The Tom Maynard Trust has recently confirmed the award of grants to help ten more young sportspeople with their career development.
The grants, which total £7,250, will go towards supporting a variety of applications and brings the number of individuals to have directly benefited from personal grant support to 25, in addition to the support the Trust provides for a number of different educational projects in cricket, football, rugby union and rugby league, the Tom Maynard Academy in Spain and the scholarship at Millfield School.
The individuals being supported in this round of awards are:
Joe Barrett On Gloucestershire pathway; playing club cricket in New Zealand Kiran Carlson Supporting his second year on the Glamorgan cricket academy Freya Christie Based Nottingham, helping academic study & tennis development Brandon Gilmour On Gloucestershire pathway; playing club cricket in New Zealand Cameron Herring Gloucestershire cricketer; specialist coaching clinic in India Fynn Hudson-Prentice Sussex cricketer; playing club cricket in Queensland, Australia Eddie Knight Helping with fees as part of the Somerset cricket player pathway Marc Lezar On Gloucestershire pathway; playing club cricket in New Zealand Prem Sisodiya Supporting his first year as part of the Glamorgan cricket Academy Tom Smith On Gloucestershire pathway; playing club cricket in New Zealand
On behalf of the Tom Maynard Trust, Mike Fatkin said:
“Although we provide support across three other areas, these individual grants underpin what we do and we’re very proud to have been able to help 25 young men and women so far with their own sporting ambitions. The Academy in Spain and the work we do across four sports on the education side are ways of helping groups of sportspeople together but it is important for us to continue supporting individual applications, wherever they come from. If we can make the slightest difference in helping a career then we want to do that.”