Monday, 15 April 2013


For the first time in Kent, double gold Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes is enrolling young adults from Thanet, aged 18-25 for the ‘Get on Track’ project which is being held this April!  
The project is aimed at young adults who are looking for employment opportunities, and are not in education or training. Dame Kelly Holmes’ charity, the DKH Legacy Trust, in partnership with Thanet District Council's SPORT 4 NRG programme is supporting young adults in Thanet, on its ‘Get on Track’ programme. Take a look at to find out more. 
The scheme will run for a course of eight-weeks part-time and starts on 29th April 2013. ‘Get on Track’ was set up to get 18-25 year olds interested, motivated and confident. The programme provides a great chance to get qualified and assist you with your CV and interview techniques to enhance your opportunities of employment at the end of the course.

Funded by National Lottery and awarded by Sport England, Get on Track sees world-class Athletes provide mentoring and support to young people as they get ‘fit for work’ through committing to a healthy and active lifestyle, which will in turn help inspire them to make positive changes to their lives. The Sport 4 NRG team and DKHLT’s Local Delivery Partner, Clare Bell, have worked hard in coordinating and managing the ‘Get on Track’ programme and hope to inspire and encourage everyone that takes part.

Madeline Homer, Director of Community Services at Thanet District Council said; “Thanet District Council and Sport 4 NRG are excited to be a part of the first ever ‘Get on Track’ programme in Kent. The Dame Kelly Holmes initiative really offers the young adults of Thanet a fantastic opportunity to get involved and develop their career prospects for the future.”

Sam Weissman was on the Southwark Get on Track programme in October 2012 and had this to say about it; “I had been long term unemployed since I graduated from University in 2010 and although I had been on a number of courses to increase my employability, this one really stood out to me as something special. The athlete mentors on my course were really friendly and encouraging, and helped me to see my potential. I am now working as Administrative Assistant for the Trust, helping to deliver the very programme that turned my life around.”

Clare Maclean-Bell, Local Delivery Partner, added; “What makes the Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust so different and refreshing is that it gives young people (18-25) a 360 development experience through Sport, Education, Community & Volunteering and Work Experience. Every young person that the Trust supports has the chance to work with, be inspired by, and learn from the experience of world class sports stars. I am looking forward to working alongside James Gregory from Sport 4 NRG, to deliver this life changing programme!”

DKH Legacy Trust are holding enrolling sessions at various places in Thanet, the next being at Gateway Plus, Margate between 12.00-4.00pm on Wednesday 15th April. Come along to find out more or if you are interested and fit the specification, or you know someone who would be interested, contact Clare Bell at DKH Legacy Trust on 07912 965 216 or email her on to find out more and to get involved in this amazing scheme.


  1. These superdole schemes damp down the potential for riots and revolutions, although a baying mob of teenagers torching the TDC council offices in disappointment at being consigned to the scrapheap might be more effective and cheaper in the long-run in ensuring regeneration and sustainable, productive work.

    I for one would be happy to see my tax spent in reconstructing the smoking hulk of failure that is TDC.

    This scheme seems to have only resulted in an admin non-job within the superdole scheme.

    Thanet's youth have every right to be disappointed in the years of failure and I admire their patience as the pensioner-councillors bicker and snark.

    The kids are alright. But let down by Thanet's worst generation in corruption and cancer.

  2. Anonymous, the scheme resulted in 20 finishers with 15 "REAL" job offers and ironically one of those jobs was actualyl an admin role !!!


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