Youth Programmes


Sport and physical activity can have a powerful and transformative impact on young people’s lives and the communities in which they live.

We work with a number of national and local partners, all of whom are committed to making a difference to the lives of young people (a selection of these are listed on this page).

These innovative and inspiring partnerships go beyond sport to improve all aspects of life for young people.

Our work in action...

Get On Track

For over 4 years we have delivered Get on Track, the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust’s flagship community-based personal, social and emotional development programme.

Get on Track is led by world class athletes over a 14-month period and is aimed at young people aged 16-25 who are facing disadvantage. The programme helps young people realise the attitudes and behaviours they need to make long term positive life choices.

In that time we, together with a range of local delivery partners, have positively impacted on the lives of over 200 young people across Devon.

As a result of our recent Get On Track programme in Barnstaple, the young people involved were invited to take part in the Prudential Ride London event on 28th/29th July 2018. We have 5 young people taking part with Active Devon supporting them every step of the way.

Coach Core

Coach Core is an apprenticeship programme improving the availability and quality of sports coaching, whilst creating much needed employment for young people. Coach Core increases confidence and enables the young people to have more belief in their ability to achieve in the future.

The Coach Core programme offers a range of qualifications, along with its unique combination of learning through employment and the classroom, supported by high-quality mentoring. The focus is on ensuring trainees progress rapidly and have the skills to operate in a professional capacity in whichever career path they choose.

What our Coach Core employers say:

“Both apprentices have been punctual & enthusiastic in their working environments & both have embraced the various roles they have undertaken”

“We are extremely pleased with the commitment shown by all apprentices to attend our sessions”

“Brilliant at delivering and full of confidence”

The Mix is a support service for young people. They help young people take on any challenge they’re facing – from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. You can talk to them via online, social or their free, confidential helpline. Click here