The Halo Sport Foundation: Supporting Tomorrow's Sporting Stars
The London Olympics and Paralympics underlined the crucial role of access to good training opportunities, but it also demonstrated how one generation of successful athletes can motivate others who watch them train and compete.
It illustrated how athletes go on to give something back to their community via sport, by way of coaching or training or fundraising.
It demonstrated the power of sport to transform lives and communities.
We are proud to see the Halo Sport Foundation being part of the national drive to make that legacy last.
Halo Sport Foundation
Welcome to the Halo Sport Foundation
We are here to give ambitious young sportsmen and women crucial support for their future. We know from research that 80% of aspiring athletes have limited funding to support their ambitions.
We also know the power of sport to transform lives, and the real benefits successful sportsmen and women can bring to their communities and to other young people around them.
Since our scheme launched over 120 athletes representing over 30 different sports (including disability sports) have already benefited from over £60,000 worth of Foundation backing and The Foundation has welcomed Welsh Rugby Union legend and coach Rob Howley as our Patron in Bridgend, and Paralympic Swimmer Sascha Kindred, OBE, who has won 49 medals in Paralympic, World and European Championship Competitions, as our Patron in Hereford.
'Developing local sporting talent is so important', says Howley
Some of Bridgend's young elite athletes who are currently supported by the Halo Sport Foundation meet the new Patron of the Foundation Rob Howley (pictured third from left), one of WRU's national coaches and - of course - as a former Welsh rugby union footballer one of our greatest ever scrum-halves who gained 59 caps for Wales, 22 of them as captain. "I'm a Bridgend boy and know that developing local sporting talent is so important," says Howley. "This Foundation supports athletes in a way that allows them to develop and to maximise their potential so they can be the best that they can be."
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