UP-AND-COMING athletes in Solihull are being urged to put their names forward for support from Olympians.
Everyone Active’s Sporting Champions programme gives aspiring sports stars the chance to work with Olympians and Paralympians including Lutalo Muhammad, Jennifer and Jessica Gadirova, Kadeena Cox and Maisie Summers-Newton.
The successful applicants will also be given free free access to Everyone Active’s 200+ leisure facilities across the country, including Tudor Grange Leisure Centre and North Solihull Sports Centre and receive free unlimited access to the Everyone on Demand app.
Olympic silver medalist Colin Jackson will remain in his role as Sporting Champions Ambassador, working alongside the scheme’s Elite athletes to make sport more accessible within local communities.
Alongside some of Team GB’s top talent, he will play an integral part in providing both one-to-one and group mentoring sessions throughout the year.
Colin said: “I’m proud to be involved in a scheme that is so dedicated to supporting athletic talent from grass roots up.
“I have watched the Sporting Champions scheme grow over the years and I’m so excited to continue working alongside a panel of truly talented Elite athletes to help mentor and support the next generation.
“The Sporting Champions scheme has helped thousands of up-and-coming athletes to achieve their sporting dreams and I can’t wait to see what this year’s intake go on to achieve.”
Over the past seven years, Sporting Champions has invested more than £1million into athletes on the scheme.
Wayne Desmond, Everyone Active’s contract manager, said: “We are delighted to be able to support rising sports stars from Solihull on their journey to success.
“As a leisure provider working in partnership with Solihull Council, we feel it is important to cater for all sections of the community.
“The Sporting Champions scheme has already supported a huge number of athletes and I’m proud that we are continuing this again in 2023.”
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