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University Increases Support to Budding Young Athletes

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A total of 28 budding athletes have been awarded financial assistance by the University of Worcester following the latest round of Sport Scholarship applications.

The University awards a number of different scholarships, bursaries and fee waivers to students throughout the year, with the Sport Scholarships designed to support students who are pursuing a sporting career alongside their studies.

Student athletes are invited to apply for the Sports Scholarships at three points during each academic year. Under the scheme, the University awards Elite Athlete mentoring and Sports Science packages, kit and financial assistance to young athletes.

Of the 28 students who received a Sport Scholarship after the most recent application deadline, thirteen were first year students.

Tadas Lavickas, Sports Performance Administrator at the University, explains: “Support like this can often be invaluable to athletes who are juggling sporting endeavours with studying, and our bespoke strategies help our athletes to maximise their potential, offering support and advice on things like strength and conditioning work, nutrition and sports therapy.

“We invite applications from all athletes, regardless of the stage of their degree they’re at or the sport they play. We currently support biathletes, rugby players, kickboxers, sprinters, dancers and cricketers, to name just a few.”

As part of their Sport Scholarship support packages, a number of the University’s athletes have qualified for the Elite Athlete Mentor Programme, which sees them receive advice, guidance and support from the University’s team of sporting experts.

Tadas adds: “We know that balancing studying with training isn’t always easy, so we endeavour to provide the best possible support to our athletes, including offering advice and guidance from mentors who have been in a similar position.

“We have got some great young athletes at the University of Worcester and we are delighted to be able to offer them such a comprehensive level of support.”