Six people recieved support from the Nancy Ovens bursary in 2009, including:
Young Athletes Training Academy head coach Rachel from Poole spent three weeks in Australia where she gained an insight into the structure of swimming from grass roots to elite level. She also had meetings with the Queensland Academy of Sport, Surfing Australia, Swimming Queensland and the Brisbane Broncos – Queensland’s most successful Rugby League team. Read more
Rutland judo coach Mike spent five weeks shadowing some of Japan’s top children’s judo coaches.
Naomi visited playwork settings in Denmark to study how children are encouraged to be part of the outdoor environment and undertake risks without being 'adulterated' in their spaces.
Tennis coach Kirsty from Scotland fast tracked her tennis coaching experience by working with a leading coach at Batchwood Tennis Centre in London on mini tennis (children under 10) and developmental squads for young players who show great potential.
Football coach Matthew from Birmigingham spent 10 days in Sweden shadowing and working with coaches so he could learn new ways to engage people in his community.
Athletics coach Malcolm from Hertfordshire visited the German national training camp run by discus world record holder and national coach Jurgen Schult so he could develop his training methods for heavy throws, such as discus shot and Hammer.