James and Jordan join the county’s Elite

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SWIMMER James Hurley and golfer Jordan Wrisdale have become the latest sports stars of the future to join the Lincolnshire Elite Athlete Programme (LEAP).

They were welcomed aboard the sports support programme at a ceremony evening at The Showroom in Lincoln.

Boston-area tennis aces Dominic and Henry Beesley re-joined the scheme after featuring on it over the past two years.

Managed by Lincolnshire Sports Partnership, LEAP provides funding and support for talented athletes in the county who are hoping to compete at an Olympic or Paralympic Games or show bright promise.

Rachel Belcher, LEAP Project Officer at Lincolnshire Sports Partnership, said: “We are delighted to have so many athletes from Boston on LEAP this year and look forward to seeing how they progress.

“We really hope that all four athletes from Boston benefit from this.”

Athletes on the programme will receive between £100 and £1,000 in support, and up to £20,000 will be distributed to members of LEAP in 2012.

Funding for LEAP has been secured through Lincolnshire County Council, University of Lincoln, SportsAid, Adam Gibbon’s Sport Foundation Fund, Mundy’s, Soper of Lincoln and members of Lincolnshire Sports Partnership’s Corporate Club.

James is from Old Leake and senior amateur county champion Jordan lives in Boston.