In need of a Leg-Up?

The latest sports news for the Hemel area
The latest sports news for the Hemel area

The Leg-Up Club are on the search for sporting talent which they can help reach its potential.

Twelve months ago the group of friends, who wish to remain anonymous, launched their search for promising athletes in the area... hoping to give them some much-needed financial backing.

Archer Amy Gott and clay piegeon shooter Marcus Horry both impressed the panel so much last year that they split the £1,600 pot.

Amy, a member of the GB Performance Academy, used some of the cash to purchase new equipment, and winning the Lincolnshire Indoor County Championships was among her achievements.

Marcus, meanwhile, chased his dreams of making the national team, and can rank a county title and eight medals from the National Inter-cadet Clay Target competition among his achievements.

Impressed by those achievements, the Leg-Up Club are again keen to hear from sportspeople of all ages who believe this year’s purse of £2,000 could make a difference to them - be it for equipment, coaching or even travel costs.

The members come from a mixture of different sporting backgrounds, and they are open-minded as to which sport they are looking to support.

For a chance to be the recipient of the busary, you are asked to get in contact and explain why you feel you should receive a leg-up.

The group have teamed up with The Standard, and are appealing for anyone interested to get in contact.

To put yourself forward, or to nominate a sporting talent, email duncan.browne@jpress.co.uk, outlining details about the individual, their sporting discipline, age, and what the money would be put towards.

The closing date for entries is December 31.