Sports Development Unit

Talented Athlete Scheme

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Service Update:

The Talented Athlete Scheme application process is closed.

Due to the disruption imposed on sport during the Covid-19 pandemic we are not able to deliver the Talented Athlete Scheme as we have in previous years.

The scheme will remain closed until we are able to review how the scheme will be delivered going forward.   


The Isle of Wight Talented athlete scheme is a sponsored discount scheme. It has been designed to help gifted sports people reach their full potential. For young people currently competing at a Hampshire county level or above, the scheme provides support for them to access and train for top level competition within their chosen sport.


For adults the scheme offers the same support. Adults need to be representing England or Great Britain or those who are recognised by their sports governing body as a potential talent.


Talented athlete scheme sponsors

The 2020/21 scheme runs up until the 31st August 2021. It is being supported by the following sponsors, to view their websites please select them from the listed links below: