activity Programmes and of course the Herefordshire Youth Games.