For those who are interested in elite sport, H4H works with organisations such as the British Paralympic Association, National Government Bodies and Battle Back, to identify talented athletes at an early stage. The H4H programme reach covers all 20 summer and five winter Paralympic sports through the Recovery Centres and Headley Court. H4H organises and funds overseas sports tours as well as financial support to allow the wounded to try out the host of sports available.
Once someone shows talent for a particular sport, H4H will fund things like specialist equipment (e.g. high performance or sports prosthetics), upgrades to existing equipment and the provision of home training equipment, entry into competitions (e.g. Amputee Games, Sledge Hockey League) to enable someone to progress onto world class performance programmes, links to top coaches as well as specialist sports science and medical support.
The recently launched ‘Frontline to Start Line’ initiative, a partnership between Help for Heroes and the British Paralympic Association, will fast-track wounded, injured and sick Service personnel, both serving and veterans, towards representing their country in Paralympic sport and encourage greater participation in the 2014 Winter Games, 2016 Paralympic Games and beyond.
Battle Back Phoenix for wounded, injured and sick veterans is operated and funded by H4H and delivered at the H4H-led Recovery Centres.
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