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Isle of Man Sport Aid Academy welcomes 115 young athletes

Thu, 14 Oct 2021


More than 100 Young Manx athletes, aged 13 – 16, have been selected to take part in the Isle of Man Sport Aid Academy 2021 – 2024 programme.

The Academy will provide those young athletes with support, guidance, workshops and educational events to help grow skills in their chosen sports.

The first year of the programme will see eight online events that offer education and learning opportunities for the successful candidates who were selected across a range of different sports, from equestrian to athletics.

Isle of Man Sport Aid is available for young athletes over the age of 16 who demonstrate the potential for a career in their chosen sport. The Sports Aid Academy was created to help identify and nurture those athletes aged 13 – 16 who are already showing promise.

The young athletes will be joined and supported by their parents, guardians and coaches throughout their three year journey and it’s hoped that many of them will eventually progress onto full Sport Aid support.

The programme launched at the beginning of October, hosted by Sports Performance Co-ordinator, Paul Jones.

During the evening, Sport Aid recipients Laura Kinley (swimming) and Brandon Cain (snowboarding) discussed the positives of training in the Isle of Man and held a ‘Question & Answer’ session with the participants.


 

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