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Funding support for athletes

Posted onPosted on 5th Mar

Athletes from across Mansfield and Ashfield are among 75 to receive funding from Nottinghamshire County Council’s Talented Athletes Fund. 

Councillors on the Communities and Place Committee approved the funding for athletes from 20 different sports, including 32 athletes aged 15 and under. 

Since the scheme was launched in 2018 the fund has awarded more than 275 grants, with a combined total of £63,000. 

Among the recipients are Sutton swimmer Ethan Potter; ice hockey player Faith Laverty, of Kirkby; and Mansfield ice skater Darja Pilace.

Coun John Handley, vice-chairman of the Communities and Place Committee, said: “I am delighted that we are, once again, able to support our fantastic local athletes. Whilst our funding only provides a proportion of what is required when competing at such an elite sporting level, I know it is gratefully received by our young athletes and their families.

“Prospective Olympians and Paralympians of tomorrow have remained determined to fulfil their ambition in their chosen sport and continue to make positive contributions to their local communities, despite the challenges the past year has presented them.”