Thu, 26 Sep 2019
The Isle of Man Sport Aid Academy is launching its fifth annual programme to help young sportspeople between the ages of 13 and 16.
Since it launched in 2015, over 150 young people have benefitted from the initiative, which aims to provide skills for life as well as sport.
IOM Sport Aid Academy, which is being funded by sponsors the SMP Group and Newfield in partnership with Isle of Man Sport, will begin tomorrow and the session will be led by Athlete Development Advisor, Paul Jones.
More than 80 young people have been accepted onto the new programme, with 16 different sports being represented across the Academy.
Sessions will take place at St Ninian’s Lower School and parents and coaches are also invited to attend.
The programme will begin with an intense boot camp of four sessions over two weekends (27th – 29th Sept and 4th – 6th Oct), after which there will be a further six sessions from October until April. In addition, there will be a further three physical testing sessions throughout the year.
As part of the event, the Sport Aid Academy are setting up the 2019-21 programme which will run from this month until April 2021, and there will 20 events over this period.
SMP Group CEO David Hudson says business and sport go well together in supporting young people:
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