RYA London and South East funding to support young sailors and coaches achieve goals
Young talent across the RYA London and South East region is receiving a
boost thanks to Performance and Coaching Bursaries from the regional Youth
Training Fund Charity (YTFC). The awards are intended to provide modest
financial assistance to support either a sailor’s ongoing efforts to fulfil
their recognised potential or a coach’s activities towards the development
of their talent and coaching ambitions.
Performance Bursaries: for promising young sailors up to the age of 15 on
31 December in the year of the award.
Applicants should have demonstrated potential by way of achievements in
events such as Youth or NSSA Nationals, RYA ranking events or by selection
for teams representing GBR at international level
Coaching Bursaries: for young sailors up to the age of 23 on 31 December in
the year of the award with a minimum age of 18. The award funds a
recipients to attend a RYA Race Coach Level 2 course. Applicants should
have shown the capability and enthusiasm to contribute to the sport in
terms of support to their fellow sailors.
The number of awards is limited each year and for London and South East
region the YTFC trustees have decided to award:
Up to 15 performance awards of £200 each and
up to 14 Coaching Bursaries to fund participation in RYA Race Coach Level 2
The YTFC will also provide coach recipients support with travelling costs
up to £40 for attendance at a RCL2 course at the trustees' discretion. In
return for the YTFC grant support, recipient are expected to return to
their clubs or other association or regional events to assist with ongoing
coaching or training, and pass on their experiences and enthusiasm to help
Dave Ellis, RYA YTFC Chair, says: “The YTFC has for many years provided
hire fleets to encourage young sailors in the London and South East Region.
To supplement this, the Trustees provide ‘Youth Bursaries’ to encourage
young sailors to develop their sailing to their next level, or to continue
and give back to their sport by coaching others. There is much talent
within the region and these bursaries may help such talent realise their
Full details of the bursaries and how to apply are available in the Related
Documents section at the top of the page. The closing date for applications
is 31 October each year.
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