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Olympic sports fund lives on in Waltham Forest
Young sports people can get up to £3,000 to help them train and compete as part of a new bursary scheme.
Spots bursaries are available for young sports people in Waltham Forest who are actively competing and ranked in the top 100 in the country or have competed at county, regional or national level.
The funding scheme started in 2012 when Waltham Forest Council and the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) wanted to support young athletes to train and compete.
Now the scheme is being extended by the council and promising athletes have until September 20 to apply for bursaries of up to £3,000.
‘Wildcard’ entries will be considered for those who have demonstrated outstanding potential but have limited competition experience.
Successful applicants will receive specialist coaching, access to training facilities, strength and conditioning advice, sports science and lifestyle support and the opportunity to apply for additional funding to meet specific training, equipment or competition costs.
Leader of Waltham Forest Council Chris Robbins said: “I’m delighted that Waltham Forest is able to continue its commitment to help our talented young sportspeople realise their full potential.
"By continuing and extending the bursary scheme, we are building on the good will generated by London 2012.”
Details of how to apply can be found at www.walthamforest.gov.uk or firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form.
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