More Welsh Athletes than ever before meet criteria for SportsAid funding

27/04/18

Sixteen young athletes will get SportsAid Cymru Wales funding this year

SportsAid Cymru Wales have today confirmed that 16 Welsh Athletes will receive funding in 2018/19 to support their training and development. Those receiving funding include Bethany Moule (John Davies, Neath), who recently broke the Welsh Junior Javelin record, :

"The funding I have received from SportsAid will help massively for this up coming season when I hope to qualify for the European youth championships in Hungary this July and also to further my welsh record to  beyond 55m. It will be extremely beneficial for equipment costs and travelling to further afield competitions. I am very proud to be supported by Sports aid as it has helped so champions in the past.

"I'm so proud of Bethany and all she's acheived so far, she works so hard, and getting this support is a great reward for all her efforts. We're so grateful to Sports Aid, and to Welsh Athletics for nominating her." her mum, Amanda, added.

Scott Simpson, Head of Coaching and Performance, said; "This funding is invaluable for our up and coming athletes; the contributions they receive from SportsAid really assist in facilitating their sporting endeavours, alongside their often busy academic lives. We're delighted that more athletes than ever have met the criteria set for receiving support, indicating that our development programmes are having a positive impact, and we're very grateful to SportsAid Cyrmu for their continued support."

This is what SportsAid Cymru Wales say about why their funding is so important:

"Exceptional performance in sport calls for many personal sacrifices by those involved. We all take pride in the achievements of our Welsh sporting representatives and it is hugely disappointing when talented youngsters have to drop out because of the financial burden on them or, very often, their parents.

When our star performers progress to the international stage they may well be able to take advantage of elite-level sporting sponsorships and support schemes. But at the beginning of their careers it is only SportsAid Cymru Wales that offers a helping hand that could make all the difference. That is why the backing of our community is so important."

The full list of athletes being supported this year is as follows:

  • Sarah Omoregie                   Cardiff
  • Kristian Jones                      Vale of Glamorgan
  • Cari Hughes                         Ynys Mon
  • Joseph Brier                         Neath
  • Bethan Rees                         Stafford
  • Jeremiah Kennedy-Azu          Cardiff
  • Jay Morse                             Vale of Glamorgan
  • Kiara Frizelle                         Cardiff
  • Tom Hewson                         Hampshire
  • Bethan Burley                       Dorset
  • Osaze Aghedo                       Swansea
  • Naomi Reid                           Pontyclun
  • Lauren Evans                        Cardiff
  • Oliver Barbatesi                    Bangor
  • Bethany Moule                      Skewen
  • Lauren Williams                    Caersws

Bethany Moule

Bethany Moule of Neath Harriers

Welsh Athletics Ltd.
Cardiff International Sports Stadium
Leckwith Road
Cardiff. CF11 8AZ.

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