The Tom Maynard Trust has announced another six individual grant awards totalling £4,450. This takes to over 40 the number of young sportspeople who have been awarded grants since the Trust was set up in August 2012.
The six recipients are:
Rose is a 15-year-old from Westward Ho! who plays for various teams in Devon and has taken part in England Women’s development programmes. She has been given £1,000 towards costs for a Devon Under-17/19 tour to South Africa in March.
Alex is a wicket-keeper/batsman on the Somerset staff who has been awarded a grant of £750 to help with flight and accommodation costs for a close season playing and coaching for Cornwall Cricket Club in Auckland, New Zealand.
Another wicket-keeper, Patrick is 18 years old and is currently on the Gloucestershire staff, having come through their academy programme. He receives a grant of £450 to support his costs for a winter playing and receiving specialist coaching in Australia.
Ismat is a 20-year-old quick bowler from Kabul in Afghanistan, who is being supported with a grant of £900 to help fund his attendance on the Ultimate Pace Foundation course in India.
Uzi is 22, a batsman, and has come through the Cardiff University centre of excellence. He has played for both Gloucestershire and Wiltshire and receives £350 towards his costs playing in Australia this winter.
Gabe is a 16-year-old basketball player from Porthcawl who has been awarded a grant of £1,000 to help with travel and other costs training and studying at South Gloucestershire & Stroud College, which plays in the Elite Academy Basketball League.
Trustee Mike Fatkin said:
“These are very busy times for the Trust. We have this month completed the Big Bike Ride 2 fundraiser with the Professional Cricketers’ Association and in addition to regular grant awards we are planning the third Tom Maynard Academy programme in Spain in February and continue to support education programmes across players’ associations in football, rugby union, and, of course, the PCA in cricket. But grants are at the core of what we do. We are delighted to be making these latest awards and we hope they will help the six recipients develop their careers. ”
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