Rising sports stars urged to apply for talent scheme fronted by Olympians

by | 1 March 2024 | Gainsborough, Notice, Sports Club

Up-and-coming athletes in West Lindsey are being given the chance to take their careers to the next level – in an Olympic and Paralympic year – with Everyone Active’s Sporting Champions scheme.

Relaunching this month, the renowned programme empowers aspiring athletes to unlock their full potential by offering access to state-of-the-art training facilities and mentoring support from Olympians and Paralympians.

Since its inception in 2016, the scheme has transformed the lives of more than 5,000 athletes by providing them with free access to Everyone Active’s 230-plus leisure centres nationwide, helping them press forward in their journey to sporting stardom.

These include Market Rasen Leisure Centre and West Lindsey Leisure Centre, run in partnership with West Lindsey District Council.

For 2024, the legendary Colin Jackson, Olympic 110m hurdles silver medallist and former world record holder, returns as the scheme’s ambassador.

He will be working alongside a line-up of inspiring elite athletes who have starred on the Olympic and Paralympic stage – Lauren Steadman, Lutalo Muhammad, Jessica and Jennifer Gadirova, Kadeena Cox, Richard Kilty and Maisie Summers-Newton – in group mentoring sessions throughout the year. These sporting heroes will share their wisdom and expertise, guiding up and coming athletes every step of the way.

Over the past eight years, the Sporting Champions scheme has poured more than £2million into young athletes, proving its commitment to grassroots sporting excellence.

At the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, no fewer than 30 Sporting Champions competed, taking home five gold, two silver and three bronze medals.

Applications are open now until Monday 11th March via the Everyone Active Sporting Champions website, www.easportingchampions.com.

Follow the Sporting Champions Instagram (@easportingchamps) for more information on how to apply.