A programme for Young People aged 16 – 25, which will provide the opportunity to build confidence, self-esteem and a range of employability skills, whilst gaining relevant leisure industry qualifications and training.
The programme will consist of face-to-face and virtual sessions, working alongside an Athlete mentor from Dame Kelly Holmes Trust. Claire and Hannah will support you in gaining skills and experiences to enhance your career prospects in the future
The programme will offer real-life work experience in local Leisure Centres and has the potential for job opportunities upon completion of the programme.
If you are 16-25 and interested in a career in leisure (or know/support someone who is), please register your interest today.
Claire was a member of the Great Britain Women’s foil fencing team and part of the World Class Performance Programme. She has represented Great Britain in European and World Championships since the age of 14.
As captain of England Claire won individual Bronze and Team Gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Fencing Games. Claire was the former Athlete Manager at the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust and supported their team of elite athletes in their lives beyond sport. She is dedicated to progressing women into leadership roles and is a keen motivational speaker.
Claire loves getting the best out of people and supporting others to achieve their goals. Claire is a qualified performance life coach and specialises in both collective team and individual personal development.
Hannah has a string of gold medals under her belt. Hannah is a role model for the positive influence of sport. In 2004, at the age of 17 years old, Hannah found herself in a downward spiral, living a life of crime, with no education and facing an unimaginable future.
In 2005, Hannah stepped into one of London’s most prominent boxing clubs All Stars. She competed as a serious contender in amateur boxing, later receiving a high status as one of the leading female boxers in the UK.
By 23 she became a member of Haringey Police Boxing Club, and has taken control of her life by acting as a strong model for local communities by promoting boxing in schools. Hannah was set to represent Great Britain in boxing for Team GB in 2012, however, due to injuries she just missed out on the chance.
Hannah has now become a positive ambassador by being a positive influence on people’s lives through her behaviour. She has been involved in various subjects of media interest, with an appearance on BBC News at Excel London the boxing venue for 2012.
Sheppey Leisure Complex, Beach Street, Sheerness, ME12 1HH
Swallows Leisure Centre, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne, ME10 4NT
Maidstone Leisure Centre, Willow Way, Maidstone, ME15 7RN
Hermitage Park Community Centre, Cranford Road, Allington, Maidstone, ME16 9FZ
Tenterden Leisure Centre, Recreation Ground Road, Tenterden, TN30 6RA
*Please note, work experience opportunities may be available at other leisure centres in Kent, subject to availability.
However the above locations are where programme delivery will take place
Swale Community Leisure (SCL) is an Exempt Charity and a Registered Society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014. Registration Number: IP031132R.
HMRC Charity Status Registration Number: XT27088 Registered Office: Bank Chambers, 1 Central Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4AE