QTS announces new sponsorship opportunity for youth athletes
QTS Group has announced applications are open for its Youth Athletes Programme, offering budding sportspeople a chance to secure funding to progress their sport.
The national rail contractor has announced a new opportunity for young athletes, aged between 15-24 across England and Scotland, to receive annual financial support to aid their sporting aspirations.
Places on the programme are limited, and applicants will be judged on a varied criteria including their experience of their sport, current skill level and upcoming plans, including competitions and training commitments.
QTS has also invited applicants to discuss what the sponsorship would mean to them and how funds will be used if successful.
Applications to join the 10 athletes currently on the programme are open until 23rd December 2022, and forms can be downloaded from the QTS’ website.
The QTS Youth Athlete Programme was launched in 2014, to help provide financial aid for young people wanting to become masters of their sports.
Since then, the rail contractor has supported stars in many disciplines including swimming, kickboxing and snowboarding, with some going on to compete in the Winter Olympics, Paralympics and Commonwealth Games.
Alan McLeish, managing director of QTS Group, said: “It’s fantastic to launch another year of the Young Athletes Programme, helping to provide invaluable financial aid to talented individuals and help develop the next generation of sporting talent in Britain.
“At QTS, we have always been committed to giving back to the communities we work in, which is why we’ve opened applications across England and Scotland for the 2023 year. We want to help young people from varied locations and backgrounds pursue their beloved sport and progress onto great things. We look forward to seeing what I’m sure will be an incredibly high calibre of applications.”