Criteria

Please note: Applications from Market Harborough, North Norfolk or North West Leicestershire are open from 1 – 31 July.
Email: sportingchampions@everyoneactive.com for an application form.

Gold athlete package

  • The applicant must be an Olympic, Paralympic, Commonwealth, World or European medallist
  • The applicant must have finished in the top five in a national competition within the previous 12 months
  • The applicant must be training towards an international event
  • The athlete will be expected to use their local Everyone Active leisure centre to train regularly
  • The athlete will be required to attend Everyone Active events and take part in media interviews.
  • The athlete will be required to share and post content about Everyone Active’s Sporting Champions on social media. They will be required to have their own, active, social media pages.
  • The athlete must not be contracted to an agreement with any other operator during the time of their application.
  • The athlete will be expected to be in training and competing for the next 12 months.
  • This package is applicable for those aged 16-years and over

Silver athlete package

  • The athlete must be ranked in the top 8 at a national competition in the previous 12 months
  • The athlete will be required to share and post content about Everyone Active’s Sporting Champions on social media. They will be required to have their own, active, social media pages.
  • The athlete must also be located within close proximity of an Everyone Active leisure centre.
  • The athlete will be expected to use / visit / train at their local Everyone Active leisure centre
  • The athlete must not be contracted to an agreement with any other operator during the time of their application.
  • The athlete will be expected to be in training and competing for the next 12 months.
  • This package is applicable for those aged 16-years and over

Bronze athlete package

  • The applicant must either be:
    • A nationally ranked athlete
    • Member of a regional squad with regional results in the previous year or represented at regional level in previous year
    • Finished top eight at regionals or equivalent competition in previous year
  • The athlete will be required to share and post content about Everyone Active’s Sporting Champions on social media. They will be required to have their own, active, social media pages.
  • The athlete must also be located within close proximity of an Everyone Active leisure centre.
  • The athlete must not be contracted to an agreement with any other operator during the time of their application.
  • Age restrictions do not apply*

*Usage limitations do apply

Terms and conditions:

  • The above criteria as a guidance for the Sporting Champions team who will determine the distribution of funding within the categories. Olympic and Paralympic sports will be prioritised but applications will also be considered from sports that fall under Sport England’s jurisdiction
  • If a category is oversubscribed then international experience will be taken into account
  • The scheme may ask for proof of sporting achievements as part of the decision making process
  • All athletes will be under a three-month probationary period where their engagement with the scheme and the centre will be monitored
  • All athletes will need to provide a head shot and a 100 word biography as part of the application process
  • Successful athletes will be required to update the scheme on their sporting achievements throughout the year
  • Successful athletes will be required to notify the scheme of an injury that prevents them from participating in their sport