Athlete Performance Academy
Stars of the Future
Cheshire East Council’s Leisure Development Team recognise the
importance of supporting local talented sports people to enable
them to reach sporting excellence.
In partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University
Cheshire, CTC Physiotherapy Team, Crewe & Nantwich
School Sports Partnership (SSP) , Sandbach
SSP, the Athlete Performance Academy is designed to support
individuals who are training and competing in sport at regional,
national and international level.
Each athlete accepted onto the Athlete Performance Academy is
asked to create an Athlete Profile. This profile is to help
advertise all the hard work & achievements athletes gain
through training and competitions. Learn more
current athlete profiles.
The programme was formally launched at a reception at Municipal
Buildings by Cheshire East Mayor Margaret Simon, Councillor Andrew
Knowles Cabinet Minister for Health and Wellbeing and Peter Lee for
Manchester Metropolitan University in December 2009.
The Athlete Performance Academy was re-launched in October 2011 at
Manchester Metropolitan University and Wilmslow High School by The
Worshipful Mayor of Cheshire East and Paralympic Athletes Adrian
Derbyshire & Colin Lynch.
What support is available?
This programme aims to draw on the resources and capabilities of
Cheshire East Council, Manchester Metropolitan University
Physiotherapy Team have available.
- Cheshire East Council Leisure Facilities Team
offers FREE Leisure Facilities Card which athletes can use to
access Local Authority Leisure Facilities within the boundaries of
Athletes will be able to access Swimming, Gym, fitness classes and
more dependent on the facility.
- The APA offers all athlete members the opportunity to
attend workshops delivered by specialists from the sports &
fitness industry. Topics include; Nutrition, Sports Psychology,
Fitness Testing, Core Stability. Download the APA Workshop
Booking Form (MS Word, 157KB), fill it in and send it back to
the Leisure Development Team to reserve your place.
- Manchester Metropolitan
University is regarded as one of the most successful
departments in its field within the UK. Over 75% of their research
is rated as World Class and the university offers athletes the
support of World Class Performance Programmes that are based with
the department. They also host 3 Athlete Development Evening per
Physiotherapy has clinics based all over Cheshire East and
are offering Massage Treatment, Postural Assessment, Injury
Rehabilitation and much more at a discounted rate. They have
clinics in Congleton, Crewe, Nantwich, Stoke & Malpas.
- Sporting Calibre is a company
specialising in providing bespoke sport psychology support and
education to a range of athletes, teams and coaches. They are
offering discounted one-to-one support for all APA members.
- School Sports Partnership; is onboard with the programme,
providing training opportunities to young athletes as well as
providing valuable school/club links and further support of the
athletes enrolled at the academy.
Who can apply?
- Reside within the borders of Cheshire East Council
Individuals who reside outside the boundaries but are current
members of a club within Cheshire East may apply and their
application will be considered.
- Are training or competing at regional level or above (Regional
standard of training or competing is defined by sport
specific National Governing Body (
) i.e. this may be North West
or North. Individuals will have to produce formal confirmation from
If an individual believes they are training or competing at this
level but may not have formal evidence then they are welcome to
express their interest in the programme and will be contacted to
discuss in more detail.
How to apply
Please complete the Athlete Performance
Academy Application Form (PDF, 442KB) If you need help
completing the form please contact the Sports and Development
Team on 01270 685782.
Post Application Forms to:
Athlete Performance Academy
Leisure and Play Development Team
Cheshire East Council
Floor 3, Delamere House