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ATHLETES aged 11 or more are invited to apply for up to £500 cash and support to help them succeed in their sport.

Hampshire Talented Athlete Scheme (HTAS) offers grants for travel, equipment, training, coaching and physiotherapy, as well as sports science support.

It also offers free access to leisure centres, fast track physiotherapy, and a free bus pass from local bus companies Bluestar, First and Stagecoach. The scheme is administered by Hampshire County Council and Portsmouth City Council and is open to 214 county athletes this year. Call 01962 845163 or email