Southend Council launches new STARS scheme

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, in partnership with Legacy Leisure, run a talent assistance scheme called STARS.

Here is the information from the Southend Borough Council website:

"The scheme offers free access to Council-owned sports facilities in Southend for County standard sportsmen and women at off-peak times. Applicants must reside in the Borough of Southend-on-Sea.

Download the criteria that apply and an application form or contact Lorraine Wilson at Southend Leisure And Tennis Centre on: 01702 215011.

Completed forms should be sent to the address on the application form.

Proof of your ranking will be required from your sport's National Governing Body or County equivalent."

To be able to qualify for the scheme you fit the following criteria:

For sportsmen and sportswomen of 10 years old and above who currently perform, train or compete at an elite level and who reside for the majority of the year in Southend-on-Sea. The scheme will be open to those sports people (including those with disabilities) who are:

Members of a national team or squad.

Have a national ranking in the top 20 for their age group.

Have a county ranking in the top 5 for their age group.

Full article and forms to download are available here:

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