16 year old Jemma Wallis regularly trains at Bramcote Leisure Centre as part of Broxtowe Borough Council’s ‘Elite Athletes’ scheme which supports talented athletes by offering free access to Council Leisure Facilities so they can train, to ensure their fitness is at a high standard to enhance their performance.
Jemma played in the tournament which was held in June for both the Sheffield Shadows under 16’s and Senior Women’s Elite team. Her love of Ice Hockey started at a young age when she attended her first Nottingham Panthers game at just two weeks old.
Jemma says: “Go for it! It’s the best sport I could have picked, many lifelong friends have been made on the way and I can’t wait to keep progressing, anyone can do it, give it a try.”
Jemma is currently training with the under 18s GB squad in the hope to qualify in September.
The Elite Athletes Free Use Scheme enables talented athletes who are competing at a national standard, the opportunity to access free facilities in Broxtowe. The scheme enables athletes to have free access to Borough owned swimming pools, racket courts and fitness suites for 12 months. The scheme aims to support athletes whilst they train to reduce the financial burden of training costs.
Athletes who compete in any Sport England recognised sport are eligible to apply to the scheme.
Broxtowe Borough Council’s sports development team, Broxtowe Sport, work with a variety of different partners including residents, sports people, coaches, volunteers and clubs to improve the quality and range of sports provision in Broxtowe Borough.
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For more information please contact Broxtowe Sport on 0115 9173572 or email firstname.lastname@example.org