As part of the Paralympic Inspiration Programme (PiP), we took eight Help for Heroes Athletes to the Sochi Winter Paralympic Games.
The aim of the PiP, which is run by the British Paralympic Association, was to give hopeful Paralympians the chance to discover what happens at a Paralympic games. This is often the athlete’s first step towards becoming a future Paralympian.
The Programme provided both inspiration and education and was designed to help drive a new generation of athletes to aim for Paralympic success.
The Help for Heroes Athletes undertook a tough routine, with lessons about nutrition, media, anti-doping, competition planning and goal setting. Additionally, the athletes were required to keep up with their regular training programmes.
By providing learning opportunities and experience from the Paralympic Games in Sochi 2014, Help for Heroes and the British Paralympic Association hope the programme engaged military athletes, and showed them what can be achieved through sport.
Mick Brennan makes Paralympics GB
As well as supporting the eight athletes on the PiP, Help for Heroes is delighted for military athlete, Mick Brennan who was selected as part of ParalympicsGB to represent his country in Skiing
Help for Heroes is proud to have supported Mick on his journey to Sochi by introducing him to skiing during a trip back in 2008 as well as purchasing his first mono-ski. Mick also spent time at the Help for Heroes run Recovery Centre, Tedworth House, whilst recovering from an injury he picked up earlier in the season.
Read more about Mick’s story here.