Isle of Man Sporting Excellence Programme


Programme Aims

The people of the Isle of Man are passionate about nurturing and gaining recognition for the Island’s sporting talent. For the first time talented performers and coaches from across the Island have come together to learn from leading experts in their field, to ultimately raise performance standards.

About This Programme

The Isle of Man Sports Development Unit and the Isle of Man Commonwealth Games Association joined forces with three sponsors to fund a Kelly Holmes Education Programme for the Island, named 'The Isle of Man Sporting Excellence Programme'.

Year 1
  • Launch Day and Celebration Event
  • 3 Workshop Days providing a general introduction to elite performance
Year 2
  • 3 Workshop Days, focused on preparing for multi-sport and major championship competition

60 Sporting Performers aged 13-57 years and 40 Coaches, across a range of sports.


The following workshops were delivered in Year 1 of the programme:

  • Coach Development
  • Coaching at Major Competitions
  • My Team
  • Goal Setting
  • Time Management
  • Biomechanics
  • Mind Training - Set Yourself Up For Success
  • Confidence & Self-Belief
  • Nutrition for Performance
  • Nutritional Planning and Use of Supplements
  • UK Anti-Doping
  • Seeking Sponsorship
  • Social Media
  • Interview Techniques
  • Circuit Training
  • Core Stability
  • Water Running
  • Self-Massage
  • Speed Master Class
  • Sports Specific Master Classes

Sponsors (SMP Partners, Creechurch Capital, Microgaming) & Partners (Isle of Man Sport, Commonwealth Games Isle of Man)

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