Hampshire Talented Athlete Scheme (HTAS)
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 or without clear performance pathways 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).
Full support package
Applications for the full support package are open between 1st September- 10th October 2014. Support is based on performance levels and can include:
Free access to participating leisure centres
Fast track-physiotherapy service
Free annual bus travel cards from Stagecoach, Bluestar and First
Sports science support from Southampton Solent University
Grant of up to £600 (not a guaranteed amount)
Public speaking and presentation skills training
Unitary authority support
Athletes from Southampton should contact James Grant for details of support services firstname.lastname@example.org
Athletes from Portsmouth should contact Matt Birch for details of support services email@example.com
Athletes from the Isle of Wight should contact Elaine Tracey for details of support services. Elaine.Tracey@IOW.gov.uk
Sports Development Officer (Performance)