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Scholarships for Birmingham 2022 athletes

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Young athletes hoping to compete at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games in 2022 will be able to apply for part of a £50,000 scholarship.

Team England has today announced that applications are now open for the newly founded Sir John Hanson Young Talent Scholarship.

It will provide five young athletes with financial support to help them reach their full potential.

It's anticipated that the grant will contribute towards travel to training camps and competitions, coaching and training support services, kit and equipment.

We are so grateful to the Hanson family, who are good friends of Commonwealth Games England, for the opportunity to provide five athletes with this scholarship. We hope that this funding will help to support those young athletes in their journey to hopefully lead to a successful performance at a home Games.

– Commonwealth Games England chief executive, Paul Blanchard

Athletes must be 19 years old or younger at the time of application or 22 years or younger for para-athletes. The deadline for applications is 28th April. Find more information here.