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At the 2009 AGM of Great Western Runners it was agreed that the Club should set up a fund called The Arthur Dagger Memorial Fund (ADMF) in memory of Arthur Dagger who died in 2008.
He was one of the longest standing members of Great Western Runners, a stalwart who had been on the club’s committee for many years and who worked tirelessly for more than a quarter of a century on behalf of the running community in the Bristol area. He especially had a track record in supporting young people in their running.
We want to build on young people’s participation and enjoyment of running.
We want to ensure young people receive the best teaching, coaching and resources possible and have the chance to progress if they show talent.
We want to help young people to live healthy and active lives and to be the best they can be in their chosen event.
We want to support young people whose financial disadvantages may restrict their potential to fulfil their talents.
In 2010 nine young athletes were awarded grants.
Applications from people who seek small grants from the fund are now welcome for consideration, based on the criteria listed below:
They should be aged between 13 & 23
They must live in Avon area
They should be from the young person themselves
They should still be in fulltime, or further / higher, education or training
They should be supported by teacher, running club or coach
If under 17, a parent/guardian’s support for application needed
An application form asks applicants:
To say something about themselves, especially their athletic achievements, what they hope for in the future, and any other sporting or academic ambitions
How much money are they applying for
Whether any matching funding has been applied for
What they’ll spend it on? (e.g. training, travel, specialist equipment, coaching, etc)
Grants will be available for sums up to £250 and can be applied for to be spent on a range of needs such as training, travel, specialist equipment and coaching.
Evening Post publishes article on how promising young athletes benefit from Arthur Dagger Memorial Fund
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