Talented athlete support programme

 

We are committed to developing today's promising athletes who have the potential to become tomorrow's sporting heroes.

As part of the Council’s charter for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014, the Council and Sports Council are offering athletes residing within East Ayrshire a package of support to help them reach their full potential in their chosen sport.

East Ayrshire Council and the Sports Council recognise the enormous effort and substantial personal cost that resident sportspersons commit to attain international and national success in their chosen sport. 

As a form of recognition and assistance, individuals are invited to apply to one of East Ayrshire's three strands of Athlete Support:

Developing potential

Developing potential application form (PDF 361Kb)
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Developing Potential

1. Participation in a Sport recognised by sportscotland

2. British Senior/Junior Internationalist or British Senior/Junior Champion in the year of application;

OR

3. Scottish Senior/Junior Internationalist or Scottish Senior/Junior Champion in the year of application;

OR

4. National Squad Member who has not yet received full representative status

Successful applicants will receive a one-off sum of up to £200 towards the cost of attendance at regional / national training camps or competitions, an East Ayrshire Talented Athlete Card offering membership to their nearest East Ayrshire Leisure Facility (including the Galleon Centre and Visions, Cumnock).

Podium potential

Podium potential application form (PDF 356Kb)
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Podium Potential

Amateur Sportspersons who have been selected to the official training squads for:

  1. 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
  2. 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics & Paralympic Games
  3. 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games & Paralympic Games
  4. 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games
  5. 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics & Paralympic Games

OR in special circumstances

Those whose selection to one of the above squads is deemed to be imminent as identified by appropriate GB/Scottish squad coach or representative.

OR

Those included in a GB team or squad to compete at an official INAS-FID international sporting event.

Successful candidates will receive a one off sum of £1,000, an East Ayrshire Talented Athlete Card offering membership to their nearest East Ayrshire Leisure Facility (including the Galleon Centre and Visions, Cumnock).

Special olympic fund

Special olympic application form (PDF 301Kb)
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Special Olympic Fund

Amateur Sportsperson who has been selected to participate in an International, National or Regional Special Olympics event such as:

  1. Special Olympics Anniversary Games Stirling 2018
  2. Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019

A fund to support local Special Olympians has been established by East Ayrshire Council which will give our local talented athletes the recognition they deserve. Athletes who have the potential to participate at a National and Regional Special Olympic Events are also encouraged to apply for funding.

Contact Information

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Telephone: 01563 576354
Telephone: 01563 578104
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