Talented Athletes funding for 2020-21



The Talented Athletes Fund has now closed. All successful applications for the 2020 -21 round of funding have been contacted.

Hear how Talented Athletes funding has helped Nottinghamshire athletes fulfil their potential

Meet tennis player Phoenix

Continued support from Talented Athletes funding has helped budding tennis player, Phoenix Weir on his sporting journey.

“We are so grateful for the Talented Athletes funding provided by the council. It has contributed towards Phoenix reaching his potential over the past year - he is now number 1 in his age group in Great Britain!"

tennis player Phoenix Weir

Meet figure skater Elena

New blades for aspiring figure skater Elena Komova thanks to funding from the Talented Athletes Scheme.

"Now the Olympic festival has been postponed until December 2021. Elena keeps working really hard to keep her level, improve her skating skills despite the closure of ice rinks for quite a long period of time during lock down. Her ambition is representing GB at the Winter Olympic Games in 2022 and she is determined to achieve it.

We are very thankful to the Talented Athlete Fund which contributed towards the purchase of new blades for Elena." 

figure skater Elena

Meet the Green family table tennis trio

Siblings Erin, Connor and Anna Green (photographed right of trophy in photo below) are all aspiring table tennis athletes, you can check out their Facebook page which documents their journeys and achievements, Green Table Tennis Trio.

 "Many thanks for supporting them with a grant this year.”

Green family table tennis trio

Meet ice hockey player Jodie

Jodie's continued to train hard during the pandemic by hitting her local gym 6 days a week...Watch this space - she hopes to be joining Team GB in the World Championships next year!

"Unfortunately due to Covid, Great Britain were unable to compete in the world championships as they were cancelled, but I have been working hard off the ice and now back on the ice to hopefully be able to compete in the 2021 World Championships in April."

ice hockey player Jodie Bloom

Meet rower Rachel

Talented Athlete recipient Rachel Heap is a part of the Under 23s Team GB rowing team. In 2018, she came 5th at the Under 23 European Championships and won the Fuller's Head of the River Fours race. Rachel has also competed at Henley Royal Regatta.

Remember to check out our social media channels where we'll be sharing more Talented Athletes case studies #NottsTalentedAthletes!

Active Notts

Information about National Governing Bodies is available from Active Notts

If you can’t find what you are looking for, please email Active Notts who can assist with identifying the relevant NGB for your sport: info@activenotts.org.uk

If you’re looking for funding to support a physical activity or sport project, individual, school or coach in the Nottinghamshire or Nottingham area, Active Notts may be able to help you find the grant or bursary to get you the assistance you need, just visit their website.

Sport England

Sport England offers a wide range of support and advice that everyone can access. Their objective is to build a nation where everyone, everywhere feels able to get active in a way that's right for them. Visit their website for more information. 

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