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 2021
  • 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 our (provisional) wider centre re-opening date of 12 May 2021.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Existing members of the 2020 to 2021 scheme will have membership extended through this year’s scheme, ending in March 2022. The March 2022 application window will run as normal.

New applicants can apply for this year’s scheme up until our fuller centre re-opening date - provisionally-scheduled for 12 May 2021. New memberships will be valid until end of March 2022.