ICON support for High Peak athletes

Katie Byres is one of the athletes to benefit from the bursary award.
Katie Byres is one of the athletes to benefit from the bursary award.
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10 High Peak stars are among the Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games hopefuls that have been awarded bursaries through Derbyshire Sport’s business network ICON.

Each successful applicant lives in one of the county’s nine districts or competes for a Derbyshire-based club.

All are already representing their country or Great Britain, have won a national championship medal, are part of a recognised development squad or a development squad aligned to a professional sports club or have been selected for the Derbyshire Institute of Sport.

They will receive a bursary up to a maximum of £250 to help meet costs such as travel, accommodation, equipment, coaching fees, use of leisure facilities and a boost to their profile through local publicity.

High Peak athletes: Danielle Allsop (Kickboxing ); Scott Brelsford (Judo); Katie Byres (Athletics); Elizabeth Gould (Shooting); Eric Ham (Judo); Joel Leighton (Water Polo); James Machon (Skiing); Katie Toft (Cycling); Jaime-Leigh Whitaker (Judo); Abbie Wood (Swimming).