Sports Development Unit

Talented Athlete Scheme

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The application process for 2020 is NOW OPEN

The Isle of Wight Talented athlete scheme is a sponsored discount scheme 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 but for those representing England or Great Britain or those who are recognised by their sports governing body as a potential talent.

The application window will close at Midnight on Sunday 2nd February 2020.


Application Process

The criteria is set in line with many sports National Governing Bodies and is designed to encourage participants to follow the pathways set out by their chosen sports. Please read through the criteria documents before applying as only applications that meet the criteria, as a minimum will qualify for the scheme.

To assist your application we have provided to following documents.

If you are satisfied you meet the minimum criteria an application packs can be requested by emailing or by phoning (01983) 823818.

Please note: It is the athletes responsibility to include all the information relevant to the application and provide evidence to prove your claim meets the minimum criteria. Applications that are incomplete or do not include evidence will be rejected.


Talented athlete scheme sponsors

The 2020 talented athlete scheme is being supported by the following sponsors, to view their websites please select them from the listed links below: