Book an Energize Sporting Champion
The Energize Champion Programme features sensational local sporting advocates with messages to inspire a generation.
Kelly is a full time judo participant, training at the British Judo Centre of Excellence in the Midlands. Originally from Telford, Kelly competed for Great Britain at the London 2012 Olympic Games and for England at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, winning a Silver medal in the -52kg category.
Alongside Kelly’s sporting aspirations, she is also undertaking her Bachelors in Psychology to support the mentoring work she does with young people through the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust.
Danielle Brown MBE
Double Paralympic gold medallist, three times World Champion and multiple world record holding archer Danielle Brown has recently joined the team to bring her expertise in sports psychology and her experience at competing at high levels in sport to provide others with the tools for success. She emphasises the importance of a winning mind set to build confidence and achieve goals, whatever they may be.
Bethan is a High Jumper from Bridgnorth. She attended Morville Primary and Oldbury Wells Secondary School and was selected to represented England at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Bethan attributes her successful path into athletics to the encouragement she received from her own primary school teacher. That success led her to win the Most Outstanding Track and Field Performance of the Year award at both the 2007 and 2008 Telford Athletics Club awards. She also won the Best Indoor Performance awards in 2007 and 2008.
Kelda is brim-full with enthusiasm for the benefits of sport. Following a stable yard accident which left her with leg injuries that ruined her dreams of representing GB at the Olympics in riding. Kelda began a new career in 2012, using adventurous activities as a tool to rehabilitation, after discovering how these activities had improved her own mental and physical recovery. She now runs a charity called Climbing Out, that operates residential outdoor activity programmes for young people facing life changing injuries and illnesses. After attending a talent ID day with paracanoe, Kelda found a sport that worked for her and was exactly what she was looking for. She narrowly missed out on selection for Rio, but still has Olympic ambitions albeit this time in a canoe and not on a horse!
Mel has been involved in archery for 17 years, and competed internationally for GB since 2002, in which time she has been club, county, national, regional, European and world champion, having shot numerous world records, and competed in 2 paralympics – winning a bronze medal in Beijing 2008 and a silver in London 2012.
In August 2016, Darren Edwards sustained life changing injuries from a fall whilst rock climbing in Wales. A broken back left Darren instantly paralysed from the chest down and facing uphill challenges on the road to his rehabilitation.
Darren writes a blog and has founded a charity called ‘Strength Through Adversity’ which not only helps him to process the changes and challenges presented to him, but also looks to improve opportunities for disabled people to access sport and activity in the County.
Presentations, lessons and guided activities can be developed to meet the needs of the individual school, group or organisation. Once you have registered your interest, above, Energize will contact you to ensure that all arrangements and activities are tailored to your individual requirement. Click on the link above to register your interest or contact Helen Madden, telephone: 01743 297191.
The individual visits will be charged at £150 per half day visit and £220 for a full day visit. “Cluster” visits where a minimum of 3 full days will be charged at £180/day. All prices are exclusive of VAT.