A giant LEAP! Four Boston-area athletes get sports funding

Local sport from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk/sport, on Twitter @standardduncan

Local sport from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk/sport, on Twitter @standardduncan

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Four Boston-area athletes are among those who will get their hands on a share of £20,000 funding.

Angler Benjamin Elding, from Boston, archer Amy Gott, from Fosdyke, swimmer James Hurley, from Old Leake and trampoline athlete Bethany Winter, from New Bolingbroke, have all been selected for the LEAP programme next year.

The Lincolnshire Elite Athlete Programme is managed by the Lincolnshire Sports Partnership and supported by local authorities, businesses and organisations from across the county.

Throughout 2013, £20,000 will be distributed to 50 athletes on the programme who will receive grants between £100 and £1,000 to support their development over the upcoming 12 months.

Rachel Belcher, LEAP project officer at Lincolnshire Sports Partnership, said: “In 2013, we have pledged to support 50 talented athletes from across Lincolnshire.

“We will support them on their journey to be the best they can be, with financial incentives, training courses and more, to support them in reaching their sporting dream.”