Local athletes get share of £18,150 in 2016-17 ICON bursary programme

Some of Derbyshire’s most promising sporting talent is bidding to follow in the footsteps of this summer’s Rio stars after being handed financial backing through ICON.

City of Derby swimmer Adam Peaty won Olympic gold and team-mate Lewis White, from Swadlincote, a bronze at the Paralympics, having both received support from the programme, set up to create a lasting legacy from the London 2012 Olympics.

Other ICON-backed athletes to appear out in Brazil included Chesterfield tennis player Liam Pitchford and former Ripley Rascals and Derventio eXcel swimmer Molly Renshaw.

Now 119 athletes from across the county in 33 sports will receive up to £250 each of the £18,150 fund allocated for 2016-17, which has been raised through county sports partnership Derbyshire Sport’s business network.

Those on the programme will also receive free leisure passes in the area where they train and be given valuable PR exposure.

The ICON bursaries have been made possible by the contributions of all 10 Derbyshire local authorities, plus business members from across the county. Each successful applicant must live in one of the county's nine district and boroughs or compete for a Derbyshire-based club and must already compete at a high level.

All should already be representing their country or Great Britain, have won a national championship medal, are part of a recognised development squad or a development squad aligned to a professional club or have been selected for the Derbyshire Institute of Sport.

See a full list of athletes on the ICON programme and find out about the benefits of becoming a business member at www.derbyshiresport.co.uk/icon

Athletes supported in Amber Valley are…

  • Benjamin Berry (Equestrian) from Mackworth.
  • Charlie Brown (Basketball) from Belper.
  • Emily Coope (Athletics) from Kilburn.
  • Struan Caughey (Archery) from Duffield.
  • Emily Field (Life saving) from Crich.
  • Max Foord (Weightlifting) from Swanwick.         
  • Jessica Hancock (Life saving) from Denby.       
  • Jamie Ingram (Swimming) from South Wingfield.
  • Lauryn Jewkes (Archery) from Kilburn.
  • Alice Johnson (Taekwondo) from Kilburn.
  • Grace King (Badminton) from Quarndon.
  • Alex Knibbs (Athletics) from Duffield.
  • Kathryn Lane (Hockey) from Belper.
  • Harvey Martin (Sailing) from Alfreton.
  • Roscoe Martin (Sailing) from Alfreton.
  • Jethro McGraw (Athletics) from Belper.  
  • Lily Naylor (Athletics) from Ripley.
  • Katie Rowe (Athletics) from Alfreton.
  • James Shaw (Cycling) from Heanor
  • Hollie Smith (Archery) from Heanor.
  • Jessica Turner (Athletics) from Denby.
  • Richard Weir (Athletics) from Riddings. 
  • Charlie Young (Judo) from Riddings.

List of ICON members
Derbyshire County Council, Amber Valley Borough Council, Bolsover District Council, Chesterfield Borough Council, Derby City Council, Derbyshire Dales District Council, Erewash Borough Council, High Peak Borough Council, North East Derbyshire District Council, South Derbyshire District Council, Lonsdale Swimming and Sports Trust and Derby County Football Club, Amber Valley School Sport Partnership, Chesterfield School Sport Partnership.


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