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Aspiring Athletes - Apply Now!

Posted by Adelle Wood on 30-May-2022 10:25:58
1Life launch youth initiative to support budding athletes achieve their sporting dreams

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We are supporting promising young athletes achieve their sporting dreams through free use of  our public access facilities and support from two Team GB Olympic stars

We are excited to announce we have launched a project to support young ‘Aspiring Athletes’ achieve their sporting dreams through our Aspiring Champions initiative, which aims to encourage participation and aspiration through our partnership with Olympic gold medalists Max Whitlock OBE and Tom Dean MBE. 

With the Commonwealth Games set to be hosted in Birmingham later this year,  we are looking to help the next generation of  ‘Aspiring Athletes’ from around the country achieve their dream.

Applications and nominations are now

open to find 50 promising young athletes who will have the opportunity to bolster their career prospects using our unrivalled facilities completely free of charge as part of the follow up project. 

We are searching for 15-21 year olds who live no more than 15 miles away from one of our 20 centres and compete at a regional level or above. The chosen athletes will then be given free use of our facilities for a year and invited to spend a day with Olympic champions Max and Tom for a live demonstration, workshops and open discussion to kickstart the initiative. 

In a recent interview Max Whitlock said: “It’s really exciting to be working with 1Life and being involved with projects to inspire people and get them more active. It’s key for me that I help youngsters out and inspire people to get into sport. I think that’s why leisure centres are so important and for me 1Life absolutely cracks it and gives people everything they need to achieve their goals.”

With a range of facilities including gyms, sports halls, golf courses, swimming pools, courts, pitches and group exercise studios, there is something to help each Aspiring Athlete achieve their sporting dreams at our centres.

Steve Bambury, Commercial Director for 1Life, added: “While we are redefining public access leisure provision at 1Life, we also want to do our part to support those dreaming of a career in elite sport. With Max and Tom on board and our fantastic facilities, we’re sure we will uncover 50 of the nation’s next sporting stars and help them achieve their dreams.” 

To nominate or apply to join our Aspiring Athlete program for 2022, complete the online application by June 21st.
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