Talented Athletes Case Studies

Hear how previous 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 am looking forward to competing in the Olympic Qualifiers in South Korea this October."

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.


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Apply for funding for talented athletes in 2021-22.


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