Young Wigan Athletes Receive Talent Fund

Talent Fund Athletes
Talent Fund Athletes

Seven, young and talented athletes have received funding to pursue their sporting best. 

The Believe Talent Fund, administered by leisure partner Inspiring healthy lifestyles on behalf of Wigan Council, provides young, up and coming athletes with grants of up to £500 to support their sporting development. 

This year’s recipients cover a wide range of sporting disciplines from across the borough. 

The latest recipients are:

Rhianne Hambleton: 17 year old Rhianne from Winstanley plays Volleyball and has been granted £200 towards her National training camps to progress in her sport.

Bradley Metcalf: 15 year old Bradley is a wrestler at Aspull’s Warriors Wrestling Club and has been granted £194 towards the Talihn Open Wrestling Championships 2019.

Emily Burgess: 14 yearnold Emily from Astley is a Cyclist from Astley and Tyldesley Cycling and club has been awarded £500 towards the World Cycling Championships 2019 in Poland.

Harvey Ridings: 17 year old Harvey from Aspull is also a wrestler from Aspull Warriors Wrestling Club and was awarded £500 to compete at a World Championships qualifying competition in Flatz, Austria. (Harvey won gold at this competition!).

Kyle Parr: 15 year old Kyle from Leigh is a Boxer from Leigh Boxing Club and was awarded £500 for a new GB kit.

Nick Jackson:18 year old Nick from Atherton is a cyclist for the Van Moer team was awarded £500 for his upcoming competitions.

Olivia Shaw Wilkinson: 17  year old Olivia from Atherton is a Taekwondo star at Horizon Taekwondo Academy Wigan and received £250 towards the Presidents Cup qualifier at Stuggart 2019

The fund is open to young people aged 11-24. Each athlete receives up to £500 from the Deal for Communities Investment fund to help them pay for travel, accommodation, competitions or training fees and equipment

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