We know world class athletes are a unique asset to society.

That’s why we harness the unique capabilities of athletes who exhibit the high performing attitudes and behaviours required at that level.

With the right training and support, they will deliver a legacy to the community wherever they focus their capabilities. This benefits both athletes and the wider community.

Since the Trust was founded in 2008, we have supported over 400 world class athletes to lead successful lives beyond sport.

How we can help

All of our world-class athletes have gained a wealth of skills and experience that are highly transferable.

To make sure they maximise these skills, we provide:

  • Access to appropriate support.
  • Access to development opportunities.
  • A high quality career transition programme.
  • Bespoke professional development support and routes into sport and education.
  • High quality business/work placements and employment opportunities.

"They have been there for me in every way I could ask. To have people to turn to for advice, who understand what drives sports people, and can relate to the position you are in, really is a godsend.”

Pippa Wilson, Beijing 2008 gold medallist

Athlete Mentor

As an athlete, you know what it’s like to overcome adversity. How to stick with something until the bitter end.

As a member of the charity’s athlete mentor team, you could be working with young people who have complex issues – some have been in care or are homeless. Some are carers themselves or have been bullied at school, and too many lack self belief and a role model who can help them find direction and purpose in life.

Take a look at the different programmes we run for young people facing disadvantage throughout the UK.

We're not currently recruiting athletes to our Athlete Mentor Team, however if you'd like to be added to our waiting list then please drop us an email to [email protected] and tell us a bit about yourself.

If you would like to speak a Dame Kelly Holmes Trust advisor and are in urgent need of transitional support then please email us on [email protected].