Hampshire County Council provides support services to help Hampshire’s most talented athletes reach world class podiums e.g. Olympics, Paralympics, World Championships.
Support starts at county level and goes through to athletes competing internationally. As the performance pathways for different sports vary hugely, each National Governing Body (NGB) of sport is consulted to ensure that support is given at the right level. Disciplines not supported by the NGB will not be eligible for HTAS support.
A variety of factors will influence the level of support provided to an athlete. These factors include national and international rankings, national and international competition results (for individual sports) and selection for national and international teams (for team sports).Disciplines without clear performance pathways will not be supported.
Throughout the year athletes can apply for:
The scheme is open to:
Full support package
Applications for the full support package open in September. Support is based on performance levels and can include:
Unitary authority support
Athletes from Portsmouth should contact Matt Birch for details of support services firstname.lastname@example.org
Athletes from the Isle of Wight should contact Elaine Tracey for details of support services. Elaine.Tracey@IOW.gov.uk
Applications for the full support package (grants, free access to leisure centres, fast-track physiotherapy, sports science support and bus passes) are now closed.
To find out if you are eligible for fast-track physiotherapy and a free access card for local leisure centres, see the HTAS structure document. Please note this is a guide and is not definitive.
All applications require evidence from the NGB e.g. The Rugby Football Union. Evidence can include:
A maximum of 5 sheets of evidence will be accepted. All evidence must be from official sources.
Applications for fast-track physiotherapy and free access cards for participating leisure centres are accepted throughout the year and processed on the 1st and 15th of each month. Please complete and return the non-grant appalication form.
To be eligible for the fast-track physiotherapy service, athletes cannot be injured at the time of application. Applications will be processed one month after application and membership of the scheme will then run for 12 months.
Please note that the sports and disciplines supported by HTAS can change from year to year depending upon changes within those sports. This list aims to give you some brief guidance.
As the performance pathways for different sports vary hugely, each NGB of sport is consulted to ensure that support is given at the right level. Disciplines not supported by the NGB will not be eligible for HTAS support. Disciplines without clear performance pathways with not be supported.
Supported disability sports
Hampshire County Council contribute financially to the scheme
First Group provide 25 free bus passes for athletes.
Stagecoach provide 25 free bus passes for athletes.
Blue Star provide 25 free bus passes for athletes.
Southampton Solent University provide sports science support
Sovereign (Hampshire) donated money to the scheme
Sports Development Officer (Performance)