FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Sport for Social Change Consultant, Connie Henry (Wikipedia), became an athlete at the age of 15 when she walked onto the track at Willesden Sports Centre. Eleven years later in 1998, she was standing on the rostrum at a major Championships in Athletics, the Commonwealth Games.
Subsequently, no longer an athlete, Connie was commentating on the 2005 World Athletics Championships Live on IAAF Radio.
Fast forward another six years and Connie was launching Track Academy, her very own Sport for Social Change Charity, alongside prominent names in international sport - designed to provide a unique blend of Sport, Education and Mentoring opportunities to disadvantaged youth in London.
Connie says, "At Track Academy, we help young minds believe they are more than the circumstances into which they are born. Our core aim is to create positive leaders of tomorrow, academic achievers and if we happen to create an Olympian along the way, that would be a positive by-product of our efforts".
Connie Henry has several mantras by which she lives:
- It’s not about the destination, it’s about what you learn on the way and what you do with that information
- You have to believe you are more than the circumstances that you are born into
- Surround yourself with people who know more than you do
- Hard does not necessarily mean bad
- What you want to do isn’t always the thing you should be doing; but the thing you should be doing normally gets you what you want
The whole of Connie’s life journey and the quotes above have been poured into Track Academy to create a system capable of creating extraordinary young people – young people who will become social leaders, extraordinary mentors and responsible individuals and maybe, just maybe, Track Academy will be able to create an Olympian or two, though that is simply not the overriding concern of all involved.
I would like to thank you in advance for supporting our work at Track Academy. With your continued financial support, we are able to positively impact the lives of hundreds of children from disadvantaged backgrounds in London, introduce them to opportunities that help make them better citizens and help them aspire to higher academic and social standards. We look forward to your continued financial support. Thank you.