New research shows that parents of up and coming sports stars have to spend as much as £27,000 a year to support their child’s training.
This has led to some of England’s best young talent dropping out and not pursuing their sporting ambitions. Today, Sport England launches a new scheme, Backing the Best, to support talented new athletes.
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Today there has been an announcement about Funding Opportunities for Coaching in the UK
England Programmes have now published information about their 2015/2016 Development Programme for Athletes and Coaches including booklets and application forms.
The ASA Water Polo Management Group, led by the ASA Water Polo Manager Ian Elliot, is pleased to announce the conclusion of initial recruitment to the Group with the appointment of 6 team leaders.
Following the Tunnicliffe review of the sport in Jan 2015, the ASA determined that its recommendations would be used as the framework for the drafting of a detailed strategic and operational plan for water polo. The new ASA water polo plan will set out objectives for the sport, and the approach to achieve the same for the period 2015-2018, with an outline plan for the 10 years to 2025.
In the short term, the newly formed Water Polo Management Group is tasked to formulate that plan and present its proposals to the ASA in October 2015. As part of the planning process and following the Tunnicliffe review, the Group will be considering all aspects of the game including coaching development, match officials’ programs, competition structure, marketing, communication and governance of water polo in England.
The 6 Group team leaders announced today bring extensive business and professional expertise to the planning process, and include business leaders, legal and other professionals, and experts in water polo and other performance sports. All the team leaders have a passion for water polo, close personal ties with the sport, and a desire to see water polo flourish. Each leader will have responsibility for strategic and operational planning in their designated area.
The ASA are now recruiting for both our National Youth Forum and our National Volunteer Forum. If you’re confident, passionate and have a desire to make a difference to the aquatic volunteering world, then this could be the ideal opportunity for you!
The National Youth Forum and the National Volunteer Forum are groups of proactive volunteers from across the country who come together to feed into the ASA Volunteer Engagement Team. The Forums allow for relevant and rewarding programmes, resources and opportunities to be devised for volunteers, creating a greater feeling of ownership and therefore helping to retain our volunteers in aquatics.
At the FINA Congress in 2014 there were certain rules that were updated. Click the link below to access the updatred rules
MBE honours announced this morning
I would like to make you aware that School Swimathon 2015 registration has now opened.
Following on from the information published on the British Swimming website regarding the Summer Championships.
Swim North West through our 2014-17 Strategy is committed to achieving our aim:
“To build, develop and maintain a high quality and sustainable club infrastructure across the NorthWest region”
This investment programme is to assist our members in developing their offer to improve the quality, and sustainability of their clubs.
The focus of this funding is to invest within your club to assist with; the development of a new activity, retention of current membership or diversify the club offer. There is a limited amount of funding available and as such applications will be on a first come first served basis.