Celebrating emerging sporting talent

Published Wednesday 8 March 2017

Potential sporting stars of the future from across the Harborough district are being celebrated at a special grants handover this week.

Active Harborough District, the Local Sports Alliance, is holding a celebration event on Friday 10 March 2017, at The Symington Building in Market Harborough, for young athletes who have been successful in their sport.

Each are being presented with Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport Go Gold performance level funding which can be used to help them advance in their chosen sport.

Councillor Michael Rickman, who will be presenting the grants and who has responsibility for leisure and sport delivery for Harborough District Council, said: “Funding is so important for young athletes. It’s from this sort of funding that we encourage the Olympians of the future. In the past this funding has provided support for local athletes to help them buy essential equipment, or help with travel costs or coaching which can give them a vital edge over their competitors."

The performance level Go Gold funding applications are considered by the Local Sports Alliance. This year 14 athletes were considered with 10 chosen to receive £100 each.

Those selected for a grant are:

  • Matthew Chilvers - Tennis
  • Denika Millington – Netball
  • Tom Moorhouse - Hockey
  • Sam Moorhouse - Hockey
  • Lottie Edwards - Trampoline
  • Ailsa McDonald – Swimming
  • Neve Grimes – Athletics / Running
  • Jody Smith – Athletics / Running
  • Jordan Waine – Athletics / Running
  • Georgina Watson – Rugby

To find out how you could apply for a Go Gold grant visit www.lrsport.org/gogold