- Adopt an Athlete 1/25
For many years Spartan Harriers has been developing young athletic talent. Our development and junior Coach Michael Faulmann has had this hope for this to become a formal offering of the club as part of a greater community vision.
We hope to create a sustainable platform whereby young talent can be identified ,developed and supported in a community environment.
From this initiative we also hope to create community role models and leaders, for aspiring young athletes to relate to and aspire to.
There is power in community and there is power in the camaraderie of sport – when brought together we have the opportunity to bring about change. Our vision at Spartan Harriers is to be able to make our grass roots junior program accessible to aspiring athletes from all communities and social, economic backgrounds.
Healthy body and mind, the mantra of many an athlete, yet not all our development athletes have the resources or opportunities to access the correct nutrition, training kits, coaching or role models.
GET INVOLVED :
There are so many more ways for you to be able to assist us, and we appreciate each and every contribution and effort towards us achieving this vision. Download our Spartan Academy 17 document for more information on how you an get involved.
OUR WISHLIST FOR THE ACADEMY DEVELOPMENT RUNNERS
- Transport Vehicle – this is our top fundraising goal for this year. The Academy athletes live in low income areas and require assistance in getting to and from training days and races. Public transport is not always available and at time transport logistics prevents them from training or attending races
- Training Kits – Our runners require training kits to wear on training days twice a week. The training takes place at Spartan Harriers sportsfield and/or on training runs in and around the Bergvliet / Constantia suburbs between 6pm and 7pm ( great exposure value during high traffic times)We would like to acquire 1 corporate sponsor to provide branded kit for the academy on these training days. Should you consider sponsoring the training day kits, we welcome your co-branding with Spartan Harriers and you can look forward to up to 25 young athletes running in your brand twice a week.
- We would like to make funds available for race entries / WPA licences.
- We would like to have funds available for supplementary coaching/training programmes (training/ nutrition/physio) which may become available to athletes – these would be assessed on a case by case basis and on merit.