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Successful start for 2023-2025 Sport Aid Academy

Tue, 14 Nov 2023

The 2023-2025 Isle of Man Sport Aid Academy cohort with the academy coaches.
The 2023-2025 Isle of Man Sport Aid Academy cohort with the academy coaches.

Over 130 promising young Manx Athletes have joined the 2023-2025 Sport Aid Academy two-year training programme.

Isle of Man Sport welcomed the athletes, aged from 13-16, from various sports including Rugby, Swimming, Gymnastics and Football.

The programme allows for students to be nominated by sport governing bodies or schools to participate in the comprehensive curriculum covering Team Building, Review Performance, Rest and Recovery, as well as Physical Preparation.

Paul Jones, Sports Performance Coordinator at Isle of Man Sport, said: “The Academy fosters an environment that nurtures development of young athletes, to help them better understand their roles, responsibilities, behaviours, and skills required to move forward with a career in sport. We are dedicated to supporting their growth and progress in sports, and we’re excited to collaborate with a group showcasing immense potential.”

Supported by sponsors, Suntera Global and Newfield, the Sport Aid Academy builds on the legacy of the Isle of Man Sporting Excellence Programme led by Dame Kelly Holmes and Kelly Holmes Education from 2012 to 2014.

Isle of Man Sport Aid is confident that this initiative will contribute to the success of Manx athletes, propelling them toward excellence in their chosen sports. Among the sportspeople the registered charity has supported over the years are Mark Cavendish, Yasmin Ingham and Lizzie Holden, among others.

Consideration will shortly commence for the 2024-2026 cohort.


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