Funding double for county’s top athletes

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MORE than 200 people across the county have been given funding or support through the Hampshire Talented Athlete Scheme.

Funds for the 2014 scheme have been doubled thanks to extra funding from Hampshire County Council’s Olympic Legacy Programme.

It is a joint programme between Hampshire County Council and Sport Hampshire & IOW and aims to help Hampshire’s athletes reach world class podiums.

Since it started in 2008, almost 550 of Hampshire’s most promising sportsmen and women have received funding, with even more benefitting from free access to training facilities.

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