The Tom Maynard Trust has recently made another five individual grant awards, bringing the number of young people to have benefited directly from financial support from the Trust to 42 since the first awards were made in August 2012.
The Trust has now handed over more than a quarter of 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:
Connor Brown – an 18-year-old from Miskin studying at Cardiff Metropolitan University, also part of the Glamorgan Academy, who has been awarded a grant of £550 to help with his training and travel costs.
Lewis Goldsworthy – a 15-year-old all-rounder from Camborne who has been awarded a grant of £250 to help him with the costs of undertaking a tour to Trinidad and Barbados with Cornwall Schools.
Tom Homes – 18 years old and a bowler currently on the Surrey Academy, he has been awarded a grant of £750 to help with the costs of a winter playing grade cricket in Adelaide, Australia.
Harry Hovey – a wicket-keeper/batsman from Portsmouth, he is 17 years old and has been awarded £750 to help him with training and other costs as part of his development on the Hampshire player pathway.
Emily Windsor – 18 years old and part of the Hampshire Academy and women’s squad, she was awarded a grant of £750 to support her training costs, which include a month at a special training camp in Cape Town in South Africa.
In addition, three further awards of £500 were confirmed before Christmas for Kiran Carlson, Mujahid Ilyas and Prem Sisodiya, all of them on the Glamorgan Academy, as part of their original application in Autumn 2014.
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 and run an overseas academy for emerging cricketers, these grants underpin what we do and we have been able now to help well over 40 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.”