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Daniel Bramble

Up-and-coming athletes in Ealing are being given the chance to receive funding from a local sports provider as part of its talent development programme.

Everyone Active is calling for aspiring sports stars to apply for the Everyone Active Sporting Champions scheme. An online application form will be open from Monday 15 January to Friday 16 February.

The scheme helps local athletes to achieve their sporting potential by offering them access to high-quality training facilities, financial support and expert advice. From grass roots competitors through to Olympic medallists, it has already aided more than 300 people on their sporting journeys.

Successful candidates will be awarded with bronze, silver or gold sponsorship packages. All athletes are provided with free access to Everyone Active’s 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 topics including interview techniques, time management and training schedules.

It is the third year that Everyone Active, which operates eight centres in partnership with Ealing Council, has run the scheme. It currently supports a number of sports men and women in the area including silver athlete long jumper Daniel Bramble, triple jumper Lia Stephenson who is a bronze level athlete and swimmer Sam Thornton, also a bronze level athlete.

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 sports stars to achieve both national and international success.

“We are committed to offering support and funding for athletes from across Ealing and I would urge local athletes to apply for Everyone Active’s Sporting Champions scheme so that we can help them on their journey.”

Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, Ealing Council’s cabinet member for transport, environment and leisure says “The Sporting Champions scheme could prove a game changer for Ealing’s talented sports men and women, whether they are competing at grassroots level, or aiming for the Olympics. We will support aspiring athletes wherever possible and as this scheme is designed to ease the financial burden of training and competition costs, it could prove vital in helping them achieve success. I hope that lots of our future sporting stars will take the opportunity to apply.”


Applicants should visit and fill out the online application form.

For more information about Everyone Active’s Sporting Champions scheme please


11 January 2018

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