This month, we ran our first ever High Flyers Experience Day at our Outdoor Leadership Centre, St. George's Park. The event, specifically for professional, development and community sports coaches, exemplified the impact of experiential learning as a core aspect of leadership and team development programmes. 

As well as outlining the models and principles that underpin our development programmes, we encouraged delegates from a range of sporting disciplines – including football, rugby, cricket, badminton, canoeing and education - to attempt our challenges first-hand.

Delegates took to the skies by jumping off our 40ft Powerfan and attempted to make it on to our new Crate Stack Challenge Leaderboard; currently topped by the England Women's football team. In addition, the day included the opportunity to scale our climbing tower and take on our low ropes course as a team.

The High Flyers event also enabled individuals to stretch the boundaries of their own comfort zone and overcome personal challenges in a safe environment. After jumping off the Powerfan, Sam, from the Youth Sport Trust, said: “What I achieved personally will stay with me for a long time!”

The £105million St. George’s Park National Football Centre is home to England’s 24 national football teams and provides state-of-the-art facilities for sports training camps. As the official Outdoor Leadership Partner of St. George’s Park, it is our goal to support the development of sports teams and corporate groups alike in the pursuit of improved results. 

Due to the overwhelmingly positive feedback from the event, Grahame Robb Associates will be running High Flyers twice in 2016 with dates still to be confirmed. To register your interest in attending this event in 2016, please email enquiries@gra.uk.com or call 01283 575905.

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