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In The Know: Want To Be An Athlete? Here are some opportunities for aspiring athletes and coaches.
The month of May is National Walking Month which has been set aside to promote healthier lifestyles. This week we have listed a number of opportunities for young people that are interested in developing their athletic abilities:
England Athletics Young Leaders: The programme is an initiative developed to encourage and develop young people to improve their schools capacity to deliver athletics and other sports. There are several programmes on offer, such as the Young Officials Programme, for young people of between the ages of 14 and 19. Read here for more information on how to join the various programmes on offer.
Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS): This programme is designed for talented young athletes (16 years and over) who are currently studying. The programme offers a holistic approach and partners with an athlete’s school to make sure they strike a balance in academics and sports. For more information, please read here.
Sport England Backing the Best: This scheme is aimed at assisting talented young athletes and their families with meeting the costs of training or participating in events. Awards to individual athletes can be up to £5000 per year and are meant to help with the costs of accommodation, travel, equipment and support from coaches. Read more about this programme, here.
If your child is aged 11-16 and you’re interested in joining the tutoring, mentoring and enrichment programme, we’ll be accepting applications again in May to join us in September. If you’re interested, you can register your interest here or give us a call on 02088168066800