TWO Olympic sailing contenders have received sponsorship from a local law firm.
Megan Brickwood, 33 and Ellie Aldridge, 20 have been given a three-year sponsorship deal with Moore Blatch.
The duo hope to become gold medal winners in the 49er FX class at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.
The firm, which has offices in the south, is also sponsoring 16-year-old Vita Heathcote.
Vita is a Youth Sailor of the Year award winner who is also making a bid for a future medal.
Megan and Ellie said: ‘Our goal is plainly an Olympic gold, but getting to Tokyo requires a huge amount of support from the British Sailing Team, our family and friends, and importantly sponsors who enable us to compete internationally which is hugely expensive.
‘We would like to thank Moore Blatch for their support.’
Vita said: ‘As you progress through any sport, it normally involves a huge commitment from your family and friends as your competitions move from local to national and then international.
‘My family have been incredibly supportive, and as my sporting career progresses sponsorship such as that from Moore Blatch is essential.’