What is Steps to Success?

A special vision is born...

Craig delivered his story to the patrons of St. Michaels Hospice in Harrogate and his words struck a particular chord with Steve.

Discovering that the characteristics for success were the same in sport, business and any other walk of life both Craig and Steve share a passion to inspire children to achieve the potential within themselves.

This course was launched within a year of that first meeting.

This initiative is privately funded for the benefit of talented children in the North of England by Steve Hagues, it is presented by our resident hero; former Olympian and Commonwealth Gold Medallist Craig Heap (more about Heapy HERE).

What is Steps to Success?

A story and encouragement for children about...

Dreams, Goal Setting, Grit, Vision, Faith, Discipline, Focus, Persistence, Integrity.

What people say..

‘The visit from Craig Heap to Bradford Academy this morning was inspiring for our learners. It was an excellent opportunity for them to see how through hard work and passion, an individual can achieve their dreams. Craig was the perfect role model and enjoyable time was had by all....’

Hannah Tuffnell
TF Yorkshire 10

‘Dear Craig, I felt I had to congratulate you once again for the truly inspirational speech that you gave to our pupils. You were able to connect with them so very well - and that is a skill that not everyone has! I'm sure that each and everyone of the pupils will have taken something from your talk and inspired them to continue to strive to reach their goals, whatever they might be, and whatever problems they encounter on the way....’

Aline Marshall
Chiselhurst & Sidcup Grammar School

‘I was in the assembly today at school and thought your talk was inspirational. I already have my dreams set and listening to people like you make them seem more achievable every day :) so I was just wanted to say thank you...’

Sophie Pearson
Parklands School

‘I have no doubt that the attributes that made Craig an extremely successful gymnast can now benefit our young performers and pupils and I wish him every success in developing the next stage of his career. It has been an absolute pleasure working with Craig on the Living for Sport Programme. Many Thanks....’
Sally Hill
Cartmel Priory School, Cumbria

‘I confirm that I have known Craig Heap for 6 years in a professional context. At all times I have found Craig to be an inspirational role model to the young people in our schools. I have utilised Craig as a mentor for elite athletes, as he is approachable and patient with the young people as well as providing relevant advice and guidance. ...’

Joyce Matthews
Newcastle SSP

‘Craig Heap kindly visited our school in preparation for National School Sport Week and we had the most incredible day. He was tremendously inspiring and motivating to children, parents and staff alike. A day none of us will forget...’

Fiona Martindale
Gee Cross Holy Trinity C.E. Primary School