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Sir Arthur Marshall Future Champions Programme open for grant applications

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Applications are being encouraged for the Sir Arthur Marshall Future Champions Programme
Applications are being encouraged for the Sir Arthur Marshall Future Champions Programme

Young sports stars in Cambridge are being encourage to apply for a grant from the Sir Arthur Marshall Future Champions Programme.

Aimed at helping those between the ages of 11 and 25, grants of up to £250 are available to help achieve sporting success and reduce the bills often associated with playing sport at a county or regional level.

Priority for the programme, which is administered by Cambridge City Council and sponsored by Marshall of Cambridge, is given to Olympic and Paralympic sports, and athletes must live in Cambridge city or South Cambridgeshire, and the majority of their training must take place in Cambridge.

Cllr Anna Smith, cxecutive councillor for communities, said: “I am very pleased that the council and Marshall are once again supporting Cambridge’s talented young people as they work hard towards sporting success.

“The Future Champions awards programme recognises the inspirational dedication, ambition, perseverance and potential of young people in our community.

“I’m always so impressed by the stories and achievements of the young people who apply to this programme.

“It really is fabulous, and I wish all applicants well for future success in their chosen sports."

The closing date for applications is Friday, December 4 at 5pm.

Since the programme started, it has awarded grants to athletes from a wide range of sports including swimming, judo, triathlon, table tennis, athletics, diving, tennis, kayaking to cover the cost of coaching, equipment, travel and entry fees.

For more information visit cambridge.gov.uk/future-champions-grants, email sport@cambridge.gov.uk or call 01223 457532.

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