Health Promotion lies at the heart of our community work, we understand the importance of promoting health and exercise for the improved health of generations to come. Our partnerships extend from grass roots sports clubs through local mass-participation events to professional teams and Olympic athletes.
Since 2007, we have partnered JLT Condor Pro Cycling Team and more recently Team Polypipe, which led to the formation of our very own HMT Academy that supports junior athletes. Within twelve months our Academy has developed riders that have gone on to sign professional contracts in sport. We use this structure to show youth cyclists in Grimsby a clear performance pathway through Gower Riders coaching sessions and a real link right through to athletes competing at Olympic level. Professional riders have attended local bike rides to attract more people onto bikes and into clubs in the city.
We partnered with the Swansea ½ Marathon for the first time in 2015, adding value to the 5000 runners by way of educational seminars, advice around nutrition and training as well as providing sports massage on race day. We are now working with other running events to encourage more people around Grimsby to pull on a pair of trainers.