On Monday 27th November, a reception was held for the new crop of sports scholarship recipients, and the athletes accepted onto the Athlete Support Programme.
The Athlete Support Programme was set up over 10 years ago, with the intention of providing our high level sports performers with the support services to enable them to continue to train at a high level, as well as pursuing their academic studies. The athletes receive a number of benefits and have access to a range of sport science support services provided by academic staff in the London Sport Institute. A key part of the programme is to ensure that where possible, the athletes can access some flexibility around academic deadlines (hand in dates, exam dates) when there is a clash with a major competition or high level squad training. Numerous athletes have benefitted from being part of the programme, including double Olympic medallist Lutalo Muhammad.
Other benefits of the scheme for the athletes include:
The recipients that attended the award reception includes: