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Three local athletes handed support by Everyone Active Sporting Champions scheme

PUBLISHED: 10:00 13 June 2018

Ambassador Colin Jackson (Pic: Everyone Active)

Ambassador Colin Jackson (Pic: Everyone Active)

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Up-and-coming athletes in the Brent area have been given the opportunity to gain professional support as part of a local talent development scheme.

Now in its third year, Everyone Active’s Sporting Champions scheme is providing even more talented local sports stars with the facilities and funds needed to support their training and help them reach their full potential.

As many as three local athletes are now being offered support through the scheme. Among the emerging talent on the scheme is Amar Aichoun, sprinter, Sami Barakate, boxer and Nekoda Smythe-Davis, Judo athlete.

Other local sports stars have also been awarded with the scheme’s bronze level sponsorship, which provides them with free access to Vale Farm Sports Centre which is operated by Everyone Active in partnership with Brent Council, as well as all of the leisure operators centres nationwide.

Olympic silver medallist, Colin Jackson CBE, is continuing to support the scheme through his role as an ambassador. Alongside some of Team GB’s top talent, he will play an integral part in providing both one-to-one and group mentoring opportunities to the athletes.

The campaign helps athletes to achieve national and international sporting success by offering them gold, silver or bronze tiers of sponsorship.

These packages provide them with funding of up to £5k to help towards training, equipment, travel and competition costs, as well as access to over 160 Everyone Active leisure centres nationwide.

Scheme ambassador, Colin Jackson, said; “I’m proud to be involved with a scheme which is so dedicated to supporting athletic talent from grass roots up.

“It’s important that we drive sporting excellence in our country, and the Everyone Active Sporting Champions scheme is already supporting hundreds of our young prospects to achieve their sporting dreams.”

Everyone Active’s Sporting Champions invested more than £500k into helping over 700 athletes to achieve success. The scheme has already hit its target of having 500 athletes signed up by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

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