Aspire 2012 Training Camp

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Presentation by Jamie Smee of Aspire Defence on the experience of securing Team GB as PGTC leading up to 2012

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Aspire 2012 Training Camp

  1. 1. Aldershot Centre of Sporting Excellence The Official Team GB Preparation Camp for the 2012 Olympic Games
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>December 2006: Aspire/Army agrees to examine potential benefits for Aldershot Garrison from the London 2012 Olympics </li></ul><ul><li>January 2007: Informal consortium formed by Aspire, Army and Rushmoor to submit details to the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games application for pre-Olympic training camps </li></ul><ul><li>June 2007: Aspire engages consultants to assist in this process and focus on training camp usage </li></ul><ul><li>July 16 th 2007: BOA makes an informal and confidential visit to consider whether Aldershot should be added to its shortlist of 3 of the UK’s top sports facilities </li></ul><ul><li>September 21 st 2007: BOA make formal visit to Aldershot Garrison </li></ul><ul><li>November 7 th 2007: BOA offers “preferred bidder” status to Aldershot </li></ul><ul><li>November 15 th 2007: Follow-up meeting with the BOA to clarify usage </li></ul>
  3. 3. Aspire’s objectives <ul><li>To improve the quality of life for soldiers </li></ul><ul><li>Best in class service </li></ul><ul><li>To demonstrate the Joint Working Principles </li></ul><ul><li>To enable additional sporting access to all </li></ul><ul><li>To work within the contractual framework </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Other Development Opportunities </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Facilities Athletics Track 50m Pool Rugby Stadium Hockey
  5. 5. Facilities Gymnastics Academy Farnborough Leisure Centre Lido Ski Centre
  6. 6. Facilities Tennis Centre Sports Hall Golf Course Tweseldown
  7. 7. Facilities Aerial View
  8. 8. Facilities <ul><li>170 acres level playing fields </li></ul><ul><li>9km Army controlled roads (road cycling) </li></ul><ul><li>1000 acres varied terrain (mountain bike course) </li></ul><ul><li>Shooting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rifles (100 – 1200m) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pistol (Air) (10 – 25m) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clay pigeon </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Rationale <ul><li>Other options – Bath, Loughborough, Millfield </li></ul><ul><li>Higher quality than previous games </li></ul><ul><li>Training venue for 26 Olympic Sports </li></ul><ul><li>Accommodation – 450 Athletes </li></ul><ul><li>Olympic Village environment </li></ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul><ul><li>On site transport fleet </li></ul><ul><li>Quality medical facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Access to Olympic Village </li></ul><ul><li>Logistics – kitting & prep 750 Athletes </li></ul><ul><li>Potential </li></ul>
  10. 10. Legacy <ul><li>Inspire young people & adults to lead healthier lifestyles </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage volunteering </li></ul><ul><li>Improve our skill base </li></ul><ul><li>Promote Olympic values in School </li></ul><ul><li>Raise image of area </li></ul><ul><li>Attract major events </li></ul><ul><li>Army </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strengthen morale “be the best” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build community links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Raise bar for army sports </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. The BOA opportunity and the commitment required <ul><li>The BOA are proposing a unique partnership with the Army, Aspire and Rushmoor Council to deliver mutual benefit to all parties in the run up to the Olympic Games </li></ul><ul><li>The commitment required from Aldershot Garrison is to host the BOA’s pre-Olympic training camp in 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Between 2008 and 2012: additional opportunities exist to extend the relationship to include additional usage by the BOA and National Governing bodies, in accordance with contract and subject to capacity. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Potential additional opportunities <ul><li>Up to 4 team leader and athlete conferences per year of between 35 and 100 people </li></ul><ul><li>Small summer (Jul – Aug) preparation camps in 2009 and 2010 with a larger preparation camp in 2011. Approximately 100 persons (maximum of 168) </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to attract National Governing Bodies of Sport (replicating the Synchronised Swimming model in one or more suitable sports at our discretion) </li></ul>
  13. 13. What are the likely benefits from hosting the BOA at Aldershot Garrison? <ul><li>Benefits for soldiers: </li></ul><ul><li>Early delivery of “Z Standard” living accommodation </li></ul><ul><li>Raising the bar for Army sports: Army sport training amongst Britain’s most famous sportsmen and women and providing sparring partners for British Olympic team sports e.g Boxing </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancing pride “Be the Best”: Proudly playing a central role in Britain’s Olympic sporting success </li></ul><ul><li>Potential improvements to Army Sports and other facilities as a result of the British Olympic Association team usage </li></ul><ul><li>Closer relationship for the Army Sports Control Board with the BOA </li></ul>
  14. 14. Thank you <ul><li>Any questions? </li></ul>

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