Over the last few weeks the Trust has made another six individual grant awards totalling £5,450, bringing the number of young people to have benefited directly from financial support from the Trust to 70 since the initial awards were made in August 2012.
The Trust has now handed over very close to half a million pounds to help individuals applying for grants and to support education and development programmes across a variety of sports.
The latest recipients are:
Milo Ayres – Milo is a 19-year-old batsman and wicket-keeper from Bristol, currently on the staff at Gloucestershire. He has been given a grant of £500 to help with the cost of travelling to Melbourne in Australia, where he is playing grade cricket for Old Mentonians.
Connor Brown – Connor (above left) is 21 years old, from Bridgend, and is on the full time playing staff at Glamorgan. He will be playing club cricket in Sydney, Australia, and participating in the International Cricket Programme, with the Trust contributing £1,500 to help him with his flight and accommodation costs.
Isabelle Hudson – A 15-year-old from Rutland, who is part of the Leicestershire county set up, Isabelle has been awarded a grant of £200 to help her with the costs of undertaking a tour to Christchurch, New Zealand, playing in the Indoor World Series with the England Women’s Under-17s this Autumn.
Jeremy Lawlor – Jeremy (above right) hails from the St Fagans club in Cardiff and, like Connor, will be playing cricket in Sydney and undertaking the International Cricket Programme. He is 22 and ended the 2018 season in Glamorgan’s Championship side and being named Second XI Player of the Year. He has been awarded a grant of £1,500 to help him with his air fare and accommodation.
Jack Plom – A right arm quick bowler Jack has played for England Under-19s and has just signed a full time two-year contract with Essex. He has been awarded a grant of £500 to help him with the cost of his air fare to Australia, where he is playing club cricket in Sydney.
Kazi Szymanski – A 19-year old seam bowler originally from Torquay and now established as a member of the Glamorgan Academy, to support him on the International Cricket Programme and playing club cricket for Fairfield in Sydney. He was recently named as Glamorgan’s Academy Player of the Year for 2018.
Trustee Mike Fatkin said:
“We’re delighted to be making these latest awards and we hope they will help the recipients develop their careers. All are deserving cases. Although we now contribute to education programmes across several sports, these grants underpin what we do and we have been able now to help close to 70 young men and women directly with their sporting ambitions and dreams, which we’re very proud to have done. We welcome applications wherever they come from. If we can make the slightest difference in helping someone fulfil a sporting ambition then we want to do that.”