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Volunteer today for racing charities!


Charities working across the sport are frequently in need of valuable support from volunteers – on an ongoing basis or just to support a particular event.

Volunteering is a great way to help the causes you support, and can even boost your CV and help you make new friendships.

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Opportunities to volunteer with racing industry charities will be found through Careers in Racing and the Sport and Recreation Alliance.

A selection of charities that rely on volunteers:

  • Racing Welfare
  • Palace House
  • Racehorse Sanctuary & Rehoming Centre
  • The Racehorse Rescue Centre
  • The British Thoroughbred Rehoming Centre
  • Greatwood
  • and more…

Example roles include administrative or specialist business support, fundraising-specific tasks, or hands-on with horses.

Click the logos below to find volunteering opportunities…

Careers in Racing:

Sport and Recreation Alliance – Join In:

If you are a racing charity looking to recruit volunteers, simply contact lucy@racingtoschool.co.uk for further information on how we can help you.

JETS Richard Davis Award Winners 2019 18 November 2019

Trainee Sports Psychologist Aodhagán Conlon wins top Award at the JETS Richard Davis Awards

The winners of the JETS Richard Davis Awards were announced at Cheltenham Racecourse on November 17th with former jump jockey Aodhagán Conlon picking up the £3,000 prize for The Jockey Club Achievement Award. Plumbing and heating engineer Anthony Freeman and Racecourse and TV presenter Adele Mulrennan each received £500 as runners-up.

Aodhagán Conlon rode as a jump jockey for nine years and had 36 winners under rules in the UK, mainly attached to Rebecca Curtis and Tom George. Always fascinated with the psychological aspect of racing, Aodhagán originally used JETS to help fund a Psychology degree course at Bath Spa University, which he completed with first class honours. He has continued his education with a masters in Sports and Exercise Psychology and is now studying for a PhD at the University of Bath alongside Stage 2 training with the British Psychological Society. Alongside his academic work, he is working in practical settings with a range of athletes across sport including delivering workshops at BHA jockey training seminars and as a Performance Consultant for the PJA.

 JETS Manager, Lisa Delany, said: “Every year we’re impressed with the quality of entries for these Awards. This year’s finalists have shown immense dedication to their chosen second careers, boosting their skill set in a range of different areas and showing complete commitment to developing themselves to their full potential.”

 Speaking about his new career, Aodhagán Conlon said: “I was never able to have the level of success I wanted as a jockey but after what will be seven years of training, I feel that I’m well on my way to achieving my dream of being able to support athletes at an elite level.”

Former Flat Apprentice Eva Moscrop, owner of Cortado Espresso Bar in Newmarket, won the IJF Progress Award along with £2,000. Eva rode for five years until 2016 before injuries and lack of opportunities led to her embarking on a completely new career, opening the coffee shop on Newmarket High Street in September 2018.

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