Sports Development Unit

Talented Athlete Scheme

Zac Lacey GB Swimmer

The application process for 2018 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 remain open until 5pm on Wednesday 31 January 2018.


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 because only applications that meet the criteria, as a minimum will qualify for the scheme.

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

For further information please contact us using the 'send a message to service' form by clicking here

2018 talented athlete scheme sponsors

The 2018 talented athlete scheme is being supported by the following sponsors, to view their websites please select them from the listed links below: