My name is Alex Paske and I am the Founder of the Mintridge Foundation.
The Mintridge Foundation is a registered charity dedicated to enhancing life skills in young people through sport. We provide a support network for young people by harnessing the power of positive sporting role models. The Mintridge Foundation assists young people of all ages, abilities and physical capabilities to develop confidence and resilience, and creates awareness of the importance of mental and physical wellbeing through sport.
Our team of Ambassadors - Olympians, Paralympians and other professional sports stars from over 20 sports, both team and individual - work with young people in schools, clubs and academies across the UK. Starting with visits including assemblies, coaching clinics and classroom sessions tailored to each organisation’s requirements, our ambassadors can then provide one- on- one remote mentoring in a safeguarded environment, delivered via technology such as Skype and Playwaze to build a lasting legacy for individuals.
The Mintridge Foundation’s successes demonstrate the incredible power of sport; from a mentee’s selection to represent Great Britain in their chosen field to enabling disabled children to find confidence and happiness through participation. Understanding life after sport, we also support our Ambassadors in their transition from active sport to the next stage of their careers.
On 20th May 2019, I am cycling over 100 miles between the three schools that I attended between 1996 and 2009 to give just a little something back to the schools that gave me so much and are hugely important to the Mintridge story; Cranford Primary School, Kimbolton Prep School and Gresham's School.