Younger athletes can profit from monetary assist throughout 2024. Learn on to seek out out extra
The Ron Pickering Memorial Fund is now accepting purposes from younger athletes for 2024 grants.
If you’re aged 15-23 years previous then that is your alternative to use to be aided financially subsequent yr.
Since 1991, the RPMF has awarded greater than £2.5 million in grants to hundreds of athletes. It has proved to be immeasurable, not simply as monetary assist however as sources of motivation and perception.
As Keely Hodgkinson says: “It gave me the assumption that I may obtain in sport”, whereas when Mo Farah acquired his first grant from RPMF, he was lastly in a position to purchase his first pair of working spikes.
It is a significantly poignant yr for RPMF following the loss of life of Shaun Pickering in Could aged 61.
Shaun arrange the fund alongside his mom, Jean, in reminiscence of his father Ron Pickering with the intention to proceed his exceptional legacy.
As an athlete Shaun was an Olympian, Commonwealth shot put medallist and a number of Welsh champion within the shot, discus and hammer. But the throws big may even be remembered for his passionate and energetic efforts to spice up the well being of British athletics, most notably the nation’s up-and-coming younger athletes via the RPMF charity.
READ MORE: Tributes to Shaun Pickering
Functions are invited from athletes of nationwide customary, aged 15-23 (or over in distinctive circumstances). In extra purposes are invited from para athletes of the identical age (plus distinctive instances) who’ve a nationwide para classification to use.
The RPMF will then focus on the purposes with the selections made in mid-January. If you’re profitable within the utility course of you may be knowledgeable through e mail to the tackle supplied in your utility type.
Inside this e mail, you may be requested on your financial institution particulars with the intention to pay your award straight into your account. Unsuccessful candidates will probably be knowledgeable additionally by e mail to the tackle supplied on the shape.
Functions shut December 14 and late purposes can not accepted.
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