What is Raise Your Game?

Colin Jackson

If you thought his performances on the track were inspirational, check out Colin Jackson's project.

Raise Your Game with Colin Jackson is aimed at inspiring and motivating people from all walks of life.

The legendary athlete explains, "If I could just bottle the determination and drive of sportspeople, I would be worth a fortune! Anybody wanting to raise their game - whether it's to get a new job, pass an important exam or even lose some weight and get fit - can learn some vital lessons!"

This website highlights the determination needed by sportsmen and sportswomen to achieve their goals and ambitions through a series of video clips, interviews, diaries and stories.

Raise your Game has travelled far and wide to speak to the likes of Joe Calzaghe, Warren Gatland, Christine Ohuruogu, Denise Lewis, Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson, and Haile Gebreselassie to find out what makes sports stars tick, how they cope with disappointments and discovers exactly how hard they train and prepare. The website features sporting stars and their coaches, sports psychologists and PR experts offering new insights into the dedication and commitment needed to succeed in the world of sport.

There are 5 steps to success in achieving your goals. Sportspeople use these words time and again when talking about their lives, and not just in relation to their sport.

Inspiration
Motivation
Preparation
Concentration
Dedication

The articles and interviews in Training ground are all about the tools of the trade. The skills that people from the sporting world use in all aspects of their lives.

Raise Your Game is supported by the Lifelong Learning and Skills group of Welsh Assembly Government. "Raise your Game is an exciting initiative which will encourage people to associate learning with sporting achievement. With support from athletes such as Colin, who is respected so widely, this BBC Wales website will be a sure fire success."

"Learning through sport, be it calculating split times in athletics or adding up a score on a dartboard, is a great way of making learning interesting and most importantly fun. Not only could it further your career as a sports person but it will help to make web surfers who use the page lifelong learners."

So if you need a bit of motivation to apply for that job, to revise for exams or to try out a new sport, check it out at bbc.co.uk/raiseyourgame.


I don't need to do drugs, I don't need to drink. I'm straight down the line and I'm having the best time of my life!

Daniel Whitby

Freestyle motorcross (FMX) rider

Training ground

Colin Jackson

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Media zone

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