Awards for youngsters set for sporting success

Set4Success winners with Jade Lally at the 2015 ceremony SUS-160120-105541001

Set4Success winners with Jade Lally at the 2015 ceremony SUS-160120-105541001

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Are you the best in your field? Do you have the ambition to get to the next level? Do you live or go to school/college in the Horsham District ?

Set4Success supports young talented sports people from the Horsham district to achieve their potential.

The costs involved in training and competing at a high level are often a deterrent to the fulfilment of ambition and capability.

As a result an individual may lose interest and the nation a potential champion. S4S was set up in 2011 as a charitable partnership between The Rotary Club of Horsham, Horsham District Council, Horsham District Schools and local businesses including Ringway Ltd, Spofforths, AToM, Wakefields Jewellers and Tree Top Design & Print.

Young people can apply for an award which will provide some limited funding, plus give concessionary access for a year, provided by PfP Leisure, to local sports facilities across the district, plus create public awareness of the achievements of the winners.

Over 100 awards have been made in the last five years covering about 30 sports including rugby, karate, baseball, athletics, diving, cycling, volleyball, badminton, ice skating, cricket, softball, trampolining, swimming, dancing, gymnastics, golf, hockey, water polo, artistic gymnastics, rugby officiating, climbing, triathlon, equestrian/eventing, short mat bowls, endurance horse riding, judo, kick boxing/K-1/Muay Thai , trampoline gymnastics, football and freestyle kayaking.

Past Set4Success winners include up and coming stars such as Lucy Wood (winner of silver medal in 2014 Commonwealth Games playing for England Hockey ), Marco Penge (under-18 European top ranked golfer ), and Charlie Piper ( Harlequins rugby ) .

So, if you participate in either an individual or a team sport , and can demonstrate past excellence at your age and level and are considered to have the long term potential to succeed at national / international level apply for a Set4Success Award by visiting www.set4success.org and completing an application form. The closing date for the spring 2016 award panel is the end of January.

For further information, contact John Le Rossignol at Horsham Rotary on 01403 754005 or horshamrotary@btconnect.com

Report and picture contributed by The Rotary Club of Horsham.