Support for County Players
The Kent FANS Scheme offers opportunities for those sports performers that are currently members of a national team or squad, listed in the top 10 of any national age group ranking or successful in any national age group competition (top 10 finish) in the last 12 months.
There are a number of local authorities that have equivalent schemes in place to provide opportunities and support for those competing at various levels. Details of local authorities offering further opportunities are listed below.
Ashford Borough Council
Offer: Free admission for County sports performers in Ashford
Those in a county/national team/squad/coaching squad – Nationally ranked (dependent on level).
National Champion (competition sanctioned by governing body).
More information available on the Ashford Borough Council website.
Canterbury City Council
For more information around support for sports performers in Canterbury, please email Giles Seaford, Sports Development Manager at email@example.com
Dover District Council
Offer: Support for sports performers is on offer in the Dover District.
Folkestone & Hythe District Council
Offer: Free admission for County sports performers in Folkestone & Hythe
A member of a County team/squad/coaching squad – County rated (dependent on level).
A County champion (competing in national competition sanctioned by the governing body).
Alongside what the council offer, they also run an Ambassador Scheme providing positive role models to members of the community and inspiring the next generation of athletes.
Small grants for talented athletes are also available through Shepway Sports Trust via the Ambassador Scheme.
Gravesham Borough Council
Offer: Support for sports performers is on offer in Gravesham.
More information is available directly from the Sports Development Team or via the Gravesham Borough Council website.
Offer: Free access at off peak times to selected Medway leisure facilities to anyone who fulfils the criteria
Currently members of a county/national team or squad.
Currently listed in the top 10 of any national age group ranking.
Success in any national age group competition (top 10 finish), in the last 12 months.
Additional to this, Medway offer an Sporting Academy programme and 2012 Olympic support.
Sevenoaks District Council
Support for sports performers in Sevenoaks can be accessed via the Sevenoaks District Sports Council website.
Thanet District Council
Offer: Free access for County, Regional & National sports performers to Thanet’s sports facilities for personal training.
Free access to Tides, Hartsdown, Ramsgate sports centres at selected times for those performing at county level or above.
Please apply for the Your Leisure Sport Foundation Local Talent Programme.
Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council
Offer: Free access for a member of a national team/squad.
More information is available directly from the Sports Development Team or via the Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council website.
Find out more
For more information contact the Sports Development Officer for your District.
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