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Youth Sport: Young athletes encouraged to apply for council-backed Champions of the Future scheme

PUBLISHED: 10:00 26 January 2018

Tin Tin Ho is looking forward to the World Cup next month (pic Table Tennis England)

Tin Tin Ho is looking forward to the World Cup next month (pic Table Tennis England)

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Up-and-coming athletes across Westminster are being given the opportunity to receive funding as part of a talent development programme.

Westminster City Council has teamed up with Everyone Active, London Sports Trust, SportsAid and Jubilee Hall Trust to offer its Champions of the Future programme, to develop and support sporting talent in the borough.

The programme runs in partnership with Everyone Active’s Sporting Champions scheme. Applications are now open and will close at on February 16.

The scheme helps local athletes to achieve their sporting potential by offering access to high-quality training facilities, financial support and expert advice.

Successful candidates will be awarded with bronze, silver or gold sponsorship packages.

All athletes are provided with free access to Everyone Active centres across the country, and those on the higher tiers can also receive a sponsorship grant of up to £5,000 to help towards their training and competition costs.

Athletes on the scheme are also given exclusive opportunities to join mentoring sessions led by some of Britain’s most influential sports stars.

Last year, scheme ambassador and Olympic medal winner, Colin Jackson, hosted a session offering advice on a range of topics.

It is the second year that Everyone Active has partnered with the Champions of the Future scheme in the borough.

It currently supports a number of sports men and women in the area including, junior table tennis star Tin-Tin Ho and 200m runner Edmond Amaning

Westminster City Council Cabinet Member for Environment, Sport and Community David Harvey said: “Sport plays such a vital role in our community, helping young people to develop skills and encouraging a healthy, active lifestyle.

Duncan Jefford, director of Everyone Active’s Sporting Champions scheme, said: “Since we launched the scheme in 2016, we have invested over £300,000 in helping the next generation of stars to achieve both national and international success.

Applicants should visit www.easportingchampions.com/apply-now/ and fill out the online application form. For more information, please visit www.easportingchampions.com.

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