Warwickshire’s talented young athletes have been given valuable backing
as they aspire to achieve their sporting ambitions. A group of 25 young
sports stars from across Coventry and Warwickshire have been awarded a
total of £13,000 to help them achieve their sporting ambitions. The
bursaries were awarded during a special event at Coventry University’s
Westwood Heath Sports Pavilion in Coventry.
CAP, now in its
fourth year, is a bursary scheme co-ordinated by CSW Sport which
provides support to talented athletes from across the sub-region. The
bursaries are funded by Warwickshire County Council and Coventry City
Council and are supported by the Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership
for the 2012 Games and Coventry University. The funding is used by
athletes to assist their development by covering some of the costs
associated with their sports including coaching, equipment, travel and
competition entry fees.
The athletes were presented with their awards by Leamington’s 100m hurdler and London 2012 hopeful Sara McGreavy, Carolyn Robbins and Mark Gore from Warwickshire County Council and Councillor John Mutton, leader of Coventry City Council. Among those recognised during the presentations were Coventry triathlete Sian Rainsley, Stratford rower Camilla Hadland, Warwick fencer Ellie Cormack, Rugby golfer Lauren Taylor and Nuneaton judo expert Kyle Sweet. Another winner was rhythmic gymnast Rachel Smith, 18, who attends Caludon Castle School and has aspirations of competing at London 2012.
Now in the third year of the CAP Programme (A Bursary Scheme for talented athletes) The programme provides support to talented athletes within Coventry and Warwickshire. This years scheme has received 69 applications from talented young sports people from across the area. A full list of this years Bursary recipients is now available to view by clicking on the link below.
Now in its second year, the CAP programme is a bursary scheme that provides support to talented athletes within Coventry and Warwickshire.
This years scheme has seen 24 athletes recieve CAP funding for 2009 to 2010. Due to extra funding being available from key local partners, it has allowed the CAP Bursary Scheme to support more talented athletes with in Coventry and Warwickshire over the forthcoming year. A full list of this years bursary winners and a profile on them is available by using the link below.
2008, over 80 applications were received from talented young sports
people from across Warwickshire, and as a result, 14 budding sports
stars who compete in a variety of sports from badminton to wheelchair
basketball have been selected and are receiving funding through the
The 14 successful applicants each received a grant from the three-tiered funding package available from the CAP scheme to aid their development during 2008/09.
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