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Talent Fund 2016

The sports council has a primary focus of encouraging interest and participation of sport across the shire.

We are looking for more local companies to contribute £500 to increase the Aberdeenshire Sports Council Talent Fund for young people (21) and under.

Your company's sponsorship will offer you a unique association with a talented youngster who may well become a sporting star of the future already being at Scottish International level with some on the Great Britain Development Pathway.

Benefits to Companies

  1. - A local launch photo oppurtunity with the young sports man or woman your company are to support creating press coverage without the expense of advertising.

  2. - The company included in our forthcoming Talent Fund Sponsors page on out own sports council web site.

  3. - Four tickets to attend our annual Sports Council Awards Evening due to be held in March 2017 and a photo opportunity with the athlete your company is supporting.

  4. - Clear visibility of your company logo at high profile events such as the Awards Evening.

  5. - Quality photo oppurtunities that you can use within the business in annual reports etc. and when engaging with the local community.

Talent Fund Support Companies 2016

  1. Muirden Energy LLP Turriff support boxer Billy Stuart from Macduff the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games Silver Medalist and International.

  2. Turriff Transport Consultants support Alford international squad gymnast Izzy Tolometti who competes for Garioch Gymnastics.

  3. Expertec Recruitment based in Westhill support junior international target shooter Brogan Smith from Rothienorman and competes for Huntly SBRC.

Endorsement Support from Olympic Gold Medalists

  1. Tim Baillie MBE from Westhill was a successful recipient of funding from Aberdeenshire Sports Council over 20 years ago showing that the work we do with young athletes from across Aberdeenshire has the potential to help create future Olympic Champions.

  2. Katherine Grainger CBE Rio 2016 Silver Medallist and 2012 Olympic Champion commented at the 2014 Awards Evening; "To the Sports Council; Congratulations to all on the fantastic work you do encouraging, supporting and celebrating sport. Keep up the good work, Katherine."

Aberdeenshire Sports Council has supported many talented young athletes over the last 20 years. Over the past few years there has been an increase in the number of these young athletes competing at the national and international level and we feel the time is right to seek additional external funding to help lighten the financial burden on these talented sports people.

We have a positive association with a number of businesses and know that the benefits to the local business community of being associated with sport and talented individuals can be substantial offering great kudos as well as good promotion of the company to the larger community.

If you are interested in the new Aberdeenshire Sports Council Talent Fund please get in touch by telephone or email.
Keith Leslie Secretary (01771) 613666 or sportscouncil.secretary@aberdeenshire.gov.uk.