Athlete Support Programme | Sports for young people | Medway Council

Athlete Support Programme

We offer an Athlete Support Programme to help Medway's athletes aged 12 to 21 competing at regional level and higher.

The programme gives athletes:
  • reduced physiotherapy rates for services provided by the University of Kent
  • Shokk membership for under 16s with extended access until 6pm (regional or higher)
  • Gym & Swim membership for 16 plus (regional levels and above)
To qualify you must:
  • live in Medway or be a Medway athlete studying at university whose parents still live in Medway
  • be aged 12 to 21 on 1 April 2020
  • if under 16: represent the region/regional team (or be ranked in the top 10 at regional or higher level for individual sports with official rankings), or a higher representative level, in a Sport England funded sport
  • if over 16: represent the region, or a regional team, or a higher representation level, in a Sport England funded sport
  • If you are over 21 but compete at a national level, visit the Kent FANS scheme website, where another appropriate offer may be available

Applying for the Athlete Support Programme


To apply you will need to:
  • list full details, answering the qualification criteria above within your email
  • attach a supporting letter from your regional officer, club or NGB supporting your application and your standing
  • email your completed application to
Applications are currently open until the end of March 2020.