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Sporting Champions  

Released on 8 February 2018 Press Release

Stratford News

Everyone Active, in partnership with Stratford-on-Avon District Council, are offering local athletes a fantastic opportunity to develop in their sport. 

The Sporting Champions scheme helps athletes to gain national and international success through offering Bronze, Silver and Gold level membership.  Sponsorship from the scheme could provide up to £5,000 of funding to assist with training, equipment, travel and competition costs including access to over 150 Everyone Active leisure centres located nationwide.

There are currently over 300 athletes on the scheme; Everyone Active hopes to grow the scheme to support 500 athletes ahead of Tokyo 2020.

Olympic medallists Colin Jackson and Steve Parry are ambassadors of the scheme, who with Everyone Active launched the mentoring element of the scheme in 2017.  These exclusive sessions aim to cover a range of topics to equip athletes with the essential skills required to manage their sporting careers.  Topics range from money management to media interviews and nutrition. 

The first mentoring session was held on 25th October at Stratford Leisure Centre, where Colin Jackson offered advice and guidance on how athletes can promote themselves.

The scheme also offers athletes the opportunity to gain access to a new website which features an exclusive content area, enabling athletes to follow each other's progress and training successes.  One of the site's unique key features is the chance to arrange a telephone call with Colin Jackson, where athletes can ask for first hand advice from the Olympic medallist.

The application period closes on Friday 16 February - with the scheme running from 1 June 2018 - 31 May 2019.

For more information about the Everyone Active Sporting Champions scheme, click on the following Please contact for more information regarding the application process.

Contact details

Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Elizabeth House, Church Street,
Stratford-on-Avon, Warwichshire,
CV37 6HX
Tel: 01789 267 575

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