Help for Heroes are working alongside The British Paralympic Association (BPA) to run the 2018 Paralympic Inspiration Programme (PiP) for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Paralympic Games.
The Programme, which was first launched in London 2012, provides athletes and coaching staff with an experience of several days at a Paralympic Games. It aims to provide developing athletes knowledge that will prepare them for a future Games experience as a selected athlete, as well as inspire and excite potential future Paralympians in their ambitions.
The group will travel to PyeongChang in March 2018 where the Programme aims to provide an understanding of the scale and scope of the Games; give an experience of a multi-sport environment; and give exposure to some of the unique aspects of a Games, including the Village, the media spotlight and mixed zone, and transport systems.
Additionally, there will be a rigorous curriculum, with lessons about nutrition, media, anti-doping, competition planning and goal setting, as well as being expected to keep up with their current training programmes.
Athletes were nominated by their National Governing Body based on a number of criteria, including but not limited to being on a development pathway, with an anticipated performance trajectory for the 2020 or 2022 Paralympic Games.