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2012 Pre-Games Training Camp

MMU Cheshire and the local authority (Cheshire East Council) have formed a partnership to provide excellent, inclusive, flexible and personal pre-games training camp and support services for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

MMU Cheshire East Vision: a lasting, sustained relationship with a partner NOC/NPC

We aim to establish a relationship with one or more partner countries to:

  • Provide an excellent, inclusive, flexible and personal pre-games training camp for your athletes to win medals or achieve their personal bests at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games;
  • Support, as appropriate, athlete, coaching, sport and sport medicine/science service development in any partner country;
  • Support, as appropriate, educational, cultural and business links between the UK and any partner country.

We wish to develop a long-term relationship between the University (MMU Cheshire) the local authority (Cheshire East Council) and any partner country to include:

  • coach/athlete/support staff development programmes
  • sport medicine and science capacity building initiatives
  • school, university, and cultural exchanges
  • knowledge and research exchange programmes
  • business and tourism opportunities
  • a familiar training base for future competitions and events in Europe

Between 2008 and 2012 we aim to ensure that:

  • the local population, in particular children, in Cheshire East and any partner country become more aware and involved in sport and physical activity with measurable benefits in health and well-being, anti-social behaviour, social integration, educational attainment, and sustainable business and economic growth;
  • the impact of high profile sporting role models will encourage increased participation in regular, strenuous and enjoyable sport and physical activity
  • sport development pathways and opportunities will be extended;
  • the number of good quality coaches, volunteers, sport medicine and science professionals and sport facilities will be expanded to support the increased interest in sport and physical activity;
  • there will be cultural, tourist and inter-continental exchange activities leading to sustainable educational, cultural, business, tourism and economic initiatives.