– IOW Council Talented Athlete Sponsorship

The IOW Council Talented athlete scheme now open
The IOW Council is supporting the next generation of Island sporting stars by running the popular Talented Athlete Programme scheme again over 2017.

The IOW Council’s sports unit is now accepting applications for the sponsored discount scheme, which is aimed at helping gifted sports people reach their full potential and achieve further success.

For young people currently competing at a Hampshire county level or above the scheme provides support for them to access and train for top level competition within their chosen sport. For adults the scheme offers the same support but for those representing England or Great Britain or those who are recognised by their sport governing body as a potential talent.

Recipients of the scheme will be given much needed support in the form of free access to council-run leisure centres, discounted travel on Wightlink and assisted bus travel with Southern Vectis as well as discounts in selected local retailers and physio services.

This year, the scheme is being sponsored by a host of Island based and national companies, including: Isle of Wight Council 1Leisure; Wightlink; Southern Vectis; Love Running; Cowes Chiropractic Clinic; Wade Massage Therapy and Valentis Academy.

To check your eligibility against the current criteria and to obtain an application pack, please visit contact the councils sports unit on (01983) 823818/email sports.unit@iow.gov.uk   or click on the following link for further information https://www.iwight.com/Council/OtherServices/Sports-Development-Unit/Talented-and-Gifted1

The application process closes on 31 January 2017 and the successful applicants will be notified in February. The scheme is applicable to Isle of Wight residents only.

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