The Tom Maynard Trust has announced another six individual grant awards totalling £4,360. This takes to well over 30 the number of young sportspeople who have been awarded grants since the Trust was set up in August 2012.
The six recipients are:
Hugh is an 18-year-old from Folkestone who is on the Kent Academy and was their Scholar of the Year in 2014, before touring Australia with England Under-19s last winter. He has been awarded a grant of £500.
Dan was a member of the England Learning Disabilities squad which recently toured Australia. A Devon cricketer throughout his life, including at Minor County level, he has been awarded a grant of £750.
Bradley is 16 and from Poole in Dorset, for whose age group squads he has played throughout his schooling. He has been offered a grant of £525 to help him with costs as he starts at Millfield School in September.
Jan is a 16-year-old from Folkestone who has represented Kent at all levels from Under-11 and is currently on the Kent Academy. He has been awarded a grant of £750 to assist with travelling and other costs.
Greg is 21 years old and having been a member of the inaugural Tom Maynard Academy group in 2014 has been awarded a grant of £710 to help him with costs towards a recent MCCU tour to South Africa.
Thomas is an 18-year-old fast bowler originally from Swansea but brought up in Australia who will spend he season working on his game at club level in South Wales and, he hopes, at Glamorgan Second XI.
The Trust has also agreed to renew its sponsorship of the Professional Cricketers’ Association’s annual Rookie Camp, which is an annual programme aimed at young first year county professional cricketers, for a further three years covering 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Trustee Mike Fatkin said:
“We’re delighted to be giving out this latest batch of awards and we hope they will help the six recipients develop their careers. These are very busy times for the Tom Maynard Trust. In addition to grants, we have recently completed the second Tom Maynard Academy programme in Spain and we are now on board and supporting six players’ associations in football, rugby union, rugby league and, of course, the PCA in cricket, with whom we are working on October’s major Big Bike Ride 2 fundraiser.”
Applications for grant aid support can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by downloading the application form from the website. For more information on the work of the Trust, and details of how to make a donation, visit the website at: https://www.tommaynardtrust.com/